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MCKAY, George “Grant”

Posted By Obits On June 19, 2018 @ 2:44 PM In Crowfoot Chapel Obituaries,Obituary | 4 Comments

May 26, 1928 – Calgary, Alberta
June 14, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with deep sorrow that we say goodbye to Grant McKay a father, grandfather and friend on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at the age of 90 years.

Born in Calgary to Harry and Elizabeth McKay, Grant embodied the definition of a real man strong, honest, heroic and forthright with an undeniable optimism and joy of life. He loved the great outdoors, fishing and hunting, and his idea of paradise was getting out into the mountains with his wife, Adrienne, in the camper (which she packed with enough stuff to deal with any contingency short of a global war) and a dog to throw a stick for. He imbued in us a strong work ethic and to give your best. He also taught us the value of simple pleasures, helping your neighbor, fixing stuff and that you don’t have to have a lot of money to be rich. At nineteen Grant starting his own business with a seismic drilling truck and went on to work as the operator of Britannia Auto Service for thirty-five years before retirement and travel.

Grant is survived by sons Tom (Jennifer), Keith (Sherry); granddaughters Christina (Renato), Taryn and Devan; his sisters Norma Kincaid and Lorna (Barry) Parsons; Grant will also be fondly remembered by nephews, nieces, extended family and friends.

Grant was predeceased by his wife of sixty-four years Adrienne (nee Mitchell), and his daughter-in-law Cheryl McKay (nee. Cornett-Ching)

Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family would like to give a special thanks you the staff at the Rockyview Hospital Units 57 and 56 and the Carewest Sarcee Hospice for their compassionate care.

In living memory of Grant McKay, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. CALGARY, AB, T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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Condolence from Marilyn Malley on June 22nd, 2018 6:07 PM

My parents, Kay and Julian Nowak were friends with your parents and my mom wanted to send her condolences to you all. She had been unable to reach him on the phone lately. I met your mom and dad several times. Our thoughts are with you. Marilyn Malley

Condolence from Elaine Morrow on June 23rd, 2018 11:12 AM

Tom, Taryn, and Devan;
Very sorry to hear about Grant’s passing. Sending sincere condolences and sympathy to you and the rest of your family. Sincerely, Bill and Elaine

Condolence from Mary Lou Lee on June 25th, 2018 7:49 AM

So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing, Keith. He certainly sounds like a wonderful man who was loved beyond measure. Our thoughts are with you, Sherry, Christina, Tom and the entire family.
In friendship and love, Mary Lou & Scott

Condolence from Maureen & Paul Carles on June 25th, 2018 8:04 AM

Extending sympathy to Keith, Sherry, Christina and Renato. May you find comfort in knowing we share your sorrow. Hugs!

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