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June 26, 1920 - December 14, 2012
Grace beloved wife of the late Watson Gowdy from Belfast Nr Ireland, passed away on Friday, December 14, 2012 at the age of 92 years. Grace's greatest love was her family, and music was her passion. Her loving smile and sense of humor will be remembered by all who knew and loved her. She is survived by her daughters Vivien (John) Shaw and Norma (Drew) McKane of Calgary; son Ronnie (Maureen McCrory) Gowdy in Nr Ireland. Grace is also survived by her grandchildren, Jonathan Shaw (Cathy Wade), Joanna Morin nee Shaw (Philippe Morin), Michelle McKane (Josh Myers), Adelle McKane (Chris Hougan), and Gavin and Aaron Gowdy of Ireland; as well as her great-grandchildren, Riley and Julia Shaw, and Vianna and Sean Morin. Grace will be remembered with love by her sister and numerous relatives in Canada, Ireland, U.S.A. and Australia. A Private Funeral Service was held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Tuesday, December 18, 2012. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Foothills Country Hospice Society, P.O. Box 274, Okotoks, AB (Telephone 403-995-4673, www.countryhospice.org) or directly to the charity of the donor's choice. We would like to thank all of the people of the Beverly Estates, the Rockyview General Hospital, the Foothills Country Hospice and all those who assisted her at home for their care and compassion. In living memory of Grace Gowdy, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.
Published in The Calgary Herald on Dec. 19, 2012