In Memoriam: Grace Berry

Tomorrow will be 10 years since the passing of my grandma.  I dug up her obituary.  She passed away before this blog existed so I did not write on the event at the time.

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BERRY, GRACE ETHEL – Of Grand Bay- Westfield, NB died peacefully at the Saint John Regional Hospital on October 21, 2004. She was born in Lawrence, Mass. and was the daughter of the late Camille and Mary (Candiano) Lambert. Grace was a living inspiration of God’s love and acceptance to all who knew her. She was never short on giving praise and encouragement, tirelessly giving herself to build others up in Christ. As a passionate follower of Jesus Christ, Grace succeeded in nurturing and releasing many to walk with God and discover their purpose in Him. Grace is survived by her husband Bob Berry; three sons; Richard “Rik” Berry (Cathy), Paul Berry (Marla) and Glen Berry (Ida); two brothers; Dr. Camille Lambert (Nadya) and Dr. Vincent Lambert (Jessie); and twelve grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son Donald Berry. Visiting will be held on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Grand Bay Baptist Church. Internment will be held on Monday October 25, 2004 at 10:00 am in Fernhill Cemetery followed by the memorial service at 2:00 p.m. at Grand Bay Baptist Church. A reception will follow in the church hall. Donations to the Grace Berry Memorial Fund with Canadian Baptist Ministries or the Grand Bay Baptist Memorial Fund would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to A.W. Cavanagh Funeral Home.

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She was a great example of what it is to earnestly seek God’s will in everything, and to serve Him with everything you have.  Did I mention she lived out her name?  With God’s help she had a bigger impact than she’ll ever know.  She is sorely missed.

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