Andy (Andries) Groenveld
Visitation one hour prior to service (Sunday from 1-2 PM)
Funeral Service to be held from the MacKenzie & McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley, on Sunday October 22, 2023 at 2 PM with visitation one hour prior. (Sunday from 1-2 PM)

Ripley Cemetery
In Memory of
Andy (Andries) Groenveld
May 23rd, 1928 - October 18th, 2023

Place of Death

South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Kincardine


Andries “Andy”
With his family by his side Andy Groenveld of Ripley passed away peacefully, at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Kincardine on Wednesday October 18, 2023 at the age of 95.
Survived by his wife Ann Groenveld (De Vries) of 68 years and sister Janny De Vries of Bellville.
Andy will be sadly missed by his children Art (Debbie) Groenveld of Grimsby, Gord (Grace) Groenveld of Mitchell, Andrew Groenveld of Lucknow, Anita (Gary) Rutledge of Kincardine. Predeceased by Stewart Groenveld (2014)
11 grandchildren 14 great grandchildren

Andy immigrated to Canada from Holland in 1951. He worked on several farms and logging camps before going back to Holland in 1955 for his sweetheart. They were married on February 23, 1955. On March 11, 1955 they departed from Rotterdam and came to Canada, arriving in Canada with $10 and a couple of suitcases. They worked hard on various farms until they could rent and eventually buy a farm. First in Brussels and then in Kincardine Ont. One of their biggest farming highlights was on a Sunday afternoon one of the cows had triplets, which was very rare. After a few moves within the area they made their home Rosewood Rvilla Retirement Living, Ripley.  Andy and Ann enjoyed 17 winters in Florida with friends. Lots of Euchre and Shuffleboard.

A funeral service will be held at MacKenzie & McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley, on Sunday October 22, 2023 at 2 PM with visitation one hour prior. 


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  Rosewood R-Villa Senior Living (Residents' Activity Fund)

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Message from Paul Mueller2023-11-06 23:42:04
Anita and Gary, So sorry to read about the passing of Andy, any time we crossed paths he always would have some words or stories to tell me and he was a genuine great man. I never imagined Andy to be as old as he was? I hope all of the good memories of your father can bring a smile to your face as that is what I can only imagine he would want every one to do. Paul Mueller
Message from Marg Thompson2023-10-31 20:18:41
Our belated condolences to Ann & Family on your recent loss. Andy was a great man & will be greatly missed. Marg & Dona
Message from Ben and Linda Beishuizen2023-10-24 20:26:39
Our sincere` condolence with the passing ANDY !!
Message from Pauline and Mike Andree2023-10-23 09:14:46
Sorry for your loss..hugs
Message from Petra Post and family2023-10-22 17:48:02
With my sympathy to his family at this time of loss.
Message from Sjoerd and Ali Post (and family.)2023-10-22 17:25:47
Our deepest sympathies and love to the family.
Message from Henry and Susan Van de Klippe2023-10-22 09:51:53
Our deepest condolences to the family, his smile and humour will be missed.
Message from Bruce Aitken2023-10-21 19:18:36
Andy and Ann were such good friends for my Mom and Dad, Stuart and Eletta Aitken. He was a good man and his legacy lives on in his children and grandchildren. We send our thoughts and prayers for the peace of God to surround you all at this time. Sincerely Bruce Aitken.
Message from George and Jane Zwep2023-10-21 18:38:12
So sorry to hear about Uncle Andy. He was always such a happy fellow with lots of smiles. A great loss to your family. Strength to you all in the days ahead.
Message from Gayle Hanniman2023-10-20 11:32:18
Anita and family, my deepest sympathy in the loss of a wonderful father, grandfather and husband. Always enjoyed our chats at RVilla. You are in my thoughts.
Message from Margie & Dale Lougheed2023-10-20 11:16:14
We were backyard neighbours when they lived in Lucknow. Had some great chats in those years next to gardens in each yard. The very best of neighbours. We were lucky to enjoy their friendship at the time.
Message from Karen and Greg McDonald2023-10-20 08:15:57
Thinking of you at this sad time. Our Deepest Sympathy in the loss of your Dear Father.
Message from Theressa de Vries and Katherine de Vries-King2023-10-19 23:18:23
May the peace of the Lord see you through this time of sorrow. Uncle Andy was a very special person who was always willing to help others in need he will be deeply missed by his family and friends we will always carry a special place in my heart for Andy Gronveld he was my favorite Uncle Love you Uncle Andy Always and Forever
Message from Joan Hartwick2023-10-19 23:09:38
Our deepest sympathy on the passing of your beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time. Sincerely, Wayne and Joan Hartwick
Message from Deb, Jeff & Darby Chalmers2023-10-19 22:38:04
Ann, Anita and family, We are saddened to have learned of the loss of your dear husband, father, and grandpa. Holding you close in thought.
Message from Dawna Rutledge2023-10-19 20:46:31
Anita, Gary, Tyson, Skylar, Serena The picture of your Dad and Papa says it all. You couldn't help but smile when you saw his. It was contagious. I am deeply grateful and feel privileged to have had chats with your Dad. He never ceased to amaze me with the events he lived through and yet, that smile. As I know you will, cherish your memories now and in the months and years to come. Love Dawna
Message from Wayne Veltkamp 2023-10-19 20:23:08
Sad to read about the loss of your Father . Please accept our sincere condolences. Wayne & Sandi Veltkamp and Family .
Message from Sheila Dawson2023-10-19 19:45:59
Anita and Gary, Sincere condolences on the loss of your dad. He and your mom were special people in my mom, Beatrice Collins' life. Treasure all your special memories.
Message from Debra Tench2023-10-19 19:00:21
My condolences to you snd your family
Message from Maurice and Mary Douma2023-10-19 18:53:26
Our sincere sympathies to the Groenvelds from the Doumas. Many fun times remembered between our 2 families.
Message from Sylvia deVries-Smith2023-10-19 18:31:03
I will sadly miss my favorite uncle. Thinking of you.
Message from Wayne Veltkamp2023-10-19 18:21:04
So sad to read about the loss of your father . Please accept our sincere condolences. Wayne ,Sandi Veltkamp and Family
Message from Joan pollard 2023-10-19 18:20:06
Our deepest sympathy to Anne and all her family,,, what a wonderful happy devoted man to have had in your lives,, the world is a better place because of people like him and Anne, he was so good to visit my dad at rvilla , they could talk about anything but usually WW11 would come up when memories of dad and other Canadians infiltrated Holland ,, Andy lived through those terrible years,, as dad said many times ,,,the Dutch loved and never forgot what the Canadians did for them,, and they in return loved the Dutch and proud to liberate them, ,,,,so sorry to be away but know my prayers and thoughts are with you all ,,,
Message from Tina sikma2023-10-19 18:02:51
my deepest sympathy to the Anne and the family.