Grace Austin, 85, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged, 550 Osborne St., Fort Frances, Ont., formerly of Emo, Ont., passed away at her residence Saturday, Sept. 30, 2000.
She was born May 22, 1915 in Loman, Mn. to the late Samuel and Nellie Plummer. Grace worked as a cook at the Loman and Indus schools for a time. She also played the organ at the Lutheran Church in Loman.
From Loman, she moved to International Falls, Mn., where she continued her work at the nursing home. In 1975, she moved to Emo, and was united in marriage on Oct. 25, 1975 to Harold Austin.
Grace attended St. George’s Anglican Church in Emo for many years. She and her husband, Harold, had been members of the Emo Horticultural Society. Grace also was a member of the Women’s Institute, and was one of the founding board members for the planning of Golden Age Manor.
Following the completion of Golden Age Manor, she had the opportunity to reside there for about one year.
Grace also was active in various organizations in the community. For enjoyment, she loved gardening and needlework, but most of all, she loved to have family and friends drop in and visit her.
She was predeceased by her husband, Harold Austin on Feb. 18, 1998; one brother, James Plummer; one sister, Ellen Clement; two sisters-in-law, Emily Plummer and Leola Plummer; and one brother-in-law, Adam Clement.
She is survived by one brother, Marion Plummer of Littlefork, Mn.; two sisters-in-law, Mary Austin of Kenora, Ont., and Sybil Mowe of Fort Frances, Ont.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Grace is survived by her step-daughter, Brenda, and husband, Richard Collins, of Seventy Mile House, B.C., and her three children.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2000 at 2 p.m. at St. George’s Anglican Church in Emo. Eileen Bragg and Rev. Merna Major officiated, with interment in Emo Cemetery in Emo.
Friends visited prior to funeral services Wednesday from 1 p.m. until service time at St. George’s Anglican Church.
Pallbearers were Wayne Clement, Wallace Clement, William Mowe, Jim Mowe, Paul Blais, and Roy Young.
In memoriam donations may be made to the charity of your choice.