Grace Good

Obituary of Grace Good

Grace was born on May 8, 1934 in Lanigan, Saskatchewan, near the Guernsey/Drake area to Walter and Nelda (Snider) Steiner.

When Grace was 10 months old her Daddy passed away and that left her Mom to raise her alone for a few years. Nelda married Addison Gingrich when Grace was 10 years old, and they completed the family with younger siblings for Grace: Wayne, Ron, Vi and Stewart.

Grace attended school, first in the Waterloo School (Drake, Saskatchewan area), then went on to complete Grade 10 in Guernsey School. Grace kept herself busy babysitting and house cleaning for several of the families in the area around Guernsey. She also worked as a clerk in the Guernsey Store, where she eventually met Edgar Good. Grace and Edgar were married on June 10th, 1964 and moved to his farm near Acadia Valley, Alberta.

To this union was born four children: Sharon (1966), Ross (1967), Cameron (1969) and Neil (1971). Grace was the typical farm wife of the late ‘60’s, and 70’s. Cooking, cleaning, rearing children, teaching Sunday School, being a part of the Home and School Board and generally keeping everything together.

In 1982, the family moved from Acadia Valley to Ryley and there Grace, again, was the stay-at-home Mom, always available for husband, children, extended family and friends. In 1986, Grace found herself working in a store again, managing The Good Store while trying to keep her children busy and off the streets. In 1996, Grace fully retired from The Good Store and trying to raise her four rowdy children.

Living in Ryley, Grace was never Mrs. Good but everyone’s “Mom Good”, “Gramma Good” and the “Candystore Lady”.

In 2007, Grace and Edgar moved to Tofield and very shortly thereafter, Edgar was in need of additional care due to his Parkinson’s. He was moved to a care home in Camrose, and in 2010, Grace followed to be closer to him, visiting him multiple times a day, until he passed in 2014. Grace continued to reside in Camrose, where she was visited by her family, found a home-church, enjoyed Tim Horton’s regularly, honed her diamond-painting and puzzle skills and making many friends, settling into senior life.

Grace departed this earth for her new home with her Savior and Lord on January 30th, 2022. She will always be remembered for her unwavering faith, her continual prayers for her family, friends and acquaintances, and her immense love for the people in her life.

Grace will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Her children: Sharon (Dave) Reum, Raelene, Weston (Kolly), Montana, Wyatt (Payton); Ross (Kyle), Shyla (Rob), Crystal, Desirae, Bryce (Jasmine), Austin (Heidi), Ryan; Cam (Trena), Jed, Bret, Decon; Neil (Susan), Stephan, Caleb, Matthew, Andrew. Her siblings: Wayne (Judie), Ronald (Karen), Viola (Ortwin) Rupp, Stewart (Karen). Sister-in-Law: Viola Roth, as well as numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Due to the pandemic restrictions a private family funeral will be held.

Memorial donations may be made to the Mennonite Central Committee.

 

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