May 27, 1930 – November 3, 2019
Daphne was born in Vancouver to George and Mary Granger. She is survived by her devoted husband Gordon, sisters Isabelle and Ann (John), sons David (Laura), Stephen (Sybil), and Brian (Leah), and daughters Kathryn (Dennis) and EunYoung (Don) as well as fourteen grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
High school sweethearts, Daphne and Gordon were married in 1954 and lived a life of service and hospitality. Daphne trained as a nurse, and following a short time in Toronto, she began the adventures of raising a family of what would be 5. After a number of years in Hope, Vancouver, and Kelowna, the family moved to Zambia as medical missionaries, then back to Vancouver for a year of re-entry before settling on the Island in Duncan where they lived for 20 years before retiring to Chemainus.
As well as the adventures of family (camping, sailing, road trips, music festivals, and skiing), Daphne loved gardening, church life (prayer groups, choirs, and serving as church librarian), participating in her beloved summer camp (CFO), hosting people in their home, and snowbirding and travels. She was a strong advocate (and letter-writer) for social justice issues. Daphne’s particular love was music, especially choirs and piano.
Much of these last few years were difficult for her yet she remained confident that nothing could separate her from the love of God. She had a strong faith, a listening ear, and a gentle spirit. She will be greatly missed.
Many thanks to the friends who have supported Daphne over the past year and to the staff of Alderview at Stanford Place.
A service of remembrance will be held at 2 pm on Sunday, November 17 at Christian Fellowship Centre in Qualicum Beach.
In lieu of flowers please make a gift to Hope and Healing International or Teen Challenge Canada.
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