Grace grew up in a loving Christian home. At 6, she received Jesus into her life. She attended Winkler (Man.) Bible Institute, where she met Ed. Grace worked at Salisbury House, Winnipeg; and at Salem Home, Winkler, as a nurses’ aide and an activity director. She loved being a full-time mom and homemaker. Tending her garden, co-piloting the combine with Ed and camping with family were treasured times. She enjoyed sewing, scrapbooking and crafting. In 1986, Grace became ill with Wilson’s, a hereditary liver disease. A liver transplant in 1987 gave her another 26 years with her family. Heart problems limited her physical activity. Grace received a pacemaker/defibrillator in 2002. Daily personal time with God was her priority. She loved to serve her church through Sunday school and ladies’ ministry. A weakened heart confined her to bed her final 8 months, and she died following a heart attack. Grace’s gift of encouragement touched many people.