Grace Louise RAPSON (Nee Gough)


(nee GOUGH)

Grace Louise

Wife of The Rev. Alexander Rapson. Died April 2005, at the Leacock Care Centre, Orillia, Ontario. Born 22 February 1912, at Dryden ON., to Louisa C. Schaaf and James O. Gough. She completed her schooling in Dryden followed by Business School in Fort William and Normal School in North Bay. Her teaching career began in one room schools at Dyment and Oxdrift, near Dryden.

After her marriage to Alex Rapson she came to southern Ontario where her children were born, David in Kitchener and Louise in Sarnia.

She lived in United Church manses of charges in Sombra, Rutherford, Kirkton, Burgessville, Sarnia, Exeter, London, and Sault Ste. Marie where she was active in various church organizations. While Alex was overseas, she resumed teaching in Dryden, and thereafter in Sarnia, Huron Co., London and Sault Ste. Marie. As the older teacher, she was mentor to many beginning teachers. After twenty-five years in the classroom she retired and subsequently lived in Port Coquitlam BC, Sun City, Arizona, Sarnia and Orillia.

Her survivors are her youngest sibling, Helen Vermeer of Dryden; her husband, The Rev. Alex Rapson, Orillia; her children, David, Orillia; Louise, Campbell River, BC; daughter-in-law, Judith Rapson, Orillia; grandchildren, Kenneth McLeod, Nashville, Tennessee; Stephen Rapson, Midhurst; Ann LaCasse, Campbell River, BC; and Katherine Grace Rapson, London; their spouses Alison McQueen, Hamilton; Valerie Rapson, Midhurst; Geoff LaCasse, Campbell River; and Jeff Carson, London; four great granddaughters, Jessica and Samantha, Midhurst; Olivia Grace and Nicole, London; and nieces and nephews.

Cremation has occurred and there will be a private family service at a later date. Interment will be in the Strathroy Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to The Alzheimer Society or a charity of your choice.

Arrangements by

Simcoe Funeral Home,

38 James St. E. Orillia,

L3V 1L1.

Tel. 705-327-0221.

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