1939 ~ 2019
It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of our husband, father, grandpa/papa and brother, Wilfred Stanley Groinus on Sunday, October 13th, 2019 at the Beausejour Hospital, Beausejour, Manitoba.
Wilfred was born on April 6th, 1939 and just celebrated his 80th birthday. He was born and raised and lived his entire life just outside of Tyndall, MB.
Wilfred leaves behind his wife of 49 years, Sylvia, his son Trevor (Sheri), daughters Tracey (Wayne), and Cheryl and his 7 cherished grandchildren, Kyle (Danielle), Michael, Paige, Brayden, Jarvis, Vaughn and Cullen. He also leaves behind his brother Lawrence (Larry), cousins, aunts and uncles and numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law who he was very close to. Wilfred was predeceased by his parents, Stanley and Mary Groinus, parents-in-law, Michael and Christine Rochelle.
Wilfred was born and raised in the rural Municipality of Brokenhead just outside of Tyndall and attended Tyndall School. Wilf worked many jobs from a young age but retired from Speedy Autoglass at age 65. Dad met mom at the Beausejour Hotel in 1967 through Sylvia’s Uncle Joe and Aunty Elsie. Dad and mom married on April 4th, 1970.
Wilf was an incredibly dedicated, loyal and loving husband to Sylvia and spent 49 wonderful years together where they had 3 children and enjoyed their life together. They really did share a lot of wonderful memories that mom will hold forever dear to her. Dad loved her endlessly and always wanted her right by his side until the end. He was very proud of all 3 of his children and was and will always watch over them.
Dad will especially be remembered for spending as much time with his grandkids as he could. He followed Kyle, Michael, Brayden, Jarvis and Vaughn to countless hockey games to cheer them on. Dad held his first grandson, Kyle, in deep regard and is very proud of his Navy career, the man he is and the soon to be husband he will be. I know that Michael will cherish the hunting and fishing trips with grandpa. Brayden and Jarvis will never forget his incredible sense of humour and warm, caring smile. Vaughn and Cullen will cherish his caring heart and cuddles and Paige will always hold dear how much Grandpa worried and hovered over his only granddaughter.
We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Nick Van Rensburg and all the nurses and nurses aides at the Beausejour Hospital who all took such great care of dad until the end. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Beausejour Hospital.
Wilf, Dad, Grandpa/Papa, we would not be the people we are today without your love and guidance. You have been everyone’s rock and strength and we are so grateful for everything you have given us. You will be forever missed and always in our hearts. We love you!
The funeral service will be held on Friday, October 18th, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Sobering Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 1035 Park Ave. E., Beausejour, MB. Interment will be held for family at a later date.
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I am so very sorry for all of your loss. Wilf was a wonderful, friendly gentleman who will be sorely missed by many. Always gave our curling team a boost when Wilf and Sylvia where there to cheer us on. Hugs to all the family and close friends.
My deepest condolences to Sylvia, and to Larry, and to Trevor, Tracey, and Cheryl, and to all the grandchildren. Wilf was a fine man and will be sorely missed by all who knew him! Rest in Peace, Wilf…
My sincere condolences to your entire family.
Wolf was a pillar in the community and an outstanding volunteer.
A privilege to know him.
Bless you all.
Marge and Mursel Kluke
Our deepest condolances to all the family. Wilf was a gentleman’s gentleman who always seemed to be smiling .
Lou & Rita
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!
Peace be with you!
Lou & Rita Hutlet
Wally & Rita (Hlady) Leslie-Royle
Our condolences to Sylvia, Larry and your families. It’s been a very long time since I saw Wilf and Sylvia. But Wilf had never changed. We had so many laughs and good times. He was a great cousin when growing up in the 60’s and 70’s. We have wonderful memories growing up, as I am sure you have many many currant fond memories.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your families. RIP Wilf. Till we ALL meet again.
Wally & Rita (Hlady) Leslie-Royle
Sorry very sorry for your loss. We have many fond memories and fun times with Wilfred.
Prayers and hugs to you all.
The Groinus, Cheney and Rodriguez Families.
So sorry to hear of Wilf’s passing. My sincerest condolences to Sylvia and family.
Jeff, April, Brendan and Jessica Riddall
Sending our deepest condolences and love to Auntie Sylvia, Trevor, Tracey, Cheryl and the rest of the Groinus family on Uncle Wilf’s passing. We are very thankful he did not suffer in the face of this horrible disease. While not connected by blood, we certainly consider you all family in the truest sense of the word and have so many fond memories of happy days we have all spent together. We hope memories like these, among others, will help ease your pain and sorrow. Please know Uncle Wilf and all of you are in our thoughts.
Jeff, April, Brendan and Jessica
Deepest condolences to Cheryl, Tracey, Trevor, Sylvia and family.
My sincere condolences to you, Sylvia, and all your family. Wilf will be missed by all, but your memories of him will always be with you!
Sister Sonia and family
Our deepest sympathies to you Sylvia and all the family. We all know Wilf was a great guy and will be dearly missed by all who knew him. I would have very much liked to have come out for his service but I have another one in the city right after lunch , and due to the fact that I’m not well it’s a little bit too much for one day. My thoughts will be with you as we have travelled down this same path. Take care. Vera Horvath and family.
Wally & Marlene Cyncora
Our deepest sympathy to Sylvia & family, please know that our prayers & thoughts are with you at this very sad time and he will be sadly missed by all whose life he touched.
Our thoughts are with the whole family at this difficult time. Cherished are those old days in Tyndall, especially times at the curling rink. Dear grandchildren, grandpas are so important and you all are so special. Lorinda, Doug, and family.
ROSEMARY LA RUE
Cousin Wilf, you will be forever remembered for your jovial personality and infectious laugh. You were one of my favorites.
Sylvia, Trevor, Tracey, Cheryl and families my heart goes out to you at this sad time. I know and understand your broken hearts today. Many hugs and loving thoughts to you all.
Cousin Rosemary LaRue
Dear Sylvia and family,
Our deepest condolences upon Wilf’s Passing. We have fond memories of him always in and around what seemed to be his second home, the Tyndall curling rink. He will be greatly missed by many.
May God grant you peace and comfort in the coming days knowing that he’s shouting hurry hard in heaven.
Les and Theresa Langner
Our condolences Sylvia in the loss of Wilf. Many good memories that go back a long time. Murray (cousin) and Leslie Rochelle.