Lumbers, Grace  Doreen RN, UE (née Richardson)

Lumbers, Grace Doreen RN, UE (née Richardson)

February 8th, 2020

Passed away peacefully at Parkwood Institute, on Saturday, February 8, 2020, in her 91st year. Predeceased by her son Douglas (2011) and her sister Norma McGill (2010). She leaves with much love, her grandchildren Kody and Tegan Lumbers (Clayton Knapp); great-grandson Mason Knapp; brother Jack Richardson (Marion); and six nieces and nephews, along with their extended families. Grace enjoyed travel, reading, sharing her ancestral interests and love of nature with others. Special thanks to the staff at Parkwood Institute - Palliative Care Unit for their exceptional care, kindness and compassion. At her request, there will be no funeral. Cremation has taken place. Private interment will take place at a later date in Riverview Cemetery, Wallaceburg, Ontario. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Grace are asked to consider a local nature group, historical society or library.

 

“Farewell. My journey is complete, my train of life has reached its destination. It is time to rest for all time.”  Grace Lumbers, January 2012

 

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Jane WebsterGrace was an inquisitive, caring, person. We first got to know her as a nurse, because she looked after our grandfather for many years. Grace loved anything to do with history and the United Empire Loyalists and sported a phenomenal memory. She would share favourite books and send thick letters filled with details of her research, her family, and her travels. Visiting with her here in Kingston and spending many Christmases with her in London, she was part of the family, like a cherished aunt to me and a grandmother to my son, Ted. She will be greatly missed. Jane Webster
LondonMiddlesex Branch of Ontario AncestorsGrace was a long time member of the London Middlesex Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society. She was a hard working volunteer on the team that folded and mailed our branch's newsletter, before the days of digital technology. Her assistance was greatly appreciated. Our condolences to the family London Middlesex Branch of Ontario Ancestors (Ontario Genealogical Society) (Paul Long - Membership)
London Food BankWe were sorry to learn of Grace's passing. She was generous in her donations to the London Food Bank for us to purchase seed packets for distribution to our clients to allow people to grow their own food. Our thoughts are with you during this time. - Mike Bloxam (Fresh Food Co-ordinator)
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