Obituary of Grace Thede
Grace Thede (nee Christ) passed away peacefully at home on Monday January 23, 2023, in her 100th year. Predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Edgar (Ted) Thede, she will be sorely missed by her daughter Nancy (Alain Ambrosi) and son Gary (Theresa), her three grand-daughters Gina (Jason Lamoureux), Noémi (Albert Bruno) and Whitney (Jon Scott) and five great-grandchildren Owen and Evelyn Lamoureux, Mick and Jack Scott and Anouk Bruno-Ambrosi.
Born July 18, 1923, in Saskatchewan, Grace spent her childhood and youth in southern Alberta and moved to Ottawa in 1942 to contribute to the war effort. There she met and married Ted, and the couple settled in Kitchener where she resided until her death. Grace will be fondly remembered as an energetic guide to her children and grandchildren, a voracious reader, a passionate gardener and enthusiastic traveller. Her family's affection accompanies her on this last immense voyage.
A Celebration of Grace's Life will be held at Parkminster United Church, 275 Erb St.E., Waterloo, on Friday February 10, 2023, beginning at 11:00am.
Condolences for the family and donations in lieu of flowers to the Anselma House Women's Crisis Center in Waterloo can be arranged through www.ebgood.com.