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McCAFFREY, Grace

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It is with profound sadness that the family announces the passing of Grace McCaffrey (née Mayer) at the Hull Hospital on Tuesday, January 9 th , 2024 at the age of 87 years. Grace was born to the late Albert and the late Ida Mayer on February 27, 1936 in Danford Lake, QC where she was raised along with her four siblings. She continued to live in Danford until she met her husband Jerry McCaffrey, and together they moved to Ottawa, ON, then eventually Maitland, ON where they lived until Jerry’s passing in 1992.

Grace eventually moved back to Danford Lake in 1999. Cherished mother of Sandra-Lee Robinson (Neil), Kerry-Lynn McCaffrey (Roger Johnson), Patti-Ann McCaffrey, the late Rodney McCaffrey (Shelley) and Jody McCaffrey (Lisa). Treasured grandmother of Katie McCaffrey, Cassie McCaffrey, Bailey McCaffrey, Jeremy McCaffrey, Maddie McCaffrey; step-grandmother of Cassi Jelly, Cole Jelly, Gary Johnson (Kaitlyn), and step great-grandmother of Grayson and Graham. She will be dearly missed by many

nieces, nephews and cousins. Grace is predeceased by her siblings Mamie (late Emile), Raymond (late Mildred), Lorne (Lucille) and Willard (late Sharon). She will be fondly remembered by all as someone who lived her life with selfless love, gratitude and worship. Arrangements under the care and direction of McEvoy and Shields Funeral Home, 1411 Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, ON (613-737-7900). Memorial

Donations to Bethany Hall would be appreciated by the family.

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