Grant’s life is lovingly remembered and celebrated by his wife Georgina of 62 years, Son Garry (Jacqui) granddaughters Aimee (Colin), great-granddaughters Sadie and Shae; Kari (partner Brennen) and Breanne. Son Wayne (Tammy) grandsons Kody (Monica), Kyler (partner Shania), granddaughter Chelan. Daughter Wendy (Terry), Gail (Lyle); Lori (Guy) granddaughter Jolene (Travis) great-grandson Milo, grandson Justin (partner Sam), granddaughter Gena (Aaron).
Gone before him, his mother Margaret Smith, father Charles, Brothers Charles (Chuck), Edward (Ted), Gerald (Jibber). Sister Janet (Dottie). Brother and sisters-in-law Dr. Jim Chipman, Roger Beliveau, George and Marianne Beliveau, Gerry Vallee, Elmer and Lillian Labreche.
Left to remember him are his sister Gwen Chipman, sisters-in-law Bernice and Audrey Beckett, Margaret Beliveau, Hellen Vallee, brother-in-law Allan MacKay and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Grant was the third in a family of six and learned early on that you had to work hard to keep ahead. As a young adult, he worked for SaskTel which he always lovingly tells everyone this is where he met a cute little French girl while working in Wolseley, they married September 1, 1956. Grant loved his family and took great pride in being able to help at each of his children’s work B’s and attend his children’s and grandchildren’s events. Grant knew what hard work was and he was proud to instill it not only in his kids but his grandkids.
Grant and Gina headed west to work for B.C. Power, and after a few years decided to move to Moosomin to learn the plumbing trade.
He and a partner then started a business in Wolseley. The love of the land and farming had them looking for a mixed farm, so when an opportunity in 1964 came up the family moved back to Moosomin to make their home in Spring Creek.
Fishing trips with the Four G’s-George, Garth, Garnie and Grant, were a highlight Grant looked forward to. Moving to Spring Creek not only gave Grant and Gina the opportunity to farm but more importantly gave them lifelong friendships.
Grant drove bus for Spring Creek for more than a quarter century and was involved in the 4-H Beef and Horse Clubs, Spring Creek Historical Society and Sask. Speed Horse Assoc. where he shared his passion for Quarter Horses and racing with his brother-in-law Jim.
Horses were always a big part of helping on the farm, and for his enjoyment when he had some free time. And, till his last day with us he was still reigning in the team!
A celebration of Grant’s life was held in the Moosomin Legion Hall on Friday, June 29, 2018 with a private family interment held earlier that day with Sheliagh Garrett and Father Joseph K.
Donations in memory of Grant can be made to Moosomin and District Health Care Foundation Box 1470 Moosomin, SK or a charity of your choice.
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