KINLEY, Grace Elizabeth (MacPherson)

2017-10-25

Passed peacefully on October 25, 2017, at Parkland at the Gardens, Halifax. Born June 13, 1926, she was the youngest daughter of the late Samuel and Mary (McFarland) MacPherson. Grace is survived by her four children: Paula (Eric) Howatt, Wolfville; Peter (Martha) Kinley, Lunenburg; Eddie (Lori) Kinley, Fredericton, NB; Shona (Cameron) MacKeen, Halifax; grandchildren, Matthew (Megan Ryan) Howatt, Jonathan Howatt and Stephanie Howatt; Joseph (Kayla) Kinley , John (Alyssa) Kinley , Emma Kinley (Zack Zwicker); Andrew Kinley; Ewan and Kirstie MacKeen; great-grandchildren, Scott Ryan Howatt and Liam Kinley; step-grandchildren, Catlin and Brianne and many nieces and nephews, all who were very special to Grace. Grace was predeceased by her husband, The Honourable John James Kinley; sisters Jean Zinck, Evelyn Crouse; brothers, Jack, Cecil and Arthur MacPherson. Grace was a Registered Nurse, graduating from the Halifax Infirmary School of Nursing. She practised hospital nursing at the Royal Vic in Montreal, Halifax and Bridgewater and especially enjoyed working in the nursery and for Dr Graham in his Halifax office. Grace was an active volunteer in her community. She was a member and served as an elder at St. Andrew's Church. She was President of the Fishermen's Hospital Auxiliary, Regent of the IODE, an active member of the curling club, and enjoyed skating from a young age and later with the Brittle Bones club. She enjoyed playing golf and promoting the sport so after her time as President of the NS Ladies Golf Association, established the Grace Kinley Golf Trophy for friendly play between the south shore clubs. She happily attended the 50th-anniversary celebration for this tournament. Grace liked tole painting, bridge, travelling and sailing with her family on the "Gypsy". She was honoured to serve with her husband who was Nova Scotia's 29th Lieutenant Governor and as patron of many charities. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Hwy, #3, Lunenburg with visitation on Saturday, Oct 28, 2017, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Funeral service to celebrate Grace's life will be held Sunday, Oct 29, 2017, at 1:00 pm at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Lunenburg, Rev. Dr P.A. (Sandy) McDonald, officiating, Interment will be in the family plot at Hillcrest Cemetery, Lunenburg. A reception will follow at the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home. The family extends a heartfelt thank you to all Grace's caregivers for their special care. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice or St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Lunenburg branch of VON particularly their Meals on Wheels program, or Health Services Foundation of the South Shore.

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