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October 1, 1928 – August 9, 2010

 Grace Lapinsky of Cochrane passed away on Monday, August 9, 2010 at the age of 81 years.

 Grace was born and raised in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. She married Jim Lapinsky on May 19, 1948 and after the wedding they immediately embarked on their exciting aviation journey together. Grace will always be remembered for all of her brilliant talents including her love of knitting, sewing and crafts. Her home cooked meals at the ranch were the finest and enjoyed by many either at the kitchen table or in the dining room.

Grace will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Judy (Wayne); son Jimmy (Lorie); three grandchildren, Wayne, Cathy (Mark) and Lisa (Joe) and two great grandchildren, Cole, Judith and her father Tom. She is also survived by her brother Chuck (Lorraine) Fidler. She was predeceased by her husband Jim in 2002; son Calvin; infant twins; granddaughter Amy; sister Beryl Davidson; brothers-in-law Ray Davidson and Gordy Lapinsky and her parents Hannah and Bert Fidler.

 A special thank you to the Cochrane Home Care Team, Cochrane EMS and Firefighters, and the staff at Unit 46 Special Services, Foothills Medical Centre.

 A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Cochrane Funeral Home (369 Railway Street, Cochrane, AB), on Saturday, August 14, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. You may forward condolences through

 In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tom Baker Centre, Mustard Seed or charity of choice.

In living memory of Grace Lapinsky a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Cochrane Funeral Home, 369 RAILWAY STREET, COCHRANETelephone: (403) 932-4740.



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  1. I met Grace, as did so many other people, through flying with Jim. It was on my first flight into Kananaskis Country with Jim that I discovered Grace’s influence on his and my life. She sent along cookies that we found while fishing out dry socks from the back of the helicopter on a cold day in the mountains. They were a real team and I am sure they are now re-united!

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  2. lorielapinsky :

    Mom, I would like to sit down beside you and let you know that you are one of the best mothers-in-law that I could of asked for. Me and Jimmy are sure going to miss you . We always are looking forward to Sundays when we would get in the car and come out to visit no matter if it was 1 hour or longer. Every time anyone mentions mother-in-laws I would proudly say my mother-in-law was the best mother-in-law that any one married couple could have. I am going to miss you. Love you. Lorie your daughter-in-law and your son Jimmy

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  3. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Contact me at when you are up to it.

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  4. lisa lapinsky ( grandaughter ) :

    grandma u were the best grandma any one could ask for . gong to miss u . going to miss ur baking of those special oatmeal cookies , i have tryed to make then n they never turn out . u must have the speical touch . from lisa,joe,cole,crystal ….. we all miss u very much . now u n grandad can be together forever …..

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  5. lorielapinsky :

    Mom I really am missing you terrible. I was so sorry to see you go that quickly. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I love you very much.

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