GRANT, Denise Elaine
September 27, 1957 – May 8, 2015
Denise Elaine Grant (nee Racette) died at the age of 57 years. She spent her childhood in Medicine Hat, Alberta but spent her adult years in Vancouver and then White Rock, BC.
She is survived by a large and loving family including her parents, Drs. Lois and Paul Racette of Medicine Hat/White Rock; her sister Thérèse Racette (LeNeveu) of Winnipeg, and her children Renée and Marc; her brother Paul Joseph Racette (Katie) of Rambouillet, France, and their children Camille and Emerson; her sister Jocelyn Racette/Olsén (Lars Goran) of Karlskrona, Sweden and their children Michael, Susanne and Therese; and her aunts Jeanne Dawson (Brian), and Pauline Howatt (Gerald) and their children.
Denise began her career as a lawyer and practiced law for 10 years. She then switched to her first love, music. She was a gifted, creative and passionate pianist, composer and teacher. Perhaps her greatest accomplishment was passing along this love and gift of music to young people, both through teaching piano lessons and as a music teacher in the Langley school system. She also enjoyed the outdoors including hiking, skiing and mountain climbing. She will be remembered by all for her enthusiasm, sense of adventure, infectious laugh and most of all, her gentle kindness and compassion.
A Celebration of her Life Service will be held on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 1:00 pm at Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre 14831 28th Avenue, Surrey, BC.
Condolences may be offered at
Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre 604-536-6522