Laurel Anne Martin (Kirsch)
20/10/1941 - 27/06/2022
Obituary For Laurel Anne Martin (Kirsch)
October 20, 1941 – June 27, 2022
Laurel Anne Kirsch, (80), of Grande Prairie, AB passed away on June 27, 2022, after an extended time in care.
Born in Cumberland, BC, to John and Valerie Martin, Laurel spent her youth with her two siblings Fred and Meredith enjoying the freedom and nature of the small town in which they were raised. Although she left Vancouver Island in the early 1970s and has resided in Grande Prairie, AB for the past 50 years, her spirit never left the lakes and forests of central Vancouver Island.
Laurel dedicated her life to her family and community. Working in real estate for 20 years, she showed us all what hard work and determination looked like and was proud of her successes and the clients she served. But with an empty nest at home after more than 30 years of raising children, she was missing her true passion, showing her love through food. With the opening of Laurel’s Peace Country Preserves in downtown Grande Prairie in 2004, many in Grande Prairie and surrounding areas enjoyed all the foods that brought her children and grandchildren much love and comfort over the years. Today, remember the soup, the canning, the biscuits, the rice pudding or the butter tarts, and the love in which they were made.
Laurel leaves 6 of her 7 children (Roberta, John (Susan), Valerie, Kyla (Wayne), Bridget (Karl), Erik), 21 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren here to remember to always choose joy and happiness, in all its different forms and configurations. She joins her son, Nels, her grandson Christopher and her parents, in eternal peace.
In lieu of flowers, or other generous considerations, we ask you to consider a donation to support any form of mental health that means something to you and your family whether that be Alzheimer’s, dementia, depression, or any other ailment that takes our loved ones from us long before they are really gone.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, July 3rd at 2:30PM at Bear Creek Funeral Home at 11802 – 99th Avenue, Grande Prairie, AB. You are welcome to join the family at Jackpot Grill at 10904 – 92nd Avenue, Grande Prairie, AB after 3:30PM.
Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780 830 7742 bearcreekfuneral.com
Celebration of Life
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
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