Elaine Grier

Grier, Elaine (nee Persson) born December 12, 1943 in Milden, Saskatchewan, died July 22, 2009 at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary with family and friends by her side. She is survived by her loving sister Marlene and brother-in-law Leo Snye. Elaine’s legacy is her four children, her four grandchildren and the hundreds of kids she taught and influenced in her grade one class at Earl Grey Elementary School for more than 25 years. Elaine was an innovator in the development of early childhood reading in Calgary. Her character, her passion for teaching and her unconditional love of family and friends will always be remembered. A special thank you to the staff in the ICU at the Foothills Hospital and to the people with STARS Air Ambulance. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Elaine’s memory to the Children’s Section of the Invermere Public Library, PO Box 989, Invermere, BC, V0A 1K0. A memorial celebration of her life will take place at Elaine’s home Saturday the 1st of August at 4:30 p.m. at 1201 Hilltop Road.