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Walking for George Grypma in Nelson

January 31, 2013 - Bob Hall photo
January 31, 2013
— image credit: Bob Hall photo

The annual Investor’s Group Walk For Memories took place this past 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.

Sunday’s walk was dedicated to George Grypma (1926-2012).

“He demonstrated the virtue of hope every day of his life to the very end of his days,” said son Simon Grypma (seen above right giving a speech on Sunday with his family to the left). “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.”

Almost 100 people showed up for the walk and organizers are still totalling the amount of money raised during the morning event.

 

 

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