March 16, 1936 – May 29, 2021
Grace was born in St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, to Jens and Asta Sahl. The family moved to Port Coquitlam in 1943, and this was where Grace grew up and graduated from high school. On August 5th, 1955, Grace married her childhood sweetheart, Roy Hartwig.
Roy and Grace built their first home in Port Coquitlam and lived there until 1975, when they moved to their farm in Armstrong. In 2004 they sold the Armstrong farm, and in 2005 moved to a 15 acre property on the Shuswap River in Grindrod. After Roy passed away in 2012, Grace moved back to Armstrong.
During her working life Grace worked as a secretary to the dietitians at Riverview Hospital in Port Coquitlam, a medical receptionist, a dietary aide, and from the late 70’s until her retirement in 1991, as a log scaler at Lavington Planer mill.
Grace loved her family, her garden (especially the roses and irises), her winter home in Indio, California, and dark chocolate.
Grace was predeceased by her parents, husband Roy, and first great grandchild, Jamie Tucker. She is survived by two daughters : Karla Tucker (Don) of Lac La Hache and Chris Hartwig (Joe Worley) of Armstrong, as well as three grandchildren : Logan Tucker (Myla) from Kelowna, Maddy Tucker-Cumming (Mark) from Kelowna, Delaney Tucker (Simon) of Calgary, and her brother Eric Sahl (Gayle) of Chilliwack.
The family wishes to thank Bev Clear, and all the amazing staff at Hospice House in Vernon, BC for their wonderful care and support. In lieu of flowers, please donate in Grace’s name to the North Okanagan Hospice Society and in her memory, please encourage your loved ones to have regular cancer screening.
Cremation arrangements will be made by Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services in Armstrong, and will be followed by a private family ceremony.
Our deepest sympathies to the family in the loss of Gracie - we fondly remember all the times we had in Indio with both her & Roy - everyone was family in our southern home - we keep you all in our thoughts & prayers
Our thoughts are with your family at this time. We will both miss your Mom/Grandmother a great deal. We treasure her friendship. She was one of the first people we got to know when we moved to Armstrong. Aubrey and Sandra
Karla, Don and family. Sorry to hear of your loss, at this time when thoughts of your mother come to mind remember your family, keep them close give many hugs and the memories will last forever. Hugs to all.