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Grace Paul

Grace Martha Paul (Charles)

Friday, December 21st, 1934 - Wednesday, March 13th, 2019
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Grace Martha Paul - December 21, 1934 - March 13, 2019

Beloved wife of Danny, mother of Lalitha and Vinitha and grandmother of Priya, Vanessa, Jack, Daniel and Joseph.

Grace was born in Calcutta, India and was raised by her parents, Robert and Mary Charles, in the church. She was the fifth of eight siblings and was the last one left from that generation. Her younger days were filled with secretarial work, singing duets with her sister, Dolly, at the Full Gospel Church and for Youth for Christ, and later in the choir at the Assembly of God Church under Mark & Huldah Buntain.

She met Danny in that choir. There was no dating per se. An understanding developed between Grace’s family and him and on January 11, 1961 they were married.

Because of Danny’s position as a station manager with
Swissair, they travelled all over the world. Grace had fine taste in clothes and was often seen decked out in a new sari, bag and matching shoes.

On Dec 24, 1969 their plane touched down in Toronto and a whole new immigrant life began for them. Grace adapted to the harsh climate and cultural differences. She did what she had to in order to make a life in Canada. Without the
household servants, as is customary to have in India, Grace had to work and cook and clean on her own! In order to land a job she was required to wear a skirt suit which meant showing her legs. No small thing for an Indian lady at that time!

They moved north of Toronto to the country so that life could be more wholesome for the family. She commuted to Toronto for 25 years choosing an early start time so she could come home sooner to cook and care for her family.

Grace sang in the Parkside and Cedarview Church choirs from time to time, was involved in Gideons, knitted, and cooked for countless house parties. She loved to entertain and was a skilled hostess! Even with all these involvements and activities her main purpose and duty was to her family.

Grace retired from work at the Ontario Mortgage and Housing Corporation in 1995. She and Danny enjoyed
travelling, once again, with trips to India, Australia, a Caribbean cruise and many Gideon Conventions across Canada. Grandkids took up an enormous place in her heart. She prayed for them faithfully right to the very end. The night before she passed she asked about each one by name.

Even though her mind was ravaged by Alzheimers, Grace could sing every verse of the good old hymns and quote several of her favourite Scripture verses.

Grace had a wonderful smile, a sharp wit and an unwavering love for her Lord and Saviour.


Her funeral arrangements are as follows:

Cedarview Community Church
1000 Gorham Street
Newmarket, Ontario
L3Y 1L8

905-895-8893

Friday, March 22, 2019

9:30 -11 AM - visitation

11-12 noon - service

12-2 PM - reception

In lieu of flowers, please consider giving a memorial donation to the children’s charity, Good News India, which was very close to my mother’s heart.

You may give online at:
www.goodnewsindia.ca/donate

Cheques may be sent to:
Good News India
PO Box 73036 Hamptons
Edmonton, AB, Canada
T5T 3X1

You may call toll-free to give with your credit card:
1-855-464-2445

If you are able to attend we would love to have you.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, March 22nd, 2019 | 9:30am - 11:00am
    When
    Friday, March 22nd, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am
    Location
    Cedarview Community Church, Newmarket
    Address
    1000 Gorham Street
    Newmarket, Ontario
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, March 22nd, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Friday, March 22nd, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Cedarview Community Church, Newmarket
    Address
    1000 Gorham Street
    Newmarket, Ontario
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Reverend Jim Cantelon

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Kelly and Hanna Hoogeveen

Posted at 09:15pm
Take care during this difficult time. Enjoy your family and memories and love. Take time to take care of yourselves too.
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Jim and Donna Lawton

Posted at 12:28pm
Grace fought the fight, she completed the course and she finished the race and now she is in the presence of our Lord. We shall remember her for her kindness, generosity, hospitality, loyalty and humour. We offer our deepest and heartfelt sympathy to Danny, Lalitha and family and Venitha and family.
Love,Jim and Donna Lawton
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Eric, Beth, Trent, Esther and Family

Posted at 02:36pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family.
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