1928 ~ 2013
Roelof Leendert Poot, born August 22, 1928 in Vlaardingen, Netherlands passed into the presence of the Lord on February 23, 2013 in Williams Lake, BC. Roelof was predeceased by his first wife Nel, and his son David (Fran). He is survived by his loving wife Shirley, daughters Joanne (Peter) Wheatley, Anne (Peter) Loewen, Marie Vautour and son Jerome (Laurena) as well as 15 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and honourary daughters Audrey (Neil) Woods and Pat (Adam) Dopko. Roelof is also survived by sisters Annie Hollaar and Pleunie (Koos) Mostert and brothers Leen (Trinie) and Sjaak.
Roelof began his career with the Dutch navy and travelled the world, especially south east Asia. He and his young family immigrated to Canada in 1957 and he continued his trade of machinist with the Steel Company of Canada until his retirement. Shortly thereafter he and Shirley moved from Ontario to Williams Lake where Roelof and Shirley were active in their local church, the Maranatha Christian School and in Herb’s Harmony Hour at Williams Lake Seniors Village.
A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 2:00 pm at the Evangelical Free Church on 11th Avenue in Williams Lake. Roelof and Shirley were representatives of Galcom International for over 20 years. In lieu of flowers, donations to Galcom would be appreciated and can be forwarded to 115 Nebo Road, Hamilton, Ontario L8W 2E1. www.galcom.org
LaPrairie’s Funeral Services
entrusted with arrangements. 250-398-9100