Grace Spelt, nee Meindersma, passed away at the Royal Oak Village in Lacombe on Saturday March 29, 2014 at the age of 70 years. Born in Edmonton on March 1, 1944, oldest of 4 children born to Gerrit and Stina Meindersma. The family later moved to Lacombe and settled on the farm west of town. Grace graduated in 1962 and married Hans Spelt in June of 1964, always active within the community and was awarded Citizen Of The Year in 1993. She held a number of different employment positions in Lacombe, the first one being Sweet’s Pharmacy, then to Doug Patton’s Chiropractic Clinic, DJ Wright Photography, Lacombe Travel, which was her longest place of employment, and the last being Can-West Travel until her illness in 2005. Grace very much enjoyed playing the piano, gave lessons, and played for many different functions including church and for the Friendship Group. She was a very caring and dedicated person, taught Sunday School and Girl’s Club and loved organizing events or parties. Her life changed dramatically when diagnosed with dementia a number of years ago. She was pre-deceased by their still- born child Sharon Rosalynn in 1970, her mother Stina in 2002 and brother Dick in 2009. Grace leaves to mourn husband Hans, to whom she was married for almost 50 years, daughter Shanna (John Hulsman) and their children Jocelyn, Adam, Kurtis and Victoria, son Troy (Krista) and children, Olivia, Irelyn and Avery, her Dad Gerrit Meindersma, his wife Dorothy, sister Rose Meindersma, brother Larry (Tina ) sister in-law Ann Meindersma and numerous other family members and friends. The memorial service will be held Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Bethel Christian Reformed Church 5704 – 51 Avenue, Lacombe. Pastor Mike Vandyk officiating.
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