Pieter de Groot
Pieter de Groot emigrated from Holland to New Zealand in 1962. In 1969 he came to Canada where he has worked in the health care field in Alberta, Ottawa and BC since retiring in 2007. While working as a psychiatric nurse in Edmonton, Pieter developed a strong interest in community mental health which led him to do a master’s degree in community development and a personal commitment to contribute towards community betterment. He was president of the Edmonton and Alberta Provincial Branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association, and served on the Senate of the University of Alberta, the Advisory Committee of the UVIC Centre on Aging (now the Institute of Aging and Lifelong Health) among others. Pieter and his wife, Sheila Wynn, have enjoyed living on Redwood Avenue for the past twenty years. They have two daughters and three grandchildren.