Grace Wesenger

WESENGER, E. Grace (nee Robinson)

It is with sadness we announce the passing on Sunday October 1, 2017 of Grace Wesenger.  Grace was born May 28, 1933 in Oldcastle (Windsor).  Still residing there are her brother Harold (whose wife Monica, one of Grace’s dearest friends, passed in June), and brother Albert (Phyllis).  Grace was predeceased by brothers Bill (Barb), Benny and Allan.  Also in Windsor are many much loved nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.  Grace will be lovingly remembered by special and supportive friends, Carol and Barry Burne, Maureen Morgan, Joan Mathers and Pat Parrott.  She will also be fondly remembered by her many Toronto and Milton friends and colleagues.  Grace will live on in the heart and memory of her beloved Godson, Matthew Parrott, with whom she shared a very special bond.  Grace taught for over 40 years in Toronto, London and Milton.  She was one of the first itinerant teachers who offered support to integrated deaf students in schools across the province.  Grace taught at E.C. Drury (Milton) for 24 years, and in the ‘70’s was instrumental in founding the organization I.T.S.O. (Itinerant Teachers of Southern Ontario), which is still going strong today.  She then went on to train teachers in both the York and Georgian College Deaf programmes.  Next she chaired a provincial committee to develop a new language and reading curriculum for Provincial Schools.  The last five years of her exemplary teaching career were spent with the Home-Visiting Program (Milton), working with families of newly diagnosed deaf preschoolers.  Grace had a profound effect on all the colleagues, students and friends who were lucky enough to have her in their lives.  At Grace’s written request, there will be no service following her cremation.  She will be returning home to be interred in the Robinson family plot in Windsor.  A “Celebration of Life” is planned for family and friends in the spring.  Donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, the Salvation Army or a charity of your choice.  Messages of condolence may be left online at www.earlyfuneralhome.com

 

“Giving hearts are loving hearts, and hers was truly one”