Grace Viola Russell
4 February , 1919 – 30 April , 2018
Grace Viola Russell (nee Gould)
Born February 4, 1919 on a farm in Vanscoy, Saskatchewan, has passed away peacefully at
Cottonwoods Extended Care, Kelowna, BC on April 30, 2018.
Grace was predeceased by her husband Stuart in 2008 and be her sisters Mary and Pearl and brothers Robert, Alfred and Glen. She is survived by her sons Douglas and Leonard (Joan), sister Nellie, grandchildren Robert (Josephine) and Laurie (Michael) Bertram, great-grandchildren Brianne and Callie and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Grace lived a long, full life spending many years working on the farm, in Saskatchewan with her husband and filling her spare-time caring for her sons, gardening, playing music, her painting and her church. After retiring early, Grace and her husband moved to the Okanagan where they filled their days playing music for seniors in care, her various art projects, gardening and camping, all over the Okanagan Valley for many summers. Grace was a long-time member of the UCW and while living in Kelowna was an active member of St. Paul’s United Church.
Grace was much loved and will be sorely missed by all her family.
Many thanks go out to the staff of Cottonwoods for the excellent care they gave to Mum (Grandma) over the last three and a half years. Their care and compassion was greatly appreciated and will not be forgotten.
A small grave-side service for family and friends will be held Monday, May 7, 2018 at 4:00 PM at Lakeview Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 2850 Dry Valley Road, Kelowna, British Columbia.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.valleyviewfuneralhome.com for the Russell family
Grandchildren: Robert (Josephine), Laurie (Michael) Bertram
Great-grandchildren: Brianne, Callie
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Grace Viola Russell 2018.source