Grace Edna Warkentine, age 52, passed away on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at the Ruddy Shenkman Hospice in the loving presence of her mother, wife, close family and friends. She has spent the last 3 years courageously accepting every treatment offered for Metastatic Breast Cancer to continue living the life she so loved.
Grace is survived by her wife, Jan Carter Lea, and son, Justin; her mother, Effie Warkentine, and brothers, Jerry and Jim; her extensive Saskatchewan and Ontario families; and many devoted friends. She is predeceased by her father, Lloyd, and her nephew, Jeffrey. Grace will be fondly remembered for her love of life, family and friendship; her pride of service with the RCMP; her love of children and adventure; her positivity, courage and generosity; and, unrelenting sense of humour.
We would like to thank the medical staff at the Ottawa Hospitals, St Elizabeth Nursing and Ruddy Shenkman Hospice for their expertise and wonderful care. Brian Cornelius, you brought peace when we needed it most, thank you. To family and friends too numerous to mention, each of you have a special place in Grace’s heart. Your support during illness was immeasurable.
Friends and family are welcome to visit Tubman Funeral Home, 3440 Richmond Road, Nepean on Monday, July 15, 2019 from 7:00 to 9:00pm. A service will be held at Tubman’s Garden Chapel on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 11:00 am. Grace will be interred in Kinistino at a later date. Donations to Breast Cancer Action Ottawa or Hospice Care Ottawa are appreciated in lieu of flowers.
Breast Cancer Action Ottawa
1130 St. Emmanuel Terrace, Ottawa ON K1C 2J7
Hospice Care Ottawa