ForeverMissed
Peacefully and with unwavering faith in God, Grace passed away at the F.J. Davey Home on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 in her 95th year. She is now reunited with her beloved husband John Gear 1985, her dear son Rick Gear (Susan) 2000 and beautiful daughter Kelly Gear 2002.

Grace leaves behind her devoted daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Jim Stilin and her adored Grandchildren Kellan, Luke (Steph), Lara and Anna Stilin, David (Lauren), Jonathan (Vicky) and Daniel (Leslie)Gear.

Proud Great Gramma of Rocco and Emmy Stilin, who will miss their Gramma Grace and little Cole Gear who will learn about her through stories and photos.

Grace was blessed with countless wonderful friends over the years in the many places she lived. George C. Kipphut was one of those people who became a special, later in life companion. She always spoke about her friends with admiration and fondness.  She had a special place in her heart for her nieces and her God Daughter.

Grace was a smart and determined woman who loved life and lived it fully. Guided every day by her strong faith she was able to overcome much and has earned the respect of all who knew and loved her. She was little but she was mighty.

Support, care, and compassion came when Grace needed it from Dr. Lorraine Sharp, her friends at the Lions Place, Red Cross Home Care, VON Adult Day Program, Sault Area Hospital, and the F.J. Davey Home. For this we are truly grateful.


Please see the Gallery section for a video collection of memories from Grace's wonderful life.

Posted by Mickey Cleary on March 20, 2021
Delightful Aunt Grace blessed us with her faith, generosity, fun and family loving life. She will be sorely missed. Hugs to my cousins in the Sault until we meet again. Our Florida home will welcome you. Special thank you to Mary and Jim for being there for her these last years. She loved you so. ❤️

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Posted by Mickey Cleary on March 20, 2021
Delightful Aunt Grace blessed us with her faith, generosity, fun and family loving life. She will be sorely missed. Hugs to my cousins in the Sault until we meet again. Our Florida home will welcome you. Special thank you to Mary and Jim for being there for her these last years. She loved you so. ❤️
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