1929 – 2013


Mrs. Grace Fooks passed away on February 11, 2013 in Stettler, Alberta at the age of 84 years. Grace was born to Sam and Marie Towpich on January 21, 1929 in Vegreville, Alberta. She attended school there and later worked as a telephone operator for AGT. Grace married Jim Fooks on June 3, 1951 and to this union five boys were born. As well as the love for her family, Grace also very much enjoyed spending time in the garden growing flowers of all types, she loved the beautiful colors and smells. She was an artist and had a true love for music. She could often be found relaxing enjoying time spent doing crafts or playing the organ. There were many trips with her family that she had taken later in life that she truly treasured and spoke of often with many fond memories. Grace was a loving and dedicated wife, a loving mother and a wonderful grandmother who loved life and the outdoors. She will be truly missed by her family and all that knew her. Grace is survived by her loving sons Doug (Donna) Fooks of Kelowna, Don (Jan) Fooks of Scollard, Gord (Elaine) Fooks of Edmonton and Rob (Sylvia) Fooks of Stettler. Grandchildren Audra (Jeff), Erin (Curt), Alexis, Jon (Tanya), Ben (Candice), Pete, Jordan (Stephanie), Alan (Terra), Brian (Chelsey), Lynn (Chad) and Steve (Sarah), great-grandchildren Jackson, Brady, Ryann, Parker, Brandon, Grace, Dustin, Abbigail, Madaline, Jera and Jorja as well as extended family Amanda, Alex, Jory (Nicole), Jason (Candace), Victoria, Alexis, Charlie and Jayla. Grace is also survived by sister-in-law Lynn (Eric) Simms and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her parents Marie and Sam Towpich, her husband James, son Jim, brothers Sandy, Steve and John and by sisters Martha, Lucy, Helen and Jeanette. A Funeral Service was held at the Brennen Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. with close family friend Larry Meyer leading the service. As an expression of sympathy and in loving memory of Grace, memorial contributions may be made to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation or to STARS Air Ambulance in care of Brennen Funeral Home and Cremation Services P.O. Box 193 Stettler, Alberta TOC 2LO who have been entrusted with the care and arrangements. 403.742.3315.

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