MUSSALLEM, Grace Irene (nee Cuthbert)

Born August 26, 1923 in Maple Ridge and passed away December 4, 2010. Predeceased by husband George, brother Ralph and sister Edna. Survived by brother-in-law Matthew Godfrey, niece June Pitcher and nephew Lorne Godfrey; also by George’s sons, David and Robert (Bernice) and daughter Anne. Grace attended High School in Maple Ridge. She then went to UBC where she earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree (April 1941) and later a Bachelor of Arts degree. In 1962, she completed her Certified Management Accountant degree. During World War II, she was employed by the Weather Bureau and Boeing Aircraft. In 1945 she joined B.C. Electric (later B.C. Hydro) where she worked for 20 years in Labour Relations and Budgeting. She then worked in the hospital field, mostly in Victoria, returning to Maple Ridge in 1970 when she married George Mussallem. Grace served on the Board of the Ridge Meadows Hospital for 8 years and as the Director of the Maple Ridge Community Foundation. No service by Grace’s Request. A private family gathering will be held at a later date.

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