Grietje Buter

Grietje Buter passed away peacefully at home on Monday, April 15, 2013, at the age of 90. 

A former Williamsburg resudent, Grietje (nee Meems), was the beloved wife of the late Hemmo Buter.

She was loving mother of Jane (Hank) Luimes of Winchester, Ralph (Anna) of Morrisburg, Martha Lee of Rocky Mountain House, AB, Andy (Diane) of Williamsburg, Hank of Williamsburg, and Ann (Hans) Schroer of Kemptville.  

She will be fondly remembered by 15 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren.

Grietje was predeceased by her grandson Cory Lee, her daughter-in-law Janice Buter and brothers Hendrik, Jaap, Willem, Christiaan, and Roelof.  

She is survived by sisters-in-law Roelie Meems, Ellie Van Beilen, and Sjoukje Buter and nieces and nephews. 

Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, on Friday, April 19 from 6-9 p.m.   

Funeral Service was held at Williamsburg Christian Reformed Church on Saturday, April 20 at 11 a.m. with Rev. John Noordhof and Rev. John Roke officiating.  Interment at New Union Cemetery.   

Her pallbearers were her granddaughters Johanna Luimes, Lisa VerBruggen, Kelly Buter, Jennifer Buter, Natasha Hodge, and Liane Buter.   Honourary bearers were Angela Marquis and Jessica Tensen.   

Donations to Timothy Christian School or the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.  Online condolences may be made at


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