Yves Oscar Joseph (John) Gravelle
Mr. John Gravelle passed away at the Golden & District Hospital on Thursday, October 29th, 2009 at the age of 88 years. A Funeral Service was held at St. Andrew’s United Church, Golden on Tuesday afternoon, November 3rd with Reverend Judith Hardcastle officiating. Interment followed in Mountain View (Legion) Cemetery, Golden. Pallbearers were David Thacker, André St-Denis, Len Pepper, Graeme Pepper, Allison Pepper and Michelle St-Denis. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice in memory of John.
John was born in Fraser Mills, B.C. on January 13, 1921 and had been a resident of the Golden area for 44 years. He was always willing to help anyone in need and was generous, to a fault. John simply lived his life for his family.
John was predeceased by three brothers: Albert, Maurice and Victor. He is survived by his devoted wife Winnifred of Golden; three children: Sharon Gravelle (Dave Thacker) of Calgary, Lorraine (Len) Pepper of Cranbrook and Marilyn Gravelle (André St-Denis) of Sudbury, Ontario; six grandchildren: Graeme Pepper, Allison Pepper, Michelle St-Denis, Stephanie St-Denis, Emily Thacker and Allan Thacker; four siblings: Aline, Paul, Henri and Jeanne as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were in the care of Hindman Bowers Funeral Home, Golden.