Gwenda Groot (nee Hubbert)

April 3, 1950 - September 12, 2021

Funeral Details:

 Peacefully at home after a long battle with cancer, surrounded by her loving family.  Cherished and beloved wife of Peter Groot.  Amazing mother to Thomas Groot (Kristina Eerkes) and Tanya Groot Rody. (Sean Rody)  Sadly missed and always remembered by her 4 grandchildren: Ethan Rody, Danica Rody, Sarah Groot and Paige Groot.  Beloved daughter of the late Leslie (Bob) and Susan Hubbert.
 Gwenda will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered by her many family and friends.  Family flowers only but donations gratefully accepted to the Canadian Cancer Society
 A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2021 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the  St. Thomas Anglican Church in Shanty Bay.

CONDOLENCES

19 Condolences
  • Bonnie Chapell
    Posted on: Tuesday, September 14, 2021 Reply

    So very sorry for your loss. I’ve known Gwenda for 40 years and I loved her even though I didn’t see her often enough. Miss her too

  • Petra Lex-Berube
    Posted on: Tuesday, September 14, 2021 Reply

    Dear Peter, Tom, Tanya and family, Gwenda was such a joy to be around. Her quick wit, kindness, support and friendship will be something I will always remember and cherish. I will miss her greatly. My heartfelt condolences to you all. Hugs, Petra Lex-Berube

  • Martine Ross
    Posted on: Tuesday, September 14, 2021 Reply

    Dear Peter, Tom and Tanya:

    I will always remember your mother fondly and with warmth in my heart. She has impacted my life greatly and I am a different person thanks to her friendship and coaching. May you all take comfort in the beautiful memories you have of times spent together. My deepest sympathies to you all.

    Yours in Friendship,
    Martine

  • Renee Sheremeta
    Posted on: Tuesday, September 14, 2021 Reply

    To Gwenda’s Family, Sending my sympathies and condolences to you all. I had the pleasure to meet Gwenda through Weight Watchers. I always will remember her ability to tell great jokes, share amazing stories and always put a smile on my face while I laughed. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Michelle Oakes
    Posted on: Tuesday, September 14, 2021 Reply

    Peter Tom and Tanya and family
    Words cannot express how sad I am to hear of Gwenda’s passing. I had the pleasure of working with Gwenda for 10 years in the WW office. She was a force of strength friendship compassion and guidance. I value the time we had and am thankful for her support over the years. The best times spent, were listening to Gwenda regale us with her stories of her ever loving and entertaining family and all your antics. Especially any story that included Peter, who was definitely an added bonus to our office life regularly. I hope your wonderful memories carry you all through this journey of sadness. My thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time.

  • Doreen Soloduka
    Posted on: Tuesday, September 14, 2021 Reply

    Peter – Our connection was Weight Watchers, but I always felt we had a special friendship.

    With fondest regards,

    Doreen

  • Cathy Brooks-Camisso
    Posted on: Wednesday, September 15, 2021 Reply

    Tom and Tanya, after moving to Shanty Bay, your parents were so welcoming. Loved the 5 o’clock somewhere visits on the deck. I feel blessed to have known your mom.

  • Sandy Richmond
    Posted on: Wednesday, September 15, 2021 Reply

    Peter, Tom and Tanya. I was glad I was able to be with you when Gwenda was at RVH She was a delight to be with always welcomed me in for drinks. May you know she will be welcomed above. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all

  • Debbie Holmes
    Posted on: Wednesday, September 15, 2021 Reply

    Dear Peter, Tom, Tanya and family,
    I was so sorry to hear of Gwenda’s passing. She had a huge influence on countless people, myself included, and will be greatly missed. I’m truly grateful to have had the opportunity to work with her, and to know her. Her quick wit and great sense of humor were known to all. Please know I am thinking of you all during this devastating time. RIP Gwenda.
    Debbie

  • Karen (Levison) Warner
    Posted on: Wednesday, September 15, 2021 Reply

    Dear Peter, Tom and Tanya,

    I am ever so sorry to hear of the loss of Gwenda. She sure battled long and hard.
    Keeping you in my thoughts and remembering Gwenda for the kind woman she was.

  • Val Gray
    Posted on: Wednesday, September 15, 2021 Reply

    Dear Groot Family, Gwenda was the life of the party and likely will be in heaven as well. She loved to make people laugh and we are all blessed to have known her and experienced her humour and kindness. She will be missed by so many. I pray that you receive the comfort that you need at this time and in the days ahead.

  • Linda E Blackett
    Posted on: Thursday, September 16, 2021 Reply

    Gwenda was our mentor at Weight Watchers in Port Elgin. She was our inspiration a joy to be around very supportive and helpful in all our
    struggles, she will always be remembered by all her followers. She will truly missed. My deepest condolences to all her family.

    Love and God Bless
    Linda Blackett

  • Linda E Blackett
    Posted on: Thursday, September 16, 2021 Reply

    Gwenda was our Mentor at Weight Watchers in Port Elgin. She was supportive, helpful, compassionate and an inspiration to all of us. She will be truly missed by all her followers. My heart felt condolences and Sympathy to all her family.

    Love and God Bless
    Linda Blackett

  • Arlene Marciniak
    Posted on: Thursday, September 16, 2021 Reply

    Dear Peter, Tom, Tanya and family:

    I worked with Gwenda in the WW office for five years and was very sorry to hear of her passing. She was a kind, compassionate person who had a very quick wit. She was an amazing WW leader and it was very entertaining to see how she got her point across to people and made everyone laugh. I know she cherished all of her family with all her heart because her face lit up with happiness when she spoke about any of you. She will be missed terribly by all who knew and loved her.

    My condolences to all of you. God bless.

    Arlene

  • Edna Mc Teer
    Posted on: Thursday, September 16, 2021 Reply

    Groot Family So sorry for your Loss, I met Gwenda through Weight Watchers in Port Elgin always enjoyed her visits there. My Deepest Sympathy

  • Andrea Bradford
    Posted on: Friday, September 17, 2021 Reply

    Peter, Tom, Tanya & family,
    Sending you lots of love.
    Gwenda was one of the most amazing humans I have ever met. She had a massive impact on my life in such a positive way. I could always talk to her about anything. She always had great advice and hilarious and sarcastic advice, and I loved her for that! She has helped so many people and will always be remembered and loved. I will miss her more than I can express.
    Andrea Bradford

  • janet roy
    Posted on: Saturday, September 18, 2021 Reply

    Dear Peter, Tom, Tanya I was so sorry to hear of Gwenda’s passing. In my heart I always thought she’d beat cancer. I knew Gwenda through WW in Thunder Bay. She trained me 27 years ago. She was funny, caring, “to the point” and a wealth of knowledge. Gwenda’s mentoring changed my life and for that I am grateful. Gwenda had a wonderful sense of style and flair which included wearing large jeweled spiders on her shoulder and of course her beloved lucky ladybugs. She was so proud of her family and shared stories about all of you. I pray that your hearts would be full of precious memories of Gwenda and the times you spent together. May God comfort you. Janet Roy

  • Meaghan Oldershaw
    Posted on: Monday, September 20, 2021 Reply

    Thank you Gwenda for your friendship and unwavering support. Your humor is legendary as are your kitchen experiments ( it’s a special baker who can make butter tarts on the BBQ!)
    Thank you for starting a Christmas tradition and the welcome in every time I came to your doorstep.
    Thank you Ethan, Danica, Sarah and Paige for sharing your Grandma with my girls. They loved and adored her.
    You are dearly missed and will never be forgotten.

  • Meaghan Oldershaw
    Posted on: Monday, September 20, 2021 Reply

    Thank you Gwenda for your friendship and unwavering support. Your humor is legendary as are your kitchen experiments ( it’s a special baker who can make butter tarts on the BBQ!)
    Thank you for starting a Christmas tradition and the welcome every time I came to your doorstep.
    Thank you Ethan, Danica, Sarah and Paige for sharing your Grandma with my girls. They loved and adored her.
    You are dearly missed Gwenda and will never be forgotten.

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