Obituary – Grace Macpherson


Grace Hughena Macpherson (née Ferris, born April 1, 1935) passed away peacefully at Brucelea Haven in Walkerton on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021, at the age of 86.

Grace was predeceased in 2019 by her loving and devoted husband of 63 years, Bruce Alexander Macpherson.

Grace will be forever remembered by her children: Neil (Glenda Webster), Jessie (Paul) Callaghan, Marnie (Allan) Beitz and Christie (Dwayne) Patterson.
She was the loving grandmother of 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
She will be sadly missed by her sister Velma Hendry, sister-in-law Grace L. McPherson and brothers-in-law Harry Ruetz, Norman Campbell and Mervyn Catto.
She was also predeceased by her son Alexander (Sandy) Ferris Macpherson, grandson Wesley Alexander Beitz, parents John Wesley and Abby Louise (Symon) Ferris, brother Warrant Officer (Johnston) Sherman Ferris, sister and brother-in-law Marjorie and Burton Shewfelt, and brother-in-law Kenneth Hendry; as well as by Bruce’s family: Alexander and Pearl (Vance), Stuart, Eva (Grant) Begg, Eoin, Catherine (Kay) Currie-Ruetz (Elgin Currie), Angus (Helen), Jean Campbell and Marguerite Catto.

Grace was a teacher, an avid reader, a poet, a quilter and a collector of many things. She was much more than an amateur genealogist and was our treasured family historian. In her honour, we are also sharing the names of her grandparents: Joseph Perman Ferris & Barbara Rae Johnston, Anthony Mason Symon & Mary Louise Caskanette.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021 at the Cameron Funeral Home in Walkerton. You may register to attend on the RSVP option of Grace’s memorial page (beneath the obituary) at

Private family interment at Purdy Cemetery in Brockton.

Memorial donations to the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre Archives or the Purdy’s Cemetery Fund would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Cards available from the funeral home (519-881-1273).
Online condolences and donations may be made at

Obituary – Grace Macpherson was last modified: August 24th, 2021 by Dianna Martell

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