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Nov. 10, 2003 – Funeral services will be on Thursday for retired educator Eunice Canton Sprauve, who died on Nov. 6 at Roy L. Schneider Hospital. She was 90.
"She was an excellent teacher who brought out the best in her students with her firm but compassionate way of promoting the basics of reading, writing and arithmetic, coupled with character building," Gov. Charles W. Turnbull said in a release.
The governor called Sprauve, a Savan resident, a culture bearer who passed on her love for the island's traditional heritage. "Her legacy is well established in the annals of the Virgin Islands educational system as a teacher of note who made a positive difference in the lives of many young people," Turnbull said.
Sen. Shawn-Michael Malone said Sprauve left an outstanding legacy. He said she was a pioneer in special education and that she had served on the Board of Elections.
She was born July 29, 1913, on St. Thomas in what was then the Danish West Indies.
She is survived by her sons Gaylord A., Gilbert A. and Guilderoy A. Sprauve Sr.; a stepdaughter, Genevieve Hicks; a brother, David A. Canton; daughters-in-law Candace Sprauve, Jacqueline Sprauve and Eugenia Sprauve; sisters-in-law Betty Canton and Eldra Canton; nine nieces and seven nephews; 18 grandchildren and nine step-grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and numerous friends.
A viewing will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at John Thomas Memorial Funeral Chapel on St. Thomas. The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Nisky Moravian Church. Burial will follow at the Moravian Cemetery in Charlotte Amalie.

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