Obituary of Grace Bullock
GRACE VALENTINA BULLOCK (PETRACEK)
February 15, 1924 - March 21, 2023
Grace’s family is saddened to announce the passing of their mother, grandmother and great- grandmother on March 21, 2023 at the age of 99 years, at the Minnedosa Personal Care Home, Minnedosa, MB.
Grace was born in Esterhazy, SK. and spent her early childhood there. She faced challenges with determination and hard work and had many stories to tell of her time on the farm near Esterhazy, at the munitions factory in Ajax during the war, and then at the egg grading station in Oak River, where she met Gordon.
Grace and Gordon were married in 1946 and made their home on the farm south of Oak River, where they raised their four boys. She was so proud of her boys and cherished every grandchild.
With her zest for life, Grace took an active role in community life. She took pleasure in quilting and so many other crafts and she gladly shared this knowledge with the Oak River 4-H group. Grace was a curler and passed the love of the sport on to a few of her sons. Gardening was Grace’s passion and it was evident in the beautiful flowers which were prominent in her yards. She was always up for some fun and looked forward in playing Mrs. Santa when asked.
Retirement saw Grace and Gordon move to Rivers where they enjoyed the many friendships and activities with the Seniors Group. Crib at the Legion was a weekly highlight.
After Gordon’s passing, Grace moved into the Lions’ Manor, a decision she never regretted. It was an easy walk to pick up the mail and stop in at the coffee shop for a visit with friends.
Grace was a member of the United Church in Oak River and then in Rivers.
As her health declined, Grace moved to the Minnedosa PCH in 2014. She participated in the varied activities and particularly enjoyed the many outings that Lori planned, while her mobility and health permitted.
Grace was predeceased by her loving husband Gordon in 1998. She leaves four sons Mervyn (Maryanne), Kenneth (Luella), Clayton (Sheila), Garth (Tammy) and several grandchildren and great- grandchildren to mourn her passing and give thanks for her life.
A graveside service will be held at Oak River Cemetery at a future date.
The family wish to express their sincere gratitude to the staff of the Minnedosa PCH for their compassionate care and support of Mom over the past 9 years.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Grace Bullock, please visit Tribute Store
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