Marinus Roos

May 30, 1929 – June 8, 2020
We grieve yet we rejoice that our dear husband, father and Opa is now with his Lord and Saviour. Mr. Marinus Roos was born on May 30, 1929 in Zevenhuizen, Zuid Holland, the Netherlands and passed away on June 8, 2020 at Sunset Manor in Chilliwack, BC. He was 91 years of age.
He is survived by Corrie Roos, his beloved wife of 60 years and by all nine of his children: his six sons; Ken (Lisa) Roos, Ernie Roos, Jack (Ingrid) Roos, Marshall (Kate) Roos, Tim (Amy) Roos, Pete (Katrina) Roos, and his three daughters; Terrie (Steffen) Elgersma, Jenny (Vern) Greyn, and Wilma (Chris) Denhertog. He is also survived by his sister Nel in the Netherlands and by his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A funeral service for Marinus Roos was held on Friday, June 12th at the Bethel Netherlands Reformed Congregation followed by a graveside service at the Chilliwack Cemeteries.
Marinus immigrated to Canada in April of 1950 and worked for about 6 months in Redvers, Saskatchewan. In December of that same year he moved to Chilliwack.
In 1959, Marinus returned to the Netherlands where he soon met Corrie Vanderknijff, his bride-to-be. They were married in January of 1960 and moved back to Chilliwack.
In 1965 Marinus began dairy farming by renting a property on Castleman Road. In 1969 he purchased his own farm on Yale Road East. The family grew to include nine children. Marinus continued to be involved with the Netherlands Reformed Congregation as well as with the establishment of Timothy Christian School where he spent several years on the school board.
Marinus and Corrie retired from farming in 1992 and moved to a section of the property at the back of the family farm. In 2008 Marinus and Corrie decided to move to Sunset Manor. Here Marinus enjoyed interacting with and helping other residents. He kept busy with woodworking projects, jigsaw puzzles, playing board games with the grandchildren, reading, listening to music and playing his harmonica. Marinus continued to demonstrate his lifelong devotion to his Lord and Saviour through daily scripture and devotional reading and prayer until he passed away 9 days after his 91st birthday.
Thanks to the nurses and staff at Sunset Manor, you went above and beyond in your care of Marinus, especially during his last days. Thanks to Dr. Nagdee for attending to Marinus’ medical needs. Thanks to Reverend Pieter Van Ruitenburg, the staff of the Netherlands Reformed Congregation, and to all who sent cards and words of condolence, your efforts to make this difficult time easier are much appreciated.

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