Grace Gard

Obituary of Grace Gard

GARD, Mary Grace peacefully with family by her side at Summit Place Nursing Home, Owen Sound Wednesday November 3, 2021. Grace Gard (nee Noble) of Owen Sound in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late Harold Gard for 60 years.  Cherished mother of Greg (Christine) of Kemble, Rev. Mary Turner (Mark) of Owen Sound, Timothy of Owen Sound and David (Jane) of Owen Sound.  Loving grandmother of Kayla, Nicolas, Benjamin, Joel, Christopher, Eamon and Ella and great grandmother of Abigail, Ian and Oliver


Dear sister of Murray Noble (Merilyn) of Tara, Phyllis Hatlelid of Saskatoon, Ruth Williams (Rev. Gordon) of Orangeville and Carol Lee of Shallow Lake and sister-in-law of Marilyn Noble of Oakville  and Amy Noble-McMillan of Shallow Lake.


Predeceased by parents Kathleen (nee Smith) and Percy Noble, daughter-in-law Gloria Gard, brothers Jim Noble (Isabelle), Donald Noble, Jack Noble, sisters-in-law Coral Noble and Isabell Noble and brothers-in-law Dr. Thomas Hatlelid and Jim Lee.


Grace was heavily involved in Calvary Evangelical Missionary Church leading and contributing in Bible studies, prayer meetings, and introducing Precept Ministries to the Owen Sound area. Grace was an incredible baker, cook, homemaker, and listener who left an indelible mark on anyone fortunate enough to spend time with her. She was passionate about family and was known for her strength of spirit and will. She relished her time at home and often could be found quilting, sewing, and spending time with anyone needing a respite from the toils of the world. She exemplified and understood the word 'servant' and she will be deeply missed by her children, daughters and son-in-law, grandchildren, and extended family. She was truly one of a kind.


The funeral service will be conducted from the Calvary Evangelical Missionary Church, Owen Sound on Saturday, November 6th at 1:00 p.m.  Rev. Mary Turner officiating. 


All those wishing to attend must RSVP through the Service Information tab.  Proof of vaccine will be required and masks must be worn.  Please enter the church via the back door ONLY. 


Interment at Boyd Cemetery, Shallow Lake.  Arrangements entrusted to the DOWNS AND SON FUNERAL HOME, Hepworth.


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