Grace May BOLANDER

BOLANDER, Grace May

Nov. 13, 1920 – Nov. 5, 2016

Grace May Bolander passed away on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at the Red Deer Hospice. Grace was born on a farm east of Delburne, Alberta to Harry and Beatrice Randall. She had an older brother Dick and a younger sister June (Warren). She attended Woodlake School prior to working at the Dairy Pool in Alix, Alberta. In 1946 she married Harry and they raised their family in Delburne before moving to Red Deer in 1965. In 1976, her husband Harry became a paraplegic from a work-related accident and Grace selflessly became the “nurse” she had always aspired to be. In spite of Harry’s mobility issues, they managed to travel with friends and family. Grace enjoyed square dancing, gardening, needlepoint, baking, playing cards, watching figure skating and was an avid Toronto Blue Jays fan. When Harry passed away in 2003 she remained in their home until she was 92 years old. Although the ALS took a toll on her body, her mind and wit remained strong. Grace will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew her. She is survived by three daughters: Betty (Wayne) Martin and their two daughters Kimberley (Trevor) Stephenson (Blake and Chloe) and Tracey (Aaron) Landers (Jadyn and Damon); Dixie (Terry) Brandt and their children Kelly and Leah; and youngest daughter Pat. Special thanks to the Hospice staff for providing her with the TLC she deserved. It was Grace’s wish that there be no funeral service. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.eventidefuneralchapels.com. If so desired, memorial tributes may be made to the Red Deer Hospice, 99 Arnot Ave, Red Deer, T4R 3S6 or to the Lending Cupboard, 5406 – 43 Street, Red Deer, T4N 1C9


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