On January 20, 2023, BELLE DOREEN HURD GRANTHAM (née Biggar), passed away peacefully at Good Samaritans West Highlands, at the age of 93 years.
Belle is survived by her three children: Doug Hurd, Greg Grantham and Gloria (Robin) Roth, brothers Terry Biggar and Larry Biggar, grandchildren: Nathan (Jaclyn) Hurd, Max (Hannah Vance) Hurd, Amanda (Jeremy James) Roth, Courtney (Tyler Johnson) Roth and Jason Roth, and great-grandchildren: June Fox and Annabelle Johnson as well as many well-loved nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her daughter Lorraine Hurd, husband Ray Grantham, parents Maggie and Percy, sisters: Elvira, Rhoda, Verda, Venus and Sharon, and her brothers: Ralph, Arnold, Purcell and Merv.
Belle was born in Canwood, Saskatchewan, the eighth of 12 children. Bella, as she was known to her family, grew up in Canwood and Prince Albert. During WWII, Belle worked with her sisters and friends at the Box Factory in Prince Albert. During her life, she lived in Winnipeg, Picton, ON, Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna and Lethbridge. In Edmonton, from the early 60s to the late 80s, Belle worked at 3M, Page the Cleaner, Gregory Systems and Emery Manufacturing. She had her own business, Belle System, for several years where many lifetime friendships were developed.
Special thanks to the staff at Good Samaritans West Highlands for taking such good care of Momma Belle.
A Celebration of Life will be held at PARALLEL CHURCH, 1 mile east of Lethbridge on Hwy 3, on Friday, February 3, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Ralph Molyneux officiating.