Winifred Grace Davis (Gracie)
November 5, 1934 – March 20, 2011
Our family regrets to inform family and friends of Gracie’s passing. Gracie loved many things in life and will be remembered mostly for her love for her children, grandchildren and husbands Ed and Bill. Gracie will be remembered for her love of dance, music, art (especially Kimberly, Ryan and Jack’s art works), curling, gardening, birds and wildlife, crafts, garage sales, the Scarecrow Festival, the Invermere market, photography, camping, fishing and her store (Gracie’s Next to New). Gracie lived in Windermere since November 1979. Before retirement she worked at the Foothills hospital as a Housekeeping Supervisor and then the last several years as a Hydro Therapist in the Burn Unit. She belonged to several organizations over the years. The Moose Lodge, The Curling Club in Montgomery, The Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Gardening Club, and was a Camp Host for the Provincial Parks of B.C. for many years serving the travelling public with local information about the areas she represented. Losses and struggles were part of her life but Gracie always put her chin up and faced each challenge with strength and commitment. She taught us how to be loving, helpful, caring, committed, how to be a survivor and also how to have fun. She shared her gardening expertise and was very proud of our gardening skills. She believed in continuing education and was very proud of education accomplishments made by her grandchildren. Gracie will be missed by her family and friends. Gracie was predeceased by these immediate family members…. Wendy (daughter), John (son), Edward (husband and father of children), Bill (husband), William (father), Mable (mother), Ken (brother), Doug (brother), Doll (sister), Lynne (niece), Mark (nephew), John (brother in-law), Hilda (sister in-law). Gracie is survived by (daughter & family) Yvonne & Jack Olson, Kimberly & Nate and Ryan & Kelsey and (son & family) Dave & Shirley Gambles, Jessica, Danika, Tia & Nathan. Less than 24 hours after Gracie’s passing, Tia & Nathan (Dave and Shirley’s daughter) gave birth to their first child and Gracie’s first great grandchild Lilly Ann. Lilly’s arrival helped us to see the circle of life and how life continues with each new day. With many fond and never forgotten memories we will remember our Mom and Granny. xoxo
In lieu of flowers Gracie wished that donations would be made to the MS Society in the name of her son Dave Gambles of Sidney BC.
A garden party (Gracie Style) will be held for Gracie with family and friends August 13 at Yvonne and Jack Olson’s home in Windermere.