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Grace Pearce

August 3, 1921 - December 6, 2017

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Grace Mary Louisa Pearce (Turrell) was born August 3, 1921 in a cottage near Sussex, England.  She grew up on farm tending to animals and making many memories with her sister Gladys and cousin May.  In 1941 when she was 20 years old the world was at war and Grace went to work in a factory producing Lancaster Bomber parts.  It was during this time that she met Robert (Bob) Ernest Pearce, a young Canadian military man stationed overseas.  They quickly fell in love and were married April 3, 1943.  Shortly after they wed Bob was stationed in North Africa and Sicily before returning home.  In 1945, Grace, a young war bride, courageously boarded a large ship and travelled alone to Canada to join her husband.  Grace and Bob reunited and settled in Vancouver, BC.  In 1946 they welcomed their only child Robert (Bob) Pearce Jr.  Grace enjoyed many adventures in life including travelling within Canada, owning a cattle ranch in Rossland BC, travelling to England and travelling to Hawaii.  Grace enjoyed cooking, baking, knitting, watching the CFL and was an avid gardener.  Grace found peace and enjoyment being outside in her garden listening to the songs of the birds.  Grace enjoyed visiting with loved ones and chatting over a cup of tea and some arrowroot biscuits.  Grace loved being a mother, grandma and “great gram” and always took the time to make everyone feel special and loved.

Grace lived a long and full life surrounded by love.  She left us on December 6, 2017 at the age of 96 to rejoin her beloved husband of 60 years Bob as well as friends and family who passed on before her.  She will be dearly missed by all who loved her including son Robert (Heather); grandchildren: Lynne (John), Shari (Dean) and Mike (Karen); great grandchildren: Noah, Sam, Jake, Memphis, Piper and Jenna as well as many extended family members and friends.  Internment will take place in the summer.

On behalf of the family we want to thank the staff at the Hamlets, the nurses on SP 2 at the Penticton Regional Hospital, Daryn Pottinger from Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium and all who have contacted us during this difficult time.  Your support is appreciated.  Grace will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Derek and Lynda Routley
Relation: Friend of son and daughter in law

We are very sorry for your loss with heartfelt sympathy

From: Val Merriam
Relation: Friend

Sincere condolences Bob Heather and family.
Now Grace and Senior can catch up.
Bless you all

From: The Everett's
Relation: Family friends

Extending our deepest sympathies in the loss of Grace.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.

From: Pat Everett & Dennis Vollans
Relation: Life long family friend

Condolences to your family

From: Bertie Whiskin
Relation: Friendly acquaintance

Bob, Heather and family…I’m so sorry to hear of Grace’s passing. She lived a good life; but so sad to lose anyone at this particular time of year. The first time I met Grace and Bob, they were expounding on the wonders of their son. They were so proud of you, Bob. They painted such a handsome picture of you that I thought I was listening to the man of my dreams then they said that Heather already caught you. 🙂 All you and Heather did was add joy to Grace’s life with the addition of grandchildren, followed by the greats. She was a bright, happy lady who enjoyed a good laugh. My love and thoughts are with you as I share in your loss.

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On behalf of the family we want to thank the staff at the Hamlets, the nurses on SP 2 at the Penticton Regional Hospital, Daryn Pottinger from Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium and all who have contacted us during this difficult time.  Your support is appreciated.  Grace will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

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