Obituary of Kathleen Graff
Kathie Graff, a long time resident of Willow Valley, B.C. passed away on Friday, May 5, 2017 in Dawson Creek, B.C. at the age of 69 years.
Kathleen Mary Dillabough was born on March 17, 1948 to Betty and Curt Dillabough in Kamloops, B.C. and was one of seven children. The family moved around a lot through B.C. while Kathie was young until they settled in the Peace Region.
In 1964, Kathie went on a blind date and met the love of her life, Lance Graff. Four months later they were married. After setting up their home in Progress, B.C. they started their family. Lloyd was born in 1965, followed by Kerry, Trevor, and last was Stacey to complete their family. Kathie did everything and anything for all of her boys. Family was everything to Kathie.
Farm life wasn't easy, but no matter how hard she had to work, she always found the good in it. Kathie loved to garden; the flowers, the vegetables, she loved it all. When the fall came, so did the canning. Everyone loved to receive her canned goods and they were disappointed if she gave them something other than her canning. She always entered her canned goods into the Fall Fair, whether it was vegetables, fruit, or meat, she loved to do it all.
Aside from her gardening and canning, Kathie also loved to socialize. When friends and family came to the farm to visit she would go into "Mom" mode, entertaining and cooking. She was a loving, caring wife and mother, and her home was her haven.
Kathie was predeceased by her father Curtis, and her brother Gary.
Kathie is survived by her husband Lance, her sons: Lloyd, Kerry, Trevor and Stacey, her mother Betty, her brother Jim, her sisters: Norma (Ralph), Chris (Jeff), Joan (Howard), Wendy (Brad), along with four grandchildren, five great grandchildren, as well as many more family and friends.
A Funeral Service was held on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 1:00 PM from Reynars Funeral Chapel. Dr. Michael Stark officiated. Interment followed in the Willow Valley Cemetery.
For friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Kathie to the Dawson Creek & District Hospital Foundation 11100-13 Street, Dawson Creek, B.C. V1G 3W8.
Very Respectfully Reynars Funeral Home and Crematorium