On March 19th, 2003 Grace Veronica May Duxbury died peacefuly at her home in Yarrow with her family by her side. Born at Liverpool, England May 28th, 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, Katherine Newby (Patrick), her beloved grandchildren Sarah Teichroeb (Gordon); twin sister Jenny Ryce (Scott); 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.