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VOURI – Frederick “Grant”

June 30, 1930 – October 6, 2010

Calgary lost a native son when Grant Vouri passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 6, 2010, at the age of 80. He was predeceased by Leslie Jean, his wife of forty years, and his brother Maurice (aka “Buddy”). Grant is survived by his daughter Dawna Michaud (Chris Freeborn); his sons, Cameron (Julie) and Kurtis (Janice); four grandchildren, Owen, Garrett, Carter, and Madeline; and his brother Glen.

After graduating from Crescent Heights High School in Calgary and experiencing life and jobs that took him to places as far away as California, Grant began a career in the oil & gas industry with Union Oil of Canada that extended over thirty years. Returning to Calgary from an assignment in the Peace River country, Grant met and married Leslie and raised his family.

Grant’s passions were his family, his community and music. Grant was not only a resident of the Brentwood Community for nearly fifty years, he also made significant contributions to minor sports in Calgary. Grant coached and managed hockey teams over many years and worked tirelessly on the development, fundraising and construction of the Brentwood Sportsplex. He also relished the opportunity to contribute his wit and piano playing to any social event.

Sincere thanks from the family to the staff at Cedars Villa Extendicare for their caring and compassion over the past many months.

A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 3:30 p.m.  Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.  In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial tributes in Grant’s honour to be made directly to The KidSport Society of Alberta, Box 36107, Lakeview RPO, Calgary, AB T3E 7C6 Telephone: 1-(888) 91-4kids or (403) 217-3761, www.kidsport.ab.ca.

In living memory of Grant Vouri, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Donna Matear (Huculak) :

    To the family of Grant Vouri, Sorry to hear of your loss. Grant was a very special person and devoted countless hours coaching Randy in Hockey in Brentwood. Randy passed away SEPT 29, 2010 and would have wanted us to send our prayers and thoughts your way at this difficult time. Our thoughts are with you at this time. Donna Matear, Cathy, Walter Huculak

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  2. Alan & Nonie White :

    May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead. Take care Alan & Nonie

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  3. Cam, I read that your father passed and I would like to express my sincere sympathy to you and your family.

    Donna Ulrich

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  4. Michael Knott :

    Kurt and family,
    I am truly sorry to hear of this loss. I have a lot of very fond memories of Grant through our hockey escapades. He was always supportive and, I feel, much more than a coach of hockey – he was coach in life and I, like many others I suspect, benefited from his guidance and care.
    Michael

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  5. Alex and Tykie Forbes :

    Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your father Grant Vouri.

    We have been friends for over 40 years and have some great memories and will never forget both your Dad and Mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Sincerely,

    Alex and Tykie Forbes

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  6. Marlene and Gary Knott :

    Our family will always remember Grant as a very kind and enthusiastic supporter of every member of the Brentwood hockey teams he assisted with – both on and off the ice. He was always telling the boys how well they were doing. His legacy continues in the lives of these now grown men. Our sincere condolences to Dawna, Cameron and Kurtis.

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  7. April and Matt Leach :

    Dawna and Family
    I am so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you at this time.
    May your hearts remember all the wonderful joy you had together.
    God Bless

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  8. Jeanette McClelland :

    Dear Dawna, Cam,and Kurtis and families
    My Sincerest Sympathies in the passing of your Father . Your Mom and Dad were both dear friends for many years. I could tell he was failing when I visited about a month ago. I remember he was so very happy for the visit and said I had saved his life that day. Good Friends -“Never to be forgotten “. Love Jeanette

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  9. Marija Petricevic- Bosnjak :

    To the family of Grant,

    No words can truly say how very sorry I feel, because
    I have a lot of very fond memories of Grant and Leslie.

    With kindest thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy,

    Marija Petricevic-Bosnjak

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  10. Gareth Beverley :

    I first meet Grant in 1978 at Union Oil, Grant always had time, patience and kinds words for all he came in contact with. I have thought about him often over the years and will continue to do so with very fond memories.

    My heart felt sorrow to Cam and the rest of the Vouri family.

    Gareth

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  11. Twig & Rick Roberts :

    Owen, Julie & Cam,

    Our condolences to you & your family on the loss of your father.

    Twig & Rick Roberts

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  12. Pam and Peter Gancer :

    With Deepest Sympathy Kurt, Cam and Dawna
    Peter and I are sorry we’re unable to be with you today. Our thoughts are with all of you and your families . We feel honoured to have known Grant and to have shared some wonderful family dinners and events not to mention stories with all of you.

    Pam and Peter Gancer and Family.,

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  13. Jeanette McClelland :

    On behalf of
    Shirley Almond -extending her deepest symmpathies to the family , as she is unable to attend the memorial services today for your Dad, Grant Vouri .
    She was a long time friend of your Mom and Dad’s, and remembers the good times had by them all.
    Much Caring and Prayers

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  14. Corey and Carol Zahn :

    Cam/Kurt – we are sorry to hear about your Dad. We send our sympathies to you and your families.

    Take care guys

    PS – Sorry I couldn’t make the memorial service. We will be making a donation to the kidssports society as your dad wished.

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