1925 – 2014
After a long and well lived life, Mrs. Grace Mary Kumm passed away peacefully at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at the age of 88 years. Grace and her husband, Ernie began their married life in Medicine Hat, Alberta. This was the start of many shared adventures as an R.C.M.P. wife; including the challenges of building a log summer cottage at Elk Water Lake, Cypress Hills, Alberta. Grace and Ernie shared a love of the outdoors and raised their children with a respect and awareness of the environment and all creatures great and small. Many holidays were spent camping, fishing and berry picking with family. Grace was active in the United Church, singing in the choir and serving the Church Community through many U.C.W. activities. She was an active volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society, Kidney Foundation, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Boy Scouts, Lioness Club and the Westerner. After her retirement as secretary at Central Elementary School, Grace had the time to travel extensively with some of those trips dedicated to learning about the arts of dyeing, spinning and weaving natural fibers. She spent many hours in the company of her best friends, the Spinning Jennys. She enjoyed spending time demonstrating and sharing her knowledge of fiber art at the Westerner Exhibition, Stephansson House and Sunnybrook Farm. Grace considered herself ‘The Wealthiest of Women’ blessed with family and friends. Grace will be lovingly remembered by her sister, Joanna Lazzarotto; children, Pat (Bob) Jackson, Linda (Don) Watson, Bruce (Alice) Kumm, Terry (Nancy) Kumm, Bob (Lauri) Kumm, Greg (Lyuda) Kumm and Doug (Shelly) Kumm; her grandchildren, Chris Ward, Colleen Redekopp, Isaac Watson, Tirzah Watson, Nicole Kalan, Celina Groulx, Devon Kumm, Patrick Kumm, Misha Kumm and twelve wonderful great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Ernie Kumm; grandson, Justin Kumm and a brother, Ken Fisher. A Celebration of Grace’s Life will be held at Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 – 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with The Reverend Liz Richards officiating. If desired, Memorial Donations in Grace’s honor may be made directly to the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation at 3942 – 50A Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 4E7.
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Arrangements in care of
Gary W. Anderson, Funeral Director at
PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM
6287 – 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040.