lnza Merril (Olmstead) Graves

lnza Merril (Olmstead) Graves

GRAVES, lnza Merril (Olmstead)

Feb 15, 1925- Dec 21, 2014

Born to William and Annie Olmstead in Hybla, Ontario. Throughout her life Mom was active in sports, having played softball, curling and golf at club championship levels. She was a member of Comox Golf Club and Comox Valley Seniors Mixed Curling League.

Her home is adorned with her beautiful needlepoint and petit point pictures, and her children and grandchildren have been adorned with her meticulously hand-knit sweaters, hats, scarves and mittens.

lnza is predeceased by her husband of over 50 years, Cecil in 1992 and her oldest son, Clayton in 2010. ·

She is survived by four children- Beverley Houston (Jack Carey)- Courtenay, Myron (Rita) Cobble Hill, Floyd (Donna) – Courtenay and Gary (Angelica Fox) of Toronto – and eight grandchildren: Jason (Taralee), Andrew, Vanessa, Holly, Kenton, Gavin, lan and Sean.

The family thanks Dr. Gee and Dr. Kisman for their care and attention and to the wonderful nurses on the third and first floors at St. Joseph’s hospital, whose care and compassion are gratefully appreciated.

A celebration of life will be held at St. John the Divine church 5th and Harmston St. in Courtenay from 10:30 am-1:00pm, Thursday, January 15, 2015.

In lieu of flowers the family encourages the guests to make a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the charity of their choice.

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