1927 Aug 21 – 2015 Nov 29
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Gerald Albert Grant. Gerald (Jerry) passed away quietly and peacefully on Sunday, November 29, 2015 at the age of 88.
Jerry was predeceased by his parents Albert Franklin Grant and Gertrude (Bromley) Grant. He leaves behind; his loving wife of 65 years Jean Elizabeth (Taber) Grant, four children; Doug, Randy, Rodney and Deborah, their spouses; Sharlene, Lorraine, and Gary, and ten grand-children; Keeton, Jordanne, Rachel, Paul, Brittany, Spencer, Bryson, Alexis, Talynn, Kadeem, and two great grand-children; Carder and Cameron.
Jerry was born in Victoria on 1927 August 21st. He attended Qualicum Boy’s School, Courtenay High, and later UBC. He spent almost forty years working in the logging industry; from truck driver for Grant Brothers Logging, and Comox Logging and Railway to Divisional Manager for Crown Zellerbach in the USA with stopovers in Vancouver and Kitimat. Jerry was involved with the Comox Volunteer Fire Department, Kitimat Hospital Board, Rotary Club and the Kye Bay Improvement District. Upon retirement from the USA, Jean and Jerry returned to the Comox Valley and lived at Kye Bay for almost thirty years. During these years Jean and Jerry spent most winters in Arizona and California where the winter golfing was slightly drier than here in Comox. He was also active in his church, Saint Peter’s Anglican in Comox.
Jerry spent his last years at the Casa Loma Senior’s Village. Our family would like to extend our heart-felt gratitude to the staff at Casa Loma for their tender care and support that they extended to Jerry throughout his stay with them.
Jerry will be missed by his family and friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held early in the spring.