The passing of Grace Esther Smith occurred peacefully on July 25, 2019 at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital. Grace was born on September 26, 1933, the daughter of the late Kenneth (Bertha Stilwell) Bishop of Chipman, NB.
Grace was predeceased by her husband, Jack Smith; son, Carson Smith; grandson, Andrew Smith; her parents, Kenneth (Bertha) Bishop; sisters, Phyllis Jardine, Barbara Morell, Kathryn Fowler and Doris Wilson; brothers, Allison Bishop, Lee Bishop and Brian Bishop.
She is survived by her only daughter, Kara (Gordan) Butler; four sons, Barry Smith, Peter Smith, Hal (Ernestine) Smith and Marty Smith; two grandsons, Allan (Megan) Smith and Kodi (Shayna) Chessie; one granddaughter, Karissa (Sebastian) Seitz; three great grandsons, Casey Smith, Isaiah Smith and Lukas Seitz; one great granddaughter, Alana Smith; two sisters, Lynn Boudreau and Sandra Robinson; one brother, Glenn (Melissa) Bishop; many nieces and nephews; her devoted and ever faithful friend, May Fraser; and her extended and loving church family.
Grace loved her family, her church, and Jesus Christ. She will always be remembered as a very hard worker with a generous heart for those in need, and her well-known quick wit and practicality remained until the end.
Interment will be at the Chipman United Pentecostal Cemetery on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 3:00 pm, with her wishes for a private graveside service for immediate family only. Donations in memory of Grace made to the Christian Life Centre would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements are in the compassionate care of Chipman Funeral Home Ltd. & Crematorium. (339-6612). Memories and condolences may be shared through www.chipmanfuneralhome.ca