July 11, 1936 to Mar. 18, 2012
Marius de Groot passed away on March 18, 2012 at the age of 75 in the Abbotsford General Hospital. He was born and raised on a farm in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Marius survived WWII and played a significant role in harbouring the Jews during this time. At the age of 18 immigrated to Chilliwack, BC, and in 1962 was married to Corina Boot as well as purchased a bakery which he owned and operated, Fraser Valley Bakery, with his sons. They raised 5 children, Natalie, Peter, Duane, Calvin and Monica. They also have 10 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Marius is also survived by brother Cor. Marius lived a very busy and active life involved in prison ministry, fitness, karate, continuous learning, and loved to have fun in all things and with everyone. He will be missed very much by everyone who knew him. Memorial service was held Friday, March 23, 2012 at the Trinity Christian Reformed Church, 3215 Trethewey St., Abbotsford, BC. at 2:00pm.