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Naka, Grace Marion

Date of Death: March 5, 2019

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In the early morning hours of March 5 2019, Grace Marion Naka died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family.

Grace was born on June 18, 1935 in Kelowna British Columbia.  Her youth was spent in Westbank.  Grace was the third of seven children and she had fond memories of times shared with each of them.

Grace married Tomo, the love of her life, in 1953.  They spent their first year together in Prince Rupert and soon after then moved to Nelson where together they worked and nurtured their family for the next 65 years.

Grace’s faith and love of God carried her through life and guided her in her role as a caring mother for each of her five children.

We have fond memories of mom organizing family get togethers and outings, golfing, playing bridge and traveling with Dad and their close friends.

Grace will forever be in our hearts and it brings us great joy knowing that she is now, once again, with her Tomo.

Grace was predeceased by her three brothers Claire, Alvin and John and is survived by:

Sisters:  Katie, Kathleen, May and Lois.

Children: Deborah (Allan), Wayne (Rae), Loree (Cal), Heather (Michael) and Brian (Michelle).

GG was blessed with 14 grandchildren: Ross (Carley), Brian (Heather), Paul, Kiomi (Mike), Alexander, Rebecca, Daniel, Isaac, Jessica, Augustino, Ghezlane, Matthew, Meghan, Nicolas and  4 great grandchildren Owen, Harris, Mason and Ruby.

Grace will be dearly missed by her numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends.

A mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, March 9, at 11:00 a.m., at the Cathedral of Mary Immaculate, 813 Ward Street, Nelson, BC. Reception to follow at Saint Joseph’s School. Prayer Vigil Service Friday March 8th, 8:00PM at Cathedral of Mary Immaculate.

Memorial donations in memory of Grace may be made to Saint Joseph School, 523 Mill St., Nelson, BC V1L 4S2 or Kootenay Lake Hospital, 3 View St, Nelson, BC V1L 2V1.

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From: Thompson Funeral Services Ltd.

Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Armando & Pompea Savarin
Relation: Friends

We send our love and condolences to the family. And may Grace rest In peace with her beloved Tomo.

From: Ray and Ann Renee Pettyjohn
Relation: Friends from hockey days

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Naka family. Your mom was such a great lady. Enjoyed her company at the golf course and at the hockey rink many years ago when Shawn and Brian played hockey together. She will be truly missed

From: Evelyn Cartlidge
Relation: Sorority sister.

Grace was always such a Gracious Lady. Always had a smile. you will be missed Grace.

From: Greg Corbett
Relation: Friends Mother

Dear Naka families,
So sorry for your loss of your mother, may she rest in peace.

From: MaryAnne Devine
Relation: Family friend

Dear Debbie, Wayne, Loree, Heather, Brian & families – was so sorry and saddened to hear about your mom passing away. Grace was always so kind to me from our younger years as kids on Anderson St, and thru to when I eventually had my own family. Will always remember her kind and encouraging words over the years, and I know you all will miss her very much. God Bless-hope to see some of you again soon in Nelson! Love MaryAnne (Gare) Devine & family.

From: Bill Long
Relation: Close friends with the Renwick family

Our heart felt condolences to the Naka and Renwick families for your loss. May the warmer days of spring ahead bring you comfort knowing that Grace is at peace.
Our thoughts are with you. Love, Bill and Frances Long

Service Schedule

  Mass of Christian Burial

Date & Time:
March 9, 2019
Beginning at 11:00am

Location:
Cathedral of Mary Immaculate

A mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, March 9, at 11:00 a.m., at the Cathedral of Mary Immaculate, 813 Ward Street, Nelson, BC. Reception to follow at Saint Joseph’s School. Prayer Vigil Service Friday March 8th, 8:00PM at Cathedral of Mary Immaculate.

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations in memory of Grace may be made to Saint Joseph School, 523 Mill St., Nelson, BC V1L 4S2 or Kootenay Lake Hospital, 3 View St, Nelson, BC V1L 2V1.

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