1982 – 2014
Nicholas Derrick Grover was born June 15, 1982 in Newmarket, Ontario to Linda and Geoff Grover. He lived in Ontario until 1990 starting school there and making friendships that continued across the years. His love of computers started there, as his dad would often bring computers home to fix and he played his earliest games on an old IBM. This to is where his collection of Lego started.
In 1990 his dad got transferred to Calgary, Alberta, so the family made the trip west settling in Okotoks. He attended Percy Pegler School until grade 6 and Edison School for grade 7. Again he made friends easily, especially if they shared his love of computers and Lego! Unfortunately in 1992 his dad passed away so Nick and his mum started a new phase of their life together. Staying in Okotoks his friendship circle increased when he joined FYP (Foothills Youth Presbytery). It was there that he met Pam Foster (in 1994) who would later become his wife. In the summer of 1995 he moved to Castor, Alberta when his mum married Brian Bunbury and he became part of a family that once had just been friends. He went to Gus Wetter School until he graduated in 2000. Again his computer skills kept him busy at school and at the Castor Internet Centre where he worked after school. After graduating in 2000, he went to DeVry Institute in Calgary; he always wanted to go back to the city. He reconnected with Pam and in 2002 their first child Emily Anne Grover was born. They got married in 2003 and later welcomed Erika Ann Grover in 2004 and in 2006 Donovan Geoffrey Grover. After graduating DeVry in 2004 Nick worked at various places in Calgary including Voodoo and HP.
Unfortunately Nick and Pam split in 2007, as they said they would always be friends but could not be married. After spending a couple of years in Medicine Hat he moved back to Calgary and eventually found love again with Stacy Lee MacLean and they were planning on getting married in 2015. Nick was working for Concept Controls Inc in Calgary.
Nick loved his children and passed on to them many of his loves and interests from computers, Lego, reading, Star Wars and Star Trek to name just a few.
Nick was taken from us on July 27, 2014. He is survived by his fiancée Stacy Lee MacLean of Strathmore; three children: Emily, Erika and Donovan of Okotoks; his mum Linda (Brian) Bunbury of Castor; as well as all his friends here in Canada, USA and the UK. He was predeceased by his dad Geoffrey John Grover, both sets of grandparents Kathleen and Derrick Treeton and Lillian and Wilson Grover.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 2:00 PM in the Heartland Chapel of Stettler Funeral Home, Stettler, Alberta with Vern Hein officiating. Memorial donations maybe made in Nick’s name to ATB Trust Account for his children Erika, Emily and Donovan, STARS or Bashaw Victim Services. Condolences may be viewed or sent to the family at www.parkviewfuneralchapels.com
Parkview/Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements.