RONALD NEIL GRANT
APRIL 2, 1937 - JULY 7, 2020
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ron, peacefully at home on July 7, 2020.
Ron is survived by his loving wife Carolyn; children Kelly (Roger) Mailhot, Rob (Carol) Grant, Judy (Garth) Recksiedler, Chris (Barbara) Grant, Ryan Maher, and Shannon (Darrell) White; grandchildren Kent (Sarah) Russell, Ryan Turner, Mark (Mary) Turner, Kayla (Jason) Klos, Lindsay (Sean) Morgan, Haleigh (Mike) Perdonic, Rebecca Grant, Jillian Recksiedler, Emily and Jake Grant, Mackenzie and Sadie Maher and Kayden Sutherland, Raelyn, Griffin, and Kinsley White; great-grandchildren Zane Ternary, Hannah and Emma Turner, Mason Turner, Benjamin, Zachary, Scarlett Klos, Lucas & Eva Morgan, and Vivian Perdonic; siblings Shirley Hardy, Todd Grant, Bob (Cheryl) Grant of Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan, Terry (Irene) Grant of Airdrie, Alberta. Ron also leaves to mourn, many nieces, nephews, and close friends.
Ron was born, in the small town of Preeceville, Saskatchewan, to Alex and Barbara Grant. He was the oldest of five children. Ron left Saskatchewan to join the Royal Canadian Air force at the age of 17 and traveled to many places, which included Germany, Italy, and Yemen to name just a few. His niece fondly remembers a picture he sent home, of himself, riding a camel.
After 20 years of service, with stops in several provinces, he settled in Winnipeg, retired, and tried on a few different job-hats before signing back up with the military. He then enjoyed another ten years as a supply tech with Cadet Support Unit Prairie. He loved spending the summers at the Cadet camp in Qu'appelle, Saskatchewan. Ron met many people throughout his lifetime and enjoyed lasting relationships with friends from all over the country.
Ron not only enjoyed his career with the military, but as a young man he joined several clubs and participated on many teams, such as baseball, curling, darts, and pool; he was even a lifeguard at his first posting. In 2002 when he finally hung up his beret for the last time, he spent his retirement doing the things he loved the most. Vacationing with his wife of 30 years, Carolyn, cooking, wine making, repairing things (there was nothing he couldn’t fix) and of course spending time with his family and friends.
Thanks for the years you gave us,
And for the times we've shared.
We only pray when you left us
you knew how much we cared.
A special thanks to the ladies at Golden West Centennial Lodge day program, as well as, the nurses and staff of the WRHA Palliative Care program.
In lieu of flowers, the family would sincerely appreciate any charitable contributions, made in memory of Ron, to a charity of choice.
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