Cornelis SCHROOTS

Cornelis (Keith) Johannes Schroots


Passed away peacefully with his family by his side on August 19, 2015 at Royal Columbia Hospital. Survived by his loving wife of 57 years Therese, children Colette (Jack), Lucille (Boyd), Keith (Kristi) and Ted, grandchildren Terra (Nathan), Taylor, Mariah (Tom), Rachel, Elena and Lily, and his sister Dineke in the Netherlands, as well as many nieces and nephews in Canada and the Netherlands. Predeceased by his sisters Beppie, Nanny and Jetty. Keith was born in Mataram, Indonesia on July 19, 1924. Keith and his family moved back to Holland in the 1930’s. On March 17, 1950 he boarded a freighter for Halifax and eventually arrived in BC. In 1956 he purchased property in Hatzic Prairie, Mission where he resided with Therese until his passing. Funeral Mass was held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on August 24th. The family invites friends and family to an informal gathering to remember at Hatzic Prairie Hall on Saturday, October 3, at 1:00 pm. If so desired donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation at www.heartandstroke.bc.ca