Our friend, Marjorie DeGrasse, passed away peacefully on the morning of February 25, 2008. Marj was born in Garsen, Manitoba. At the age of two, she moved with her family to a homestead just west of Moricetown. After leaving there to attend art school in Vancouver, B.C., she returned here to the Northwest where she worked and raised three children.
As a young woman she worked with horses in the fields and skidded ties, which were hewn be her brothers and husband Cliff DeGrasse. These experiences are represented in her paintings and drawings, which are well known locally.
She was a founding member of the Northern Saddle Club. Her contributions to the horse world will be remembered by many.
As chief operator with B.C. Tel for years, and supervisor at the Northern Training Centre, she touched and enriched the lives of many, because of the way she recognized and nurtured the good in others and brightened the day for each person she met.
She will be deeply missed by her family, her extended family, and friends. We know she’s surrounded by her beloved horses, wherever she is.
Marj wished to be cremated and have her ashes scattered on the property she loved. There will be no immediate services for Marj. Saturday, June 28, 2008 would have been her 83rd birthday. Her daughters, Judy Lee and Lindley Frank will be organizing a “Remembrance Of Her Life” for that date. We will post an advertisement with the details. Thank you all for your kind words of remembrance for Marj.