On January 17th, 2011 in her
101st year, Grace quietly passed
away inside her own home. Like
her life, death was painless and
uncomplicated and followed her
favorite and most prideful duty of shoveling snow.
Grace was born October 9th, 1910 in Vancouver, moving to Anyox, B.C. in 1913 where she eventually met John Bodin. In 1929 Grace and John were married in Fernie and after a short return to Anyox from 1931-1935 they moved to the Reno/Nelson area for the next 8 years before settling into life in Kimberley in 1942. Grace is survived by daughter Edna Hill of Nelson, son Eric Bodin of Kimberley, family member and special friend Patty of Wasa and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren within the loving families of the: Hill’s, Kay’s, Murdoch’s, Post’s and Bodin. Also left behind are Swedish family nieces and nephews, with Sonja representing the Swedes on several trips to visit Grace and becoming a special part of Grace’s circle of friends and family.
To all who helped celebrate Grace’s amazing 100 years of living this past summer and for all your current kind words of support, Grace’s family says Thank you.
There will be no memorial service per Grace’s wishes, but in celebration of her life, her passion for knowledge, sports, reading, and longevity in the community donations to the Kimberley Public Library in her memory are being be accepted
Kimberley Public Library: 115 Spokane Street, Kimberley, B.C. V1A 2E5.
Grace’s ashes will join those of husband John’s in the Premier Lake Area at a private family gathering.
As you take a moment to reflect on Grace’s life, note that she loved her community and the plentiful friends she had. With her daily walks to town, drop ins at her favorite businesses, and all those who stopped by for visits, enjoying her raspberries or coffee bread, know you brought her much support, joy and kept her healthy in both mind and spirit.
Live in the present, not the past or future, eat your fruits and vegetables and shovel your snow with care and pride – Grace’s wisdom for all of you to live happy and