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GRANT, Eleanor Jean

January 7, 1940 – Coleman, AB
November 13, 2013 – Calgary, AB

Eleanor Grant passed away peacefully on November 13, 2013 at the age of 73 from complications due to a chronic lung disease.

She is survived by her loving husband of fifty-two years Donald Alexander “Sandy” Grant; her son Scott and daughter-in-law Gillian Grant and their children Anja, Isaac and Eden; and daughter Lisa Ann Grant and her son Colby Campbell. Other family left behind are her sister Helen (Cameron) Smith; brother Thomas (Penny) Richards; and nephews Dean (Billie) and Blair (Rhonda) Smith, Tom (Michelle) and Corey Richards. Eleanor was predeceased by her parents, Isobel and Lorenzo “Sonny” Richards.

Eleanor taught English at several Calgary high schools and the Toronto French School until her own children were born. She loved dogs, reading, gardening, and visiting with her many friends. She touched many people and will be greatly missed. Her family and friends take comfort knowing that her love and spirit will live on forever.
Family would like to sincerely thank all the medical staff of Unit 83 of the Rocky View Hospital who took great care of Eleanor for over six long weeks.

At Eleanor’s request, there will be no funeral. A family service will be held at a later date.

She did have a long-abiding concern for abused animals – especially dogs – so in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Calgary Humane Society, by mail to 4455 110 Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta, T2C 2T7; by calling 403-205-4455; or by going online at

In living memory of Eleanor Grant, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Fern Sutherland :

    Saddened to learn of Eleanor’s passing . We can all learn from her sense of humour and determination . I feel privileged to have known Eleanor.
    Sandy , Lisa and Scott . You will miss her so much. May memories of your happy days lessen some of your pain .
    Sincere sympathy and love to all of you. Fern

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  2. Tara Webb (née Cybulsky) :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. So sorry for your loss. She was a gem of a lady.

    Tara, Loy, Justin, and Sam

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  3. Lisa Vibert nee Grant :

    I miss you Mommy, my best friend forever! You taught me more than you will ever know! Xoxo

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