Vaters, Rev. Grace Elizabeth
April 1st, 1937 ~ July 9th, 2018
Grace passed away peacefully at home surrounded by the love of her family. She was predeceased by her parents Mary (Meek) and Dougall Burton and stillborn brother who died 5 years before her birth. Cherished wife of Rev. Nathaniel Vaters and amazing mother of Donna (Gerry) Pilot and Kim Vaters (Ed Barrick) and precious nanny of Natalie and Nathan Pilot. Grace will be sadly missed by her sister-in-law Edith Richards and her family of Newfoundland, numerous nieces, nephews, many cousins, her colleagues of the religious community and so many good friends and all who loved and respected her dearly. She will be truly missed by so many and forever in our hearts. Together with her husband, Nat, she served in seven different communities in Newfoundland, Kemptville and Perth. She served as Chaplin of Lanark Lodge, Perth and Fairview Manor, Almonte for over eight years. Grace supported thousands of people through her ministries which included baptism, weddings, funeral services, group and individual counselling. She devoted her entire life to using her special gifts of warmth and communication in the service of helping others. All are welcome to pay their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W., Perth on Thursday, July 12th, 2018 from 6 to 8 P.M. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Funeral service to honour her life will be held in Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church, Hwy 7, Perth on Saturday, July 14th, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. Interment, Elmwood Cemetery, Perth. In remembrance, contributions to the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation, Gideons or Canadian Cancer Society (for research) would be appreciated.