M. Grace Johnson

M. Grace Johnson, 96, of Sault Ste. Marie, MI passed away September 27, 2022 in Sault Ste. Marie, MI. She was born February 24, 1926 in Sault Ste. Marie, MI to John and Verna (Jones) Gore.

Rest in peace Gramma J! You’re finally free of your earthly body that no longer suited that adventurous soul of yours.

I have no doubt she’s smiling ear to ear, socializing with old friends and hubbies, saying exactly what she’s thinking without skipping a beat, snowmobiling, watching hockey, tearing up the dance floor, flirting with all the handsome men, and living in a house just like hers that she loved so much on the St. Mary’s River.

Death is always sad, but it’s a blessing knowing she’s no longer in pain and free to be herself again.

….Written By Kaitlin Joy Fortin, Granddaughter

Grace is survived by her children, James and John Ermatinger, Susan Henderlite, Gayle Fortin, and Karen Duprey; grandchildren, Joseph Atkinson, Lori St. Peter, Airon Ermatinger, Andrew and Katie Fortin, Lauren Andrews, Sarah Toms, Laura Porterfield, Rachael Alexanian, Allison Sandt, and Tiffany Henderlite-Ramsey; 15 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Grace is predeceased by her parents; daughter, Lynne Ermatinger-Weaver; and grandchildren, Mandy Ermatinger and Ray Henderlite.

Visitation will be Monday October 3, 2022 from 10:00am until the time of Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00pm at St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 377 Maple St. Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783, with Father Nicholas Thompson officiating. Final resting place is Oaklawn Chapel Gardens. Clark Hovie Galer Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

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