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Nelson's George Grypma to be remembered

George Grypma with members of his family. - photo submitted
George Grypma with members of his family.
— image credit: photo submitted

The annual Investor’s Group Walk For Memories goes this Sunday at the Nelson and District Community Complex. The walk raises funds for the Alzheimer Society of BC.

As is the tradition, the walk is dedicated to a local member of the community who met with the disease. This Sunday’s walk is dedicated to George Grypma (1926-2012).

He demonstrated the virtue of hope every day of his life to the very end of his days,” says son Simon Grypma. “Dad’s hope was the dreams he shared with our mother. The hope and belief of a family with faith, the hope and dreams of a life for his children. Dad believed in hope to the extent that he showed his hope for an everlasting life during the final days of his life on earth. Dad’s belief in hope gave him the courage to stay the course during the darkest days of his life. He never gave up.”

George was born in Friesland, Holland and with his wife Anna moved to the Nelson area where they raised six children — Marian, Case, George, Wilma, Dave and Simon. The family started and continues to own the Georama Garden Centre.

Registration for Sunday’s Walk for Memories begins at 9 a.m. and the walk starts at 10 a.m.



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