October 25, 1952 – July 30, 2010
George Walton Grant was born in Winnipeg on October 25th, 1952 and died suddenly and unexpectedly at home on July 30th, 2010. He was one of four children born to Murray and Beatrice Grant.
George loved growing up in Winnipeg but chose to leave after graduating from the University of Manitoba to explore new opportunities in Calgary. It was shortly after he arrived there that he met his future wife Audrey. They married on June 30th, 1979 and had three amazing children that were the lights of George’s life. He was extremely proud of them. George was an avid golfer with a single digit handicap that he worked hard at maintaining. He was a long time member at Elbow Springs Golf Club and was thrilled to hold the title of Senior Men’s Champion for the 2008 season. He was an excellent sketcher and was just beginning to expand his talents by taking some painting classes. He was a big fan of the CFL and although the Stamps were his team, he still had a soft spot in his heart for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. George loved to travel and was very happy to see all of his kids spread their wings and span the globe this summer. George generously donated his time to good causes. He often canvassed for The Lung Association, The Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Alzheimer’s Association and he sat on the board of Simon House, a men’s drug and alcohol recovery centre. George had a long and successful career as a Financial Adviser with CIBC Wood Gundy. He had a large number of faithful clients and formed long and lasting friendships with many of them. George will be missed by many people, especially his wife Audrey and their children Ryan, Adam and Taryn. He leaves behind his siblings Carole Small, Jim (Merle) Grant, Joyce McLean, his in-laws Irene Wahl, Bill Wahl, Jim (Heather) Wahl, Laurie Perulett, Patti Wahl, Tom (Anne Marie) Wahl, Joan (Darryl) Chambers, Jane (Chris) Ellingson and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Friday, August 6, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of George Grant, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences