Lola Grace Hoskins Klein

19/12/1904 - 10/01/2003

In Loving Memory of

Lola Grace Hoskins Klein

Memorial for Grace (Speare) McLellan, Klein 1904 to 2002 

Grace was born on the Speare family farm at RR#1 Cromarty, Perth County, Ontario, Canada. December 19, 1904. Daughter of Joseph Speare & Laura (Dinnen)Speare, one of 6 Children. Her mother died when she was 12 and Grandma Dinnen came to live with the family.  

Grace married Andrew McLellan in March of 1922. He died in a boating accident in 1950. Grace was in the boat too, and survived the accident. They had 5 children:- Barbara Grace; Laura Margaret; Helen Doreen, Died December 2002; William Joseph Ross; Ada Mae.  

She married William Klein in December 25, 1951. They were married in the United Church in Egmondville, Ontario. William died of cancer in 1972.  

Grace loved to travel and had some great trips. One to England in 1975 to visit a Home Boy from Sheffield. He had worked on the Speare family farm and went back to England during the first World War as a Bandsman with the Perth Regiment. He never returned to Canada.  

She was in Hawaii and visited 4 of the islands while she was there. Toured Alaska and the Yukon Territory, cruised the inside passage a couple of times. Took bus trips to California and was coast to coast in Canada.  

She treated all her family equally. Her Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren and Great Great Grandchildren were her pride and joy. They all have quilts that she made. That was one of her hobbies. For years, when she was able her and William grew 1000's of gladiolus. She loved playing cards (Euchre). She was a avid Curler and curled until she was 83.  

She was active in the Presbyterian Church Women's Institute. She also belonged to the Rebecca Lodge.  

She never found fault with anyone, her family, friends, or neighbors. What you did or the way you lived was your business.  

She will be missed be all who knew her.



Beloved wife of the late Andrew McLellan (1950) and the late
William Klein (1972). Dear mother of Barb Rivers of Seaforth.
Laura Henderson and her husband Archie of London. Ross
McLellan and his wife Jean of Sarnia and Ada Mae Karpie of Las
Vegas, Nevada: loving grandmother of Nancy Steeves, Ann
Preszcator. John Rutledge, Jim Rivers, Gerald Rutledge, Lana
Mink, Barry Spears, Marion Brush and June Gallagher, eleven
great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; dear sister
of Lome Speare of Harriston, Anne Parker of Michigan and Ada
Pethick of Mitchell. Also loved by many nieces, nephews and
cousins. Predeceased by a daughter Helen Doreen (McLellan)
Rutledge (2002), her parents Joseph and Laura (Dinnin) Speare
and brothers Herman Speare and Ralph Speare.

Funeral Service

Lockhart Funeral Home - Mitchell, Ontario
Monday, January 13, 2003 at 12:00 p.m.
Rev. Peter Bush - Officiant


Maitlandbank Cemetery
Seaforth. Ont.


When I come to the end of the road

and the sun has set for me

I want no rites in a gloom filled room

Why cry for a soul set tree?


Miss me a little - hut not too long
And not with your head bowed low
Remember the good times that we once shared
Miss me - hut let me go.

For this is a journey that we all must take
And each must go alone
It's all a part of the Master's Plan
A step on the road to home.

When you are lonely and sick at heart
Go to the friends we know
And bury your sorrow's in doing good deeds
Miss me - but let me go.