It is with deep sadness and extremely heavy hearts that
we announce the passing of our dearly beloved Mom and Grandma Grace Betty Miner. She left this earth to be with Dad on June 14, 2014 surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 68. She was born on March 5, 1946 to Dorothy and Henry
Gilbertson in Garden Bay, B.C. She married her best friend and soul mate Art Miner on Sept 6, 1963. Mom and Dad moved 18 times in their 47 years together.
Mom got so good at packing, she could be boxed up and ready to go in less than a day! Mom worked initially as a hair dresser but gave that up to raise her family. She was a hard worker at home inside and out. She loved to fill the house with the fragrance of her days spent cooking. Mom was an amazing cook and was notorious for her mile high pizzas and Norwegian dumplings to name a couple! She was passionate about her posies, her yard and her garden. She was an excellent seamstress and a talented painter. She loved to swim, she loved the ocean and painted sea side scenes from her memories of Sechelt where she grew up. Her greatest gift was her ability to make people not only smile or chuckle but to belly laugh! In amongst all her suffering she never gave up her sense of humour even until her last breath. As she laid in the
hospital, knowing she had only hours left, she tried to lift the spirits of her children and grandchildren. She joked and sang songs even hours before she passed most of which she made up as she went, just to make us smile! Mom will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all that met her for her kindness and her never ending ability to make people laugh! She was blessed with a loving and tight knit family that
always moved close together. She spoke to all her children daily, we will miss that so very deeply! She was so proud of her children and grandchildren, the lights of her life. Our world is forever diminished, yet we are overflowing with her love. She created many wonderful memories that will be forever cherished and remembered deep in our hearts. God bless you mom, may you be resting in peace with dad at your side. Grace is survived by her children, Dean Miner (Cheryl
Speerbrecker-Miner), Dee-Ann Miner- Evans (Bob Evans), Terri-Lin Miner, her grandchildren, Mitchell, Levi, Jacob, Gracie and Gabriel as well as her sisters Francis Betts, Joyce Richardson and Esther Dyke.
A celebration of her life will be held at 2912 4th ave, Castlegar, BC on June 28th at 2:00pm. Please bring a funny story or joke to share at her celebration, mom would want to hear us all belly laughing! For more
information contact Dean by email at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (250)365-8399.