Delores Rosa Grafstrom

September 1, 1929 – February 13, 2016

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear Mother and Grandmother Delores Rosa Grafstrom (nee Vinoly). Delores is predeceased by her husband Carl, her son David and daughter Kristina (Dundas). She is survived by her children Carl (Connie) Grafstrom, Mark Grafstrom, Douglas (Tanya) Grafstrom, Eric (Linda) Grafstrom and AnneMarie (Mark) Dill. She also has many grandchildren, great grandchildren and a large extended family. Delores was born in Vancouver and spent her younger years in Vancouver and Powell River. After finishing school Delores worked at Hudson’s Bay. Delores met the love of her life Carl in 1949 and they were married in 1950. They moved to Butte Dale where Carl worked at a cannery and they started their family. After a few years they moved back Richmond and then finally onto Langley where they could raise their children in the country. Delores was a devoted Mother and loved her children dearly. When the children were older Delores worked for many years at Fields and K-mart in Langley in the fabric departments. She also went back to school and received her certificate for Long Term Care, she worked at few different Hospitals and Care Facilities in the Lower Mainland. Delores enjoyed volunteering too; she was a Brownie and Girl Guide Leader, belonged to the Langley Hospital Auxiliary, Victim Services and helped out at the Abbotsford Library. Delores and Carl later purchased a power cruiser and spent many enjoyable years touring the Gulf Islands. They are finally together again relaxing in their boat, sea air in their faces, smiling at each other. We would like to thank the staff at Marrwood Manor for the care of Mom in her last years. Please join us in a Celebration of Delores’s Life Friday, March 4 – 1:00pm at Parish of St. George, 9160 Church Street, Fort Langley, BC.

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