A.C. Grace Kangas

Kangas, A.C. Grace

August 29, 1913 – September 15, 2014

Born in Kipling, Saskatchewan, Grace became a teacher and taught in many small one-room rural school houses, one being Deerwood School near Wapella where she met her husband William. They had 2 sons Brian and Allan.

The family moved to B.C. in 1948 where Grace resumed her teaching career in Namu. The family moved again to Prince Rupert in 1953 and Grace joined the staff at Booth Memorial Secondary School where she taught for 22 years.

Upon retirement, in 1974, Grace and Bill moved to Duncan where they developed many

lasting friendships and enjoyed many trips to foreign lands and took their motor home to California or Arizona every winter. Grace was

predeceased by her husband Bill and son

Allan. She is survived and will be greatly missed by her son Brian (Yvonne) who were with her when she passed peacefully, just days after her 101st

birthday. Grace is also survived by 2

grandchildren, Brian (Tammy) and Jana (Chris) and 4 great grandchildren.

Grace has been an active member for the Eastern Star since 1954. She also enjoyed many years with the Daughters of the Nile.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Trillium Lodge, in Parksville, B.C., for their compassionate care. Grace was well loved and respected during her stay there. One staff member offered these words on Grace’s passing, “Grace lived up to her name. She not only lived with grace, she also died with grace.”

No service by request.


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