Gwynneth Joyce (Knowlton) Wallace was born in Calgary in 1929, to Ted and Faye Knowlton.
She grew up in Standard, Alta, attended Mount Royal College in Calgary and received a
degree in Nursing from UBC, Vancouver. Her graduation day was the day of her wedding
rehearsal and the following day she married Robert Wallace, a theological student from
Armstrong BC. Together they served United churches in Abbey Saskatchewan, Lake
Cowichan BC, calgary, Montreal and Toronto and after retiring to Nova Scotia, a number· of
congregations in the Annapolis Valley. They raised five children, Dolly Lansdowne, Bella Bella
BC, Brenda Wallace-Allen, Blomidon, Craig, Edmonton, Scott (TJ Scott), and Mark, Los
Angeles. Gwynneth became a vital presence in the lives of her children's partners, her much
loved grandchildren and her adored great grandchildren. She also had an enduring impact on
extended family, "almost family" and a worldwide circle of friends. Gwynneth was an
innovator and leader in Public Health throughout her career, at one point representing WHO
as an intercontinental traveling planner in Heart Health. She was a· recognized leader in
every community in which she resided always seeking_ out opportunities to cultivate an
interest in the arts, most recently founding the popular Grow with Art program at NSCC
Kingstec. Gwynneth was a great observer of life which she documented through photos and
journaling. This observation of detail is reflected in a number of books she wrote or cowrote.
She lived with cancer for 30 years before finally quietly "slipping the surly bonds of
earth" June 28th at home in the presence of family. We will gather to remember her as a
mentor, host, educator, advisor, leader and nurturer of dreams at a memorial service to be
held on July 21st at 2:00 at St. Andrew's United Church, Wolfville. Gwynneth would have
appreciated donations to the Valley Hospice Foundation or Grow with Art. Arrangements
have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.