Grace Moorwood passed away at Mt. Cartier Court Extended Care, Revelstoke on Friday, April 4, 2014 ,at the age of 87 years. A Memorial tea will be held at the Regent Inn Begbie Room on Thursday, April 10, 2014, at 2:15 p.m.
Grace was born at Fishing Lake, Alberta, on December 23, 1926, to Violet Price and Julian Durocher and lived at Frog Lake with her family. She took the first half of her schooling there and moved to Elk Point to finish her schooling at the Shamrock Valley School.
Grace acquired employment with the Anderson family as a nanny and helper on their farm in Hermit, Alberta. She was very fond of the Anderson family and worked there for five years.
Grace moved to Revelstoke, B.C. in 1949 to be near her sister Eleanor Shaver and her family. She became a Practical Nurse at the Queen Victoria Hospital on December 3, 1949 and spent 42 years until December 28, 1991 nursing and caring. While in Revelstoke she met and married John Moorwood on June 5, 1951, and they were married for 28 years.
Grace was predeceased by her husband John and brothers Leonard, Bud and Cecil. She leaves behind her sister Eleanor Shaver and children Grace, Gloria, Ethel, Alice, Rhonda, Gifford, Glenda and Paul; brother Norman and children Doug and Daryl; and Cecil’s children Tammy, Jean and Robin.
Grace always said the green valley of Revelstoke was her home.
Messages of condolence may be sent to Grace’s family by viewing her obituary at www.brandonbowersfuneralhome.com.
Cremation arrangements are in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home.