Grace was born in Inverbervie. She married Charles, an engineer, and went with him to Africa in 1948. After her husband’s death in 1958 Grace settled in the Stobswell area of Dundee and worked as a personnel officer for the jute firm Low & Bonar. This led to her becoming interested in helping pensioners. She was active in the George Bonar clubs and arranged excursions and holidays abroad for pensioners; once she took a hundred OAPs to USA. An excellent singer, composer and entertainer, she set up G.B. Memorial Concert Party. Grace was described as “one of the kindest people I have ever met”. She had an audience with the Pope, and in 1976 was made Citizen of the Year (even though she was not a Dundonian). Aged 81, she died in 1990, while living with her daughter in Yorkshire.

Grace has her very own plaque (not a Trail one) at the rear of Baxter’s Court in Princes Street.