Our dear Father passed away in Nanaimo, BC on Friday, November 27th – the feast of the Miraculous Medal – at the age of 91. He celebrated 61 years of his Priesthood.
Born in Holland, Fr Greuter felt a calling not just to the priesthood, but to come to Canada. Here he attended seminary and was ordained in Calgary in 1954. After various postings in Alberta he was confronted with the changes in the church in the 1960’s. He stayed true to the Mass of All Time which eventually led him to begin a traditional parish in Vernon, BC. Here he served the faithful for many years and then after one year in Langley, BC, Father spent his last years as pastor at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Nanaimo, BC.
Known for his deep love of the Virgin Mary and for his stirring sermons, Father will be sorely missed by all the faithful whose lives he has touched. Let us pray that Our Lady took him quickly to his reward on her feast day of the Miraculous Medal.
Details of his funeral arrangements will be posted here as soon as they are finalized.
Father wrote an article about his life, in the January 2010 Convictions Magazine called
I can see God’s Hand guiding everything.