December 9,1929 – November 3,2015
Grace Hauser, 85, passed away peacefully on November 3, 2015 at St. Joseph’s Hospital while surrounded by the love of her family. Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to Robert and Marion Bradshaw, she moved with her parents to Moose Jaw where she completed her schooling at Central Collegiate Institute, then worked at the Moose Jaw General Hospital. In later years she returned to work as Supervisor of the X-Ray Department at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg.
In 1945 Grace met Bud, the love of her life. They celebrated 66 years of marriage Sept 3, 2015.
She was a banker’s wife creating homes and memories for her family in Moose Jaw, Regina, Selkirk, Winnipeg, Calgary and finally retirement first in Victoria and then in Courtenay.
Grace was a proud member of the Elk Lake Baptist congregation in Victoria for 19 years where she served her church community faithfully in many roles including Chairperson of the Board of Deacons, and as the congregation Moderator. Mission was a special interest to her, for her work and support she was honored in 2002 with a Baptist Missionary Dominion Life Membership.
Spare time was filled with gardening, bird watching, reading and painting. Watching thoroughbred horse racing was an absolute passion and she enjoyed singing and attending local theatre productions. She was the matriarch of our family and an inspiration to us all.
Predeceased by her parents and her 3 brothers she is survived by her husband Bud Hauser, 4 daughters Beth (Peter), Lynn, Jan (Tony), Leslie and 7 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life was held Friday November 6, 2015 at Courtenay Fellowship Baptist Church on Lake Trail Rd Courtenay at 2 pm.
Special thanks and appreciation to Dr. Laura Bell for her extended care and to the 3rd floor caregivers at St. Joe’s for the kindness shown to Grace and the family.
Flowers gratefully declined. Should you wish, donations may be made to Parkinson’s Society of British Columbia www.parkinson.bc.ca