On March 19, 2003 Grace Veronica Mary Duxbury died peacefully at her home in Yarrow with her family by her side. Born in Liverpool, England May 28, 1917.
Predeceased by her husband George in 1984.
The Duxbury’s emigrated to Canada in 1945 residing in White Rock until 1957 when they moved to Yarrow and established Mountain View Home, a special care home for challenging mentally ill clients.
Grace continued to cook her delicious meals at the facility until January 2003, working with her daughter Katherine and her son-in-law Patrick Newby. Grace worked to develop a unique standard of care, understanding and appreciation for those with psychiatric and medical illnesses.
A special lady in a special place. Grace truly had a zest for life matched by few, her loves included family, friends, travelling, and various hobbies.
She will be lovingly missed by two daughters, Elizabeth Borthwick, and Katherine Newby (Patrick); her beloved grandchildren, Sarah Teichroeb (Gordon) and twin sister Jenny Ryce (Scott), and Tristan and Kate Newby; and her great-grandchild Darrian Ryce.
No service at her request.
All who knew this wonderful lady will miss Gracie. Thank you to friends and caregivers for their kindness.