Barnes, Lauren Debra (nee Groeliker)

Peacefully surrounded by her family on September 9, 2020.  Loving wife and best friend of Russell.  Cherished mother of Everly, Maielle and Eden. Beloved daughter of Guido and Gloria Groeliker. Adored  sister of Brent and his fiancee Colette. Dear daughter in law of George and Barbara Barnes, sister in law of Kristen and her husband Lane Lefor.  Loved Aunt to Ava, Sawyer and Lincoln. Grand daughter to Oma Agaath Groeliker and Grandma Brenda Wassink and Grand daughter in law of Gerda Thombs. Lauren will be fondly remembered by her many family and friends.

A personal reflection and meeting with family will take place on Wednesday September 16, 2020 from 2-4 & 7-9pm at Brant Community Church, 69 Superior St., Brantford, Ontario. (open for all to attend)

A gathering to celebrate Lauren will be held on Thursday September 17, 2020 at 1:30 pm, at Brant Community Church, this is by invitation only. The celebration will also be available online.

A private family graveside reflection will take place.  In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in Lauren’s memory to Stedman Community Hospice.




16 replies
  1. Paul & Sandra Silver
    Paul & Sandra Silver says:

    Dear Gloria & Family

    We are very saddened to hear of the passing of Lauren. We have prayed for her and her family from the beginning. We didn’t realize until a while ago that she was your daughter. Please accept our condolences. Wow! What an amazing women of God she was. Be assured of our thoughts and prayers in the coming days.
    Paul & Sandi Silver

  2. Leanna Silver-Imre
    Leanna Silver-Imre says:

    Dear Gloria, Guido, Russell, Brent, and family. Our hearts are broken for your family. I will always remember Lauren’s sweet spirit. Lauren always took the time to talk and show interest in other’s lives. It was amazing to see the entire family working together at the school with the girls nearby. Lauren will be missed dearly. Our love, thoughts, and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Sincerely…Dave, Leanna, Emily, Sarah, and Erica Silver-Imre.

  3. Mark Beers
    Mark Beers says:

    Dear Russel, Brent, Gloria, Guido and family. I’m so, so sorry for your loss. I have been thinking of Lauren and you since last week Thursday. This must be such a difficult time for you. I wish you strenght and love in these difficult times.

    Mark Beers
    Heemstede, the Netherlands

  4. Scott Nyp
    Scott Nyp says:

    Dearest Guido and Gloria – so sad to hear of the loss of your daughter. May you know the comfort and peace of Christ in the midst of your mourning.

  5. Ellen Heiting
    Ellen Heiting says:

    Dear Russell, Gloria, Guido and Brent,

    Our deepest sympathy.
    No words can convey the depth of this lost.
    We will always remember Lauren’s joyful spirit.
    Our hearts are broken to hear about Lauren.
    Wishing you peace and strength at this sad time.
    Hugs and love to all of you,
    Toos and Ellen Heiting
    The Netherlands

  6. Dave and Gail Routledge
    Dave and Gail Routledge says:

    We are so, so sorry to hear of this very sad and heartbreaking news concerning your beloved Lauren. Our deepest and sincerest condolences as you walk through this very difficult and challenging time. Our prayers and thoughts are wirh you all.

  7. brad dilkes
    brad dilkes says:

    Dear Russ, Gloria, Guido and Brent

    My deepest sympathy. No words can convey the depth of this loss.
    Our hearts go out to you.
    We will pray for you.
    Brad and Sally Dilkes

  8. Betty Ann Jongeling
    Betty Ann Jongeling says:

    Dear Russell and family.
    My deepest condolences with your loss. May God grant your family grace, peace and strength to face each day.
    Sincerely Betty Ann. Clerk in Clinic D at JCC

  9. Barbara Foster
    Barbara Foster says:

    Barb Foster
    September 13
    I will always remember Lauren’s joyful spirit. She was such a people person! When we had the drive-by in the Spring, she called out to every person by name! We miss her dearly. It was a privilege to know her.
    We continue to pray for Russ and the girls as well as the Groeliker family.
    Allan and Barb Foster

  10. Sharon Vanee
    Sharon Vanee says:

    Gloria and Guido

    My heart breaks for the loss of your beautiful Lauren. I pray you somehow find peace and comfort during this time.
    Hugs and love to you and your family. xo

  11. Antonietta Arcuri
    Antonietta Arcuri says:

    Dear Gloria and Guido
    I was heartbroken to hear about your daughter Lauren. Wishing you peace and strength at this sad time.
    Antonietta Arcuri
    Niagara Falls
    (Teresa Quinlin’s sister)


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