With love, sadness and gratitude the family of George Grant announce his peaceful passing on Jan 9, 2022, with family by his side. Born July 2, 1930, in Sunnybank, Gaspe, Quebec, to William and Georgiana (Patterson) Grant, he grew up in the country surrounded by a large family of siblings, cousins, aunts and uncles. He was predeceased by most including brothers Cameron, Charles, Albert, William, Henry and sisters Helen, Beulah, and Betty. He leaves to mourn sisters Sadie Dumaresq and Stella Buckingham. After moving to Montreal as a young man George met a New Brunswick girl and soon relocated to Saint John where they raised their family. He will be deeply missed by his wife of 62 years, Jeannette (Bourque), children Steven Grant (Carole Dion), Elaine Whitney, Nancy DeLong (Neil), Linda Grant, Michael Grant (Heidi Kutz). He was a beloved Grampy to Rebecca Fitzpatrick (John), Meaghan Whitney (Chris Tetford), Katie Whitney, Peter Whitney, Jennifer DeLong, Nicole Grant, Sam Grant and Ben Grant, and great grandchildren Brynn and Reagan Fitzpatrick. He also leaves behind countless nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family, friends and longtime neighbours. “The George” as he was known to his family was a carpenter by trade and an all around handyman. He was always fixing or renovating something for someone and built many decks in and around Saint John even long after retirement. He enjoyed summers at the Washademoak Lake, waterskiing with the kids or playing horseshoes with the Bourque boys. George also enjoyed travelling - the early years with the family and their trailer to Maine, Quebec and PEI and later with Jeannette across Canada and beyond. Highlights were trips to see family in Switzerland, Turkey, Portugal, Mexico and lastly to New York to see their grandsons perform at Carnegie Hall. George was a lifetime avid bowler, a long time parishioner at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, a founding member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 6595 and was instrumental in starting TV Bingo. Dad loved coaching his boys at hockey and cheering them on at baseball and football. When the younger generation took up bowling and later a variety of sports and music he was a very proud Grampy. The family wishes to thank the staff at Kennebec Manor for all the care and compassion shown to George, as well as, family and friends for their love and support.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John (646-2424) with visitation on Thursday, January 13 from 4 to 8 p.m. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated on Friday, January 14 from the Fundy Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, seating is limited. Please call 506-646-2424 to RSVP for his service. Proof of vaccination and a piece of government ID is required to attend the visitation and funeral service. To view his service, please see the following link https://view.oneroomstreaming.com/authorise.php?k=1641929291159018
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society or to the Alzheimer’s Society.
Alzheimer Society Inc. Saint John
221 Ellerdale St., Saint John NB E2J 2M1
Contact: Mark Harris
Canadian Cancer Society
55 St. Clair Avenue West, Suite 500, Toronto ON M4V 2Y7
Heart & Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick
580 Main Street, Suite B210, Saint John NB E2K 1J5