GRAHAM – Grace Winnifred Graham passed away September 7th, 2002 at the age of 89 years. She was born June 13th, 1913 in Camrose, Alberta to James Percy and Jessie Gage Capsey – – one of seven daughters born to those pioneering parents whose ancestors came from England. She attended public school in Camrose then attended Normal School to become a teacher. She eventually taught at the BowSlope High School in Rainier where she met and married Robert (Bob) Graham and lived on the family farm, then Medicine Hat and Port Coquitlam, B.C.
She was a selfless person, always putting her family ahead of her own concerns. She was the organist at the RainierUnitedChurch. She was always involved in community activities, supporting her children in 4~H, Church activities, sports, all musical endeavors such as community band, piano lessons, singing and educational opportunities.
During the middle 1950’s, she resumed her teaching career as principal of AlcomaSchool and also spent 10 years teaching at the Medicine Hat High School.
She was predeceased be her husband Robert, four sisters, Ernestine Whitney, Lillian Noden, Florence Karpoff and Sally Capsey. She is survived by Betty (Dave) Miller of Bassano and son Rob, Jan McClain of Norway along with daughter and son, Jennifer and Scott, Bob (Gail) Graham of Medicine Hat and sons, Bob Jr., Brock, and Braden, Nancy (Ken) McCargar of Port Coquitlam, B.C. along with son and daughter, Graham and Kelly and two sisters, Persis Wight and Evelyn Whitmore.
A memorial service will be held in the BowSlopeUnitedChurch at Rainier on Saturday, October 12, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Richard Worden officiating. This will be followed by inurnment in the RainierCemetery and a luncheon at the Rainier Hall. If you wish to make a donation in her memory the family would appreciate it being made toward the Rainier Cemetery, Rainier, Alberta, TOJ 2M0.