Wakefield, Lois Ann

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Lois passed away September 1, 2013 at The Hamlets in Penticton after struggling with dementia for a number of years.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Jim Grasswick, son Brian Grasswick (Janet), daughter Linda Grasswick, grandson Liam Harrison, two sisters Gladys Warren of Nipawin,  Sask.,  Grace Venables of Nanaimo, B.C.  and numerous nieces and nephews.

Lois was born December 6, 1933 in Coronation, Alberta, the youngest of eight children. She graduated in 1955 from the Calgary General Hospital as an RN and started nursing at the Peace River Hospital.

She met and married Jim in Peace River and both their children were born there.

The family moved to London, Ont. in 1965. Lois achieved her BScN from University of Western Ontario in London in 1977.

She worked in public health in Ontario, the RNABC in Vancouver and Corrections Canada as Director of Nursing at the psychiatric centre at Abbotsford, retiring in 1988 to Penticton.

Lois will be remembered for her caring concern for everyone’s health.

A special thanks to the staff at The Hamlets for their care and attention to Lois over the past 18 months. In lieu of flowers donations could be made to South Okanagan Women In Need Society, Penticton.

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