November 23, 1923 - February 9, 2014
Mr. Ronnie Groeneveld of High River passed away at his home on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at the age of 90 years. Ronnie is survived by his four children Ria (Darwin), Janet, Gary (Gail) and Tony (Trudy); his grandchildren Robert (Sabrina), Christopher (Carrie), Nathan, Christina (Henry), Leah (Jeremy), Devin (Erin), Joshua (Katie), Levi (Bryony), Matt (Dani), Jacob, Katelyn and Alex; his great-grandchildren Ryan, Paul, Marie, Kayden, Shailyn, Danika, Austin, Gavin and Zoe. Ronnie was predeceased by his loving wife Marie in 2009. He served with the Dutch Underground resistance during WWII and the Dutch Military in Indonesia. He met his wife Marie following his return from Indonesia in their home town of Pernis, Holland. Ronnie and Marie were married on June 27, 1951 and immigrated to Canada from Holland in 1954. They farmed in the Blackie area until they retired to High River in 1994. Ronnie loved things that grew whether it was grain, animals, flowers and especially strawberries. Family was very important to Ronnie especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ronnie was very involved in his community including the curling club, Legion, Nanton Bomber Command Museum as well as the High River United Church. Ronnie grew up in war time Holland and was extremely grateful to the men and women who freed Holland from oppression. He was well known for telling his story of thanks for the food drops his country received during the war. Ronnie will be sorrowfully missed by his family and all those who knew him. If desired in memory of Ronnie memorial donations may be made to the Nanton Bomber Command Museum (Box 1051, Nanton, AB, T0L 1R0). A Celebration of Ronnie’s Life will be held on Tuesday, February 18th at 2:00 p.m. at the High River United Church. To send condolences and view Ronnie’s Tribute Page please visit www.lylereeves.com . Caring for the family is Lyle Reeves Funerals of High River (Craig Snodgrass) 403.652.4242.
Mr. Ronnie Groeneveld of High River passed away at his home on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at the age of 90 years. Ronnie is survived by his four children Ria (Darwin), Janet, Gary (Gail) and Tony (Trudy); his grandchildren Robert (Sabrina), Christopher... View Obituary & Service Information
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