Rachael Helen Woods (nee Morrow)

We sadly announce the passing of our mother on Oct 5, 2014 in Wolseley, Sask. at the age of 95. Rae was born May 25, 1919 in Baynes Lake, BC and grew up in Creston. At the age of 15 she worked in Trail, in housekeeping and childcare. In 1940 she married Gordon Woods in Nelson. They lived in Nelson, Sheep Creek (Salmo), Rossland and moved to Genelle in 1956. In 1969 they moved to Grenfell, SK to continue work with the United Church. Mom worked for CM&S fertilizer (Cominco) during WW2 and then worked in a café in Rossland. After moving to Genelle she ran a fitness gym below the Union Hotel, worked in Bills Café and Greyhound Bus Lines in Trail. She was very active in the United Church, enjoyed music; playing piano, organ and accordion, knitting, crocheting and visiting with family and friends. She had a wonderful sense of humor. Her faith sustained her throughout her life.

She was predeceased by her husband, Gordon in 1993 and her son Barrie in 2011. She is survived by her family: Leonard (Sharon) and grandchildren Kelly (Dominic), Jay (Tonya); daughter-in-law Kathy and grandchildren Tammy, Chris (Alyssa); David (Elizabeth) and grandchildren Shane (Wendy), Sara (Harry); Bill (Sue) and grandchildren Troy, Kristie (Eric); Daryl (Nola) and grandchildren Tara (Gary), Alison (Kirby); Jackie and grandchildren Tina (Wayne), Tammy, Jody (Rob); Kim (Sharon and grandchildren Carrie (Dustin), Trisha (Andy); her brother Bert Morrow of Rossland; 27 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.

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