Laura Birdene Graves Flatekval

Laura Birdene Graves Flatekval

On October 16, 2010 Laura passed away at Pleasant Valley Manor at the age of 90 years. Laura is survived by her husband Vern; daughter Carol (Neil); grandchildren KC, Dale (Barb), Trevor (Jeanann), Aaron (Linda); great-grandchildren Tanya, Kristoffer, Danielle, and Michelle; great great-grandchildren Michael, Dehla and Caleb; sisters Cookie, Marion (Bill); brothers Warren (Patti), Sam (Beryl); and brother-in-law Murray Nichols. Laura was predeceased by her mother Maude; father Clifford Graves; sisters Nina (George), Margaret (George), and Betty; brothers Charles (Vi), Ottis (Ida), Herb (Nellie), and brother-in-law George Green. Laura was born in Armstrong, BC on August 26, 1920. Laura quit school at age 13 to look after her 5 younger siblings when her mother died at age 42. She worked as a waitress, in the laundry and kitchen at Armstrong hospital, delivered mail for 33 years in Armstrong, and was a cook at Vernon Army Camp. Laura loved to sing and dance and she was an avid reader until Alzheimers took these from her. Special thanks to the staff at Pleasant Valley Manor for the loving care they gave her. There will be no formal service at the request of Laura, but there will be a tea to celebrate her life at Green Valley Estates Common Room on Saturday, October 30, 2010 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via email

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