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Posted: 23 May 1998 6:00AM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Edited: 23 Feb 2004 3:26PM GMT
Grace Evelyn White passed away December 24, 1997 at the Central Peace Hospital, Spirit River, Alta. Grace was born in Devils Lake, North Dakota, U.S.A., on July 25, 1912. Grace came to the Peace River Country with her parents, Jorgen and Olene Johnson (nee Brattle) in 1916. Grace grew up in the Wembley and Hythe districts. She married Marion White of Sexsmith in June 1934. They retired and travelled for a while then moved to Watino, Alta., for a few years, then moved to Spirit River where she lived with her son and his wife, George and Jo Anne White. She was predeceased by her husband Marion White in 1989, son Ronald White in 1980, daughter-in-law Shirley White in 1982, and her parents, Jorgen and Olene Johnson, and also five brothers and three sisters. Grace leaves to mourn three sons, George (JoAnne) of Spirit River, Alta., Leslie (Joyce) of Mayerthorpe, Alta., and Dale (Lenora) of Revelstoke, B.C., six grandchildren, Shawna, Guy, John, Susan, Jackie and Laurie, as well as 12 great-grandchildren, one brother Oliver (Marie) Johnson of Ponoka, Alta., as well as numerous nieces, nephews, long-time friend Nellie Sterr of Sexsmith and little friend Dustin Thompson of Rycroft. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 1997 at 2 p.m. from Oliver's Grande Prairie Funeral Chapel, 10005-107 Avenue, Grande Prairie, Alta. Rev. Irene Greenwood officiating, Interment to follow at Emerson Trail Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the Alberta Lung Association. Oliver's Grande Prairie Funeral Chapel. Source: Grande Prairie Daily Herald Tribune

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