At LHSC-University Hospital, London on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 of Exeter in her 82nd year.  Beloved wife of the late Wilmer E. Adkins (May 4, 2012).  Dear mother of Dianne and Bill Dietrich of Waterloo, Bruce and partner Brett McLennan of Kitchener, Audrey and Peter Dakin of London and Sueanne Adkins of Exeter.  Grandmother of Tim and Rosie Dietrich, Christopher Dietrich and Vanessa Smits; Lauren Dakin and Gregory Dakin and great-grandma Grace to Vanessa and Charlotte Dietrich.  Sister and sister-in-law of Margaret Upshall of Hensall, Elaine Harburn of Woodstock, Bob Upshall and Jeanette Clarke of Mitchell, Doug and Faye Upshall and Don and Betty Upshall all of Kippen; Stewart and Janice Adkins of Winnipeg, Jack Adkins of Clinton, Donald and Dianne Adkins of Sarnia and Joyce Adkins of Clinton.  She will be missed by many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her infant son, her parents James and Mary Jane (McDougall) Upshall,  brothers Jack and Floyd Upshall, brothers-in-law Howard Adkins, Ernie Powell, Don Harburn, and sisters-in-law Shirley Powell,  Beverly Adkins and Kay Cook.

Grace was an avid knitter and quilter.  She was a member of the South Huron Hospital Ladies Auxiliary and her passion was genealogy.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, (1 street west of Main), Exeter on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM where the funeral service will be held on, Saturday, November 17th at 11 AM with Rev. Paul Ross officiating. Interment Staffa Cemetery.  Donations to the South Huron Hospital Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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