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John "Jack" Peter Groat

Born: Sat., Oct. 27, 1934
Died: Fri., Oct. 11, 2013


Funeral Service

2:00 PM Thu., Oct. 17, 2013
Location: Stettler Funeral Home


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John “Jack” Peter Groat passed away suddenly at his home in Stettler on October 11th, 2013; 2 weeks shy of his 79th birthday.  
Jack was born in Castor on October 27th, 1934, the 6th of 7 children born to Peter and Elizabeth Groat.  He took his early schooling at Daisy Bank School south of Halkirk.  His family moved to Endiang from their farm when they purchased the Endiang Trading Store.  This is where he finished his schooling. After high school Jack moved to Stettler to work for his brother-in-law Jack Ritchie.  The majority of Jack’s life was spent working as a parts salesman.  He finished his career in 1991 working at Corner Appliance.  Jack enjoyed playing crib (of which he had 2 perfect hands), fishing, camping, baseball and time spent with his many friends.  
One of the highlights of his life was travelling to St. Catherines, Ontario to watch his daughters play National Jr. Ladies fastball.  Jack spent many hours watching his grandkids and great grandkids play hockey and other sports.  The boys always looked forward to receiving a toonie from Grandpa after their games.  
Jack married his high school sweetheart Gladys on October 24th, 1954.  They enjoyed almost 59 years of happiness together.  
Jack is survived by his loving wife Gladys and his three daughters: Beverley (Duane), Colleen (Chuck), and Aileen (Svend), grandchildren: Brad (Kate), Danee (Brent), Dustin, Danny (Erin), Nicole, Dylan, Heather (Dustin), Kristen (Adam), and Hannah (Curtis), as well as six great grandchildren, sister Verna, brother Gordon (Sharon) and many extended family and friends.  Jack was predeceased by his parents Elizabeth and Peter, sisters Mary, Isabelle, Helen and brother Bob.  


Memorial donations in memory of Jack gratefully accepted to Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation, Alberta Diabetes Association or a charity of your choice.

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Leanne Gould (Lattery)
   Posted Tue October 15, 2013
Thoughts and prayers for the entire family. I have fond memories of Jack during our bowling years....

Garry and Shirley Keibel
   Posted Tue October 15, 2013
We send our thoughts and prayers to your whole family at this time.

Laurie Rock
   Posted Thu October 17, 2013
Our thoughts are with you Colleen and your family. Hold fast to your wonderful memories. David and Laurie Rock and family

Lloyd Dickson
   Posted Thu October 17, 2013
Very sorry to read about "Jack's" passing. Did enjoy the few times we did visit you and Jack. Lloyd and Isabelle

Doug Walla
   Posted Thu October 17, 2013
Colleen: I am very sorry to hear of your father's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Doug Walls

Ed and Lavern Rolfe
   Posted Fri October 18, 2013
our deepest sympathy to Gladys and Family

June Whiting
   Posted Wed October 23, 2013
Dear Gladys
I just heard of Jake's passing-my deepest sympathy to you & your family.
My thoughts & prayers are with you. Hold the wonderful memories close.

Gordon & Rita Mielke
   Posted Fri November 01, 2013
So sorry to hear about Jack, we were away so didn't know otherwise we would've attended his funeral. We didn't really know Jack that well, our misfortune, but knew he had a fine family. May the Good Lord comfort you all in your sorrow and may your fond memories help you get through.

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