Grace (Gracie) Lena Anderson

December 5, 1927October 12, 2020

With heavy hearts Grace Lena Anderson (Nee Baird) born in Windsor, ON passed away peacefully, in Thornbury, ON just short of her 93rd birthday on Monday, October 12, 2020.

Cherished mother of Janice Cummings (Keith) of Clarksburg, John Anderson of Annan and Sandy Anderson (Holly) of Waterloo.

She was a kind and fun loving grandma to Andrew (Liana), Karey (Dan), Alex, Drew, Kate and Charlie and great-grandma Gracie to Emmy, Lochlan, Poppy, Reid. Survived by her brother-in-law Donald Holmes of Sarnia. She will be remembered fondly by her close friends, nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by Annette and Mythri of Guelph. Predeceased by her husband Stanley Anderson, parents John and Helena Baird and sister Barbara Holmes.

She was proud of her Scottish Heritage and being first generation Canadian. A kind, caring mother and woman who devoted her entire life to helping others in need through various volunteer organizations in the Cambridge area. A Special mention to Meals on Wheels and the Trinity Soup Kitchen for over 45+ years of dedication where Gracie put her amazing cooking and baking skills to work.

Gracie’s quick one-liners and sense of humour, her numerous and memorable songs/melodies and incredibly infectious laugh is a special heartfelt memory to all who knew her. Despite battling Alzheimer’s disease, it was comforting and remarkable that she still continued to live a fulfilled life throughout the majority of those years

Gracie carried a personal key chain with the following inscription:

GRACE: From the Latin meaning graceful. She is a happy go lucky person who enjoys life by helping others. Nothing is too much trouble and she expects no reward. Generous to a fault.

This is our Gracie!

A special thanks to Chartwell Retirement Home in Collingwood and Errinrung Retirement and Long Term Care Home in Thornbury for your loving care.

Cremation has taken place. A private family interment at Mount View Cemetery in Galt will take place at a later date.

Donations to Trinity Community Table in Cambridge or Errinrung Retirement and Long Term Care Home Resident Fund would be appreciated by the family.


  • Errinrung Retirement and Long Term Care
  • Trinity Community Table


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Grace (Gracie) Lena Anderson

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Lisa DeCaire

October 17, 2020

Sincere condolences from my family to you and your entire family, Janice.

Knowing how close you were to your Mom, your lifetime of funny Gracie stories will bring you tears, laughs and comfort as you move forward without her.

Lisa and Michael DeCaire, Ron Small, Lynn and Jeffrey Storey

susan gordon

October 17, 2020

My Mom, Marlene Gordon, played bridge once a month with Grace. She always spoke very highly of your mother and the group missed her when she moved out of Cambridge. My Mom died several years ago and she is missed every day. Your family and mine were blessed with having the most loving, giving, and caring Mothers' in our lives. Hugs, Susan Gordon

Jennifer Dorgelo

October 14, 2020

Dear Janice and Keith and family
Thinking of all of you at this very sad time. Janice , you told so many happy and inspiring stories about your Mom over the years; she truly had a happy and rewarding life and she knew how to get the best out of each day. May her memories always be with you close in your heart.
With my sympathy and friendship

Sandra Pyatt

October 13, 2020

Dear Jan, Keith, Karey, Dan, Andrew, Liana, Alex and kiddies
What a lovely tribute to a great lady. Gracie was truly a sweet, funny and gentle lady. Jan has shared so many Gracie stories and little sayings over the years, always gave us a chuckle and smile. Cherish the wonderful memories you have of a very special Mom, Grandma and Grandma Gracie.
Hugs to all of you,
Sandi Pyatt

Carol Renner

October 13, 2020

I have so many wonderful memories of Grace. She always had all the coffee girls in stitches with her stories from the soup kitchen. She worked so hard for her causes yet had fun doing so. I’m so glad she was able to spend her last years in such a pretty location, with family close by. We often talked about Grace with love in our hearts.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Carol Renner


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