Edith “Grace” Graves passed away peacefully at the Rockyview Hospital on Sunday, December 14, 2008 at the age of 85 years.
Grace is survived by her loving daughters and son-in-law, Marilyn and Jeff McCaig and Diane Graves; her grandchildren, Robb, Scott and Christy McCaig; her sister-in-law Jean Peach (Graves); as well as many nieces and nephews. Grace was predeceased by her husband George in 1999, parents Alvin and Emma (Ferguson) Lough, and her brother Alvin F. Lough of Regina. Grace was born in Regina, SK on January 23, 1923. From the moment she arrived in Calgary in 1947 Grace loved the city and all it had to offer. In June 1950 she married George Thomas Graves in Banff, AB. She and George enjoyed forty-seven wonderful years of marriage and family life together. In their retirement they looked forward to their annual trek to the California dessert to spend time with their “snowbird friends”. Throughout her life she enjoyed the volunteering and the social interaction of the Kinnettes and K40’s as well as her association for over twenty-five years with the Samaritan Club and Holy Cross Hospital Auxiliary. She made many close friends through curling, bowling and her exercise classes at the Glencoe Club. But Grace’s greatest pleasure was in raising her two daughters and being “grandma” to her grandchildren. They will miss her shortbreads at Christmas and coins in their angel food birthday cakes. For the past two years, Grace has enjoyed the care and the companionship of the residents and staff at Staywell Manor.
A Family Celebration of Grandma Grace’s Life will be held when the family gathers on December 23. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Samaritan Club of Calgary (#503, 1500 – 14th St. S.W.), Salvation Army, (Christmas Fund) (420 – 9 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0R9), or to the charity of the donor’s choice. The family would like to thank the staff of the Rockyview Hospital Unit 74 for their compassion during Grace’s illness and to Dr. Fred Moriarty for his many years of care.
In living memory of Grace Graves, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences