DeGroote passed away

Owner from 1974 to 1978; not the best TiCat era (although he made a profit). Made his billions on "garbage and kids" (Laidlaw). Very generous donor to McMaster. In recent years, got unknowingly involved with a criminal organization.

For what he did for McMaster and health care - Condolences to the family...

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DeGroot was a nice man. I have never met him but he funded peewee football in Hamilton. I learned to play full contact football as a 12-year-old because of his love of and care for children. Who knows how much trouble he kept me out of. He kept kids off the streets and on the field. God bless him. I hope he is in a good place because his heart most certainly was.

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