We Mourn the Loss of Tony de Groot

September 15, 2015

We Mourn the Loss of Tony de Groot


Tony and Betty De Groot at the 2015 KWPN-NA keuring, photo Lana Sneddon

It is with great sadness that we must announce  that Tony De Groot was killed this morning in a plane crash on a fishing trip in Alaska

Tony loved life as he did everything: with enthusiasm, energy and deep feeling. And that was the way loved his own family and his very wide extended family. In 1983, Tony was one of the founding members of the KWPN of North America and he has been one of its largest and most steadfast supporters in the more than 30 years since then. Tony and DG Bar Ranch have always been there with a warm hug and a big welcome. His passing will leave a big hole in our hearts but he will always live on in our memories – larger than life with a big grin on his face.

Our warm thoughts, condolences and support go out to the entire De Groot family.