Grace Leyenhorst 1937-2023
“So now, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith in His promises, we can have real peace with Him because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us.” Romans 5:1
Grace Leyenhorst passed away peacefully at her home on February 5, 2023, comforted by her immovable faith and surrounded by loving family. She will be missed by, but also live on in the memories of her daughters and their families including 13 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren that gave her so much joy.
She was born in 1937, one of five children to Gerrit and Siebrigje Woelinga in Bornwird, Friesland. In 1953 her family emigrated to Edmonton, Alberta where she met Casey Leyenhorst who had also emigrated from The Netherlands. They married and had two daughters, Susan and Wilma, while living in Edmonton. After moving to Ontario four more daughters, Geraldine, Patricia, Judi and Amy were born into the family. Sadly, Patricia passed away in 1963. Mom loved her family and being a homemaker. She supported her husband in his business and volunteered for many years at Albright Manor. She also loved the outdoors and her favourite books were about birds and flowers.
After Casey’s death in 2000, Grace left Jordan and moved to Heritage Village in Vineland where she enjoyed good neighbours and joined a group of women that encouraged her in her faith through their weekly Bible studies. She continued to participate and contribute at Calvary Gospel Church until she became ill and was no longer able to do so. Grace’s life was made richer by the good friendships made there.
In August 2020 Grace moved to the Orchard View Apartments where she once again found encouragement in good neighbours and was blessed by the incredible care she received from the staff working under Bonnie Fahnstock. We are so grateful, as Mom was, for these beautiful people and the work they do so lovingly.
A Celebration of Grace's life will be held on Saturday, March 25, 11 am at Calvary Gospel Church, 4129 Hixon Street, Beamsville
Memorial donations amy be made to Calvary Gospel Church or United Mennonite Home - Orchardview Apartments.