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Afra Maria Groot

May 30, 1938 - November 12, 2016


Groot, Afra Maria

May 30, 1938 – November 12, 2016

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mom, grandma, and sister.  Afra passed away peacefully at Royal Jubilee Hospital after a brief illness with  her daughter Jeannette and granddaughter, Jamie by her side.

She is lovingly survived by her children: Diana (Mark) Jones, Jeannette Whiskin, Mary Bot, Casey (Teresa) Bot and Carol (Dan) Demong and her stepchildren Wayne (Tara) Groot, Michael (Lorina) Groot. Afra had 15 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

She was predeceased by her husband Brent only six months ago.  Afra and Brent were married for 20 wonderful years.  He was her best friend.  Afra leaves behind sisters in Holland and many friends and family in the Cowichan Valley, Smithers and Holland.  Her quilting guild was filled with great friends and she enjoyed it so much.

Afra’s grandchildren were her pride and joy and they adored her.  She loved to bake and cook for her family along with knitting and crotcheting, playing cards and visiting with family.  She was a very talented seamstress.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at the Quw’utsun Cultural and Conference Centre at 200 Cowichan Way, Duncan from 12-3.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to BC Children’s Hospitale at this time.


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Jos Bot
Relation: Sister-in-law

To all my nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters, my deepest and saddest condolences for Afra’s passing and your loss. She was (like) a big sister to me and always welcomed me in her home whenever I stopped by in-announced. I will miss her!

From: Michele Taylor
Relation: A friend and fellow quilter ar CVHQ

I was so shocked to here of my friend Afra’s untimely passing. We did not know each other for long, two years at CVHQ, but she was such a lovely spirit that i was instantly drawn to her. I will miss my friend greatly!
It is with a heavy heart that I send my sincere condolences to her beloved family and friends
With much sadness, Michele Taylor

From: Carol Donnelly, VC Friendly Visitor Coordinator (Retired)
Relation: Afra was a VC Friendly Visitor

Afra brought comfort and friendship to lonely people in the Cowichan Valley as a Volunteer Friendly Visitor for many years. She was a bright light with a kind word and smile that lit up for those she visited. Many of us will miss her.

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