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In Loving Memory of

William “Bill” Groves

1960 - 2021

Obituary of William “Bill” Groves

It is with profound sadness and heavy hearts that the family of William “Bill” Gordon Groves announce his passing on Sunday, December 19, 2021, at the age of 61. After a three-year long battle with cancer, he passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family.

Bill leaves behind his loving wife Darlene, children, Ashley (Daniel), Chris (Felisha) and his fur grandson Atlas. He was the son of the late William and Shirley Groves and brother to Vicki (Tim) as well as the son-in-law of the late Douglas and Mary Cartmell.

He spent most of his life behind the wheel of his tractor trailer, which is where he found joy. Bill enjoyed waking up before the sunrise to go out on the boat fishing with his friends. He found happiness in the simple things - a cold beer, cigarette, a good laugh and a hot meal.

Bill was known by his friends as “Groovy” and was always there to give a helping hand. If you needed a concrete pad done or wood cut - he was there. He made friendships throughout his life that he will cherish, but he had special love for his “family” that he made on Thomas Street.

He was the person we went to for everything. What we will miss the most was that he was genuine and unapologetically himself. Our world will never be the same.

Essentials Cremation and Burial Services has been entrusted with arrangements. A viewing will take place at Essentials, 4300 Drummond Road, Niagara Falls, on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, from 6:00pm–8:00pm. Those attending visitation will be asked to provide proof of double vaccination and identification. Cremation will follow. In support of Bill’s love for the Boston Bruins, please feel free to wear a hockey jersey if attending the viewing.

A celebration of life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Niagara Dog Rescue.

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Date & Time:
December 22, 2021
6:00 pm until 8:00 pm
Essentials Cremation and Burial Services Niagara Falls
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Carla Travers
1 year ago

Deepest condolences to Darlene and the kids its been a long time since I saw Bill. Your in my thoughts and prayers.

Jacci Ranger
1 year ago

So sorry to hear about Bill, The most honest spoken person I might have met! Will miss his funny sarcasm and jokes…noone like him around! Rest in peace…

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Dionne And Denny
1 year ago

Dar, Chris, Ash,, and family, our deepest condolences with the loss of Billy. We are here should y’all need anything, love you!!!!

Dolores and Gino
1 year ago

Chris, Felicia, Darlene and family, we are so sorry for your loss. We are here for you should you need anything. May Bill Rest in Peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Don and Cathy Sage
1 year ago

Our sincere condolences to you and the family..RIP Bill

Bill Royston
1 year ago

Darlene I’m very sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. My thoughts and prayers for you and your family. RIP Bill.

Alex & Michele Mason
1 year ago

Darlene we are so sorry to hear Bill has passed. May he Rest In Peace.

George Emery
1 year ago

Rest in peace buddy

Kathy and Don Fraser
1 year ago

Dear Darlene and family. Our sincerest and deepest sympathies on the loss of Billy. May he rest in peace. Hugs to all of you.

Bob and Carol Fox
1 year ago

Truly sorry for your loss,he will always be remember.

Dan&Wendy Bauer
1 year ago

Darlene and family sending our deepest sympathy and big hugs ❤️

Patti Koabel Pasco
1 year ago

Darlene my deepest sympathies to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Louise Baglieri
1 year ago

please accept my sincerest condolences on the loss of your loved one –

Donnie and Sally Somerville
1 year ago

We are so very sorry for your loss. Please accept our sincere sympathy. May he rest in Heavenly Peace.

Heather McIntosh
1 year ago

Darlene, Ashley, Chris. Vicky and extended family
Sending out my deepest condolences to your family. Cherish the memories and know there are many others grieving your loss as well! Sincerely Heather McIntosh

tracy stamp
1 year ago

Our deepest condolences to you Darlene,Ashley, Chris and extended family 💙.
There was not one day that I called Billy and he wasn’t there trying too help us out. We will miss his corny jokes and stories from the road, we will miss you my friend 😢
Keep your memories close to your heart ♥️ God Bless 🕊

Gloria Cousineau, Dave Barnes.
1 year ago

So sorry to hear this sad news. Sending condolences to the family.


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