GRAYDON ,Maurice Manuel

1921 – 2013

We have lost a true pioneer of the Maple Ridge community.

Maurice or ‘Cowboy’ as he was known by so many, passed away peacefully at Burnaby General Hospital.

He served his country during WW ll as a navy gunner, an experience he never forgot and often talked about. He spent his final years enjoying his time at the George Derby Centre for retired veterans in Burnaby. It became a real home for Maurice and he often expressed his gratitude to all the staff who took such good care of him and did so with so much compassion.

He was a true friend of Dr. Bob and Bill W. and never hesitated to share their message of experience, strength and hope when the opportunity arose.

He became acquainted with Maple Ridge Treatment Centre founder Wilf Jordaine and his fondness for the Centre grew over the years. He was instrumental in the creation of The One Way Club which has provided addicts in recovery with a place to go for socializing, attending AA and NA meetings and sharing the philosophy of AA.

He was truly an ‘uptown’ gentleman who will be missed by all.

A celebration of Maurice’s life will be held at The One Way Club on North Avenue in Maple Ridge on Sunday January 19th at 2:00pm.

‘Rest easy sailor, you’ve done your duty.’

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