GRANT – Maurice Percy, 91, of Brooklyn, Queens County, passed away peacefully in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool, on Monday, March 11th, 2013.
Born in Sandy Cove, Queens County, he was a son of the late Percy and Gertrude (Young) Grant.
Maurice was a veteran of the Second World War serving with the West Nova Scotia Regiment, “West Novies”, as a rifleman in Europe and North Africa. Following the war, he was a truck driver for Long’s Transport then went to work with Bowater Mersey Paper Company. He retired as a foreman of the Groundwood department after 40 years. Maurice was an avid hunter, fisherman, woodworker and an all round “jack of all trades”.
He is survived by his wife Marion (Barriman), his daughter Holly Grant (Tom Chambers) of Brooklyn; his sons: David (Sandra) of West Berlin, Leonard (Nancy) and Brian (Candace Rhyno) both of Brooklyn. 8 grandchildren and 4 great- grandchildren. Stepdaughters Tanya Medynski of New Westminster, BC and Tracey Medynski of Halifax. His brother Lawrence (Betty) of Montreal.
He was predeceased by his first wife Marguerite Berriman, sisters Pearl Montley and Elizabeth and brothers Floyd, George “Arnie” and Thomas.
Visitation will be Thursday, March 14th, 2013 from 7 until 9 p.m. and funeral service will be Friday, March 15th, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. both from Chandlers’ Funeral Chapel, Liverpool. Lay Minister Peter Anthony officiating. Burial will be in Seaside Cemetery, Brooklyn. Family flowers only, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
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Grealdine and Harry
Sending our condolences to Marion and the family.our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.May Maurice RIP.
Doug and Tracey Bowers
Brian and Family so very sorry to hear the passing of your dad …..thinking of you all…….at this sad time may time heal your sorrow but always keep the memories alive. He will always be with you to watch and guide you in good times and bad be thankful for all time that you had …….he will missed and forever in our heats……remember he dancing a jig up in heaven .
Curtis &Linda Leslie Maillett
We send our sincere condolences to all of your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Curtis & Linda
Curtis & Linda Leslie Maillett
We offer our sincere condolences to the whole family. Remember the happy times, It does help through difficult times. Sincerely, Curtis & Linda
Murray,Donna and Family
May our thoughts and condolences ease some of the grief the Grant Family are experencing at this trying time. Maurice was a great person to be around and a foreman in which I was very fortunate to work for. He will be missed by all that met him. Rest in Peace.
Sending my love to you all..im sure you have lots of great memories..! Holly..David..lenny and Brian..god bless!
Brian, I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences.
John and Faye ,sending our condolences to you and your family our thoughts are with you all, loved to watch you and Morris dance,so gracefully, so sad for your loss ,take care hugs.
Murray & Myrna Wigglesworth
David & Family – Our sincerest condolences on your recent loss of your Dad. Our thoghts and prayers are with you during these difficult times.
Marion sorry to hear of Maurce passing my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sherri & Dennis Harrington
To Brian and the Family,
So very sorry for your sad loss. I hope you know that we share
your sorrow. The love you have in your heart will keep the memories alive forever.
Hugs to you , take care …
Love Sherri & Denny
Wayne & Audrey Snyder
Such sad news. Sending our condolences. Wayne and Audrey Snyder.
Noweta Nickerson, Ron Zwicker
to Marion and family ….we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your father..sending our heartfelt sympathy , its so hard when a parent is gone….but hold on to all the great memories , which are truly a blessing to have and keep in our hearts. ..thinking of all of you…hugs to you Holly, Brian ,David and Lenny
Richard and Sharon Roy
So sorry to hear about your father Brian and family, we are thinking about you guys, take care.
To the family;
It is with much love that I send you my condolences. Know that your fondest and happiest memories will keep you wrapped in your Dad’s love forever. Take care of each other and continue in love.
Darren Whynot / Lisa Tarr
To all the family we are very sorry for your loss
Barb and Brian Fralic
To Marion and family,
Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
Barb and Brian
Dear Holly,Tommy and family,
Sorry to hear about your dad.Hang in there and take care!
Sylvia & Mike
Kathy, Bernie and Nellie
So sorry to learn of Maurice’s passing. You are in our thoughts. He’ll teach them how to dance in Heaven!
To the Grant Family
Thoughts and prayers are sent your way. Maurice was a wonderful man……..
To Holly and all her family.
Thinking of you all. Sending sincere condolences.
Holly, David, Lennie, Brian and Marion….you are all in my thoughts during this very sad time. Maurice was a great guy and very well liked by everyone, I will always remember him camping at Hibernia listening to Willie Nelson and playing golf with Gerald. He enjoyed life to the fullest. Remember the great times that you had with him and it will help to ease the pain…..
sylvia & billy
dear marion sorry to hear of maurice passing’
think of all the good times’we miss u camping, how i loved to pest
Maurice; R I P; Maurice
To the Grant Family...
I was saddened to hear of Maurice’s passing. May you find comfort and peace in each other and in the loved ones who surround you during this difficult time.
Ira and Brenda Huskins
Sympathy to the family of the late Maurince Grant. RIP Maurice!!
Marion, David, Holly, Lennie and Brian. May you find strength in each other during the difficult time. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.
On behalf of my family and our extended family at school, please accept our deepest condolences.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Fred Scobey / Ruby Scobey
To the Grant Family
Sincere Condolences to the Family for the passing of your Husband and Father. May He RIP.
Fred and Ruby Scobey
Marion,David,Holly,Brian,Lennie & families.
.What memories i have of Maurice when we would sit around the camp fire in Hibernia & he would tell stories.He was a wonderful story teller,enjoyed then so.And to see him dance,well that was a show.Man he could move.Memories,all we have now.RIP Maurice.Say hi to Dad & i hope he beats you in a card game!
Val and John Kempton
For the Grant family – Please accept our sincere condolences on your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Hughina and son, Cameron Grant
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.
Holly and family…Very sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Sincerely, Greg
Brian and Family
Sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time, your memories will help you through it.
Stewart & Rose Mooers (Veinot
To David, Holly, Lenny, Brian & family our deepest sympathy on the passing of your dad.
I grew up in Sandy Cove and knew him well. God bless you all at this sad time.
Janet and George Fletcher
Grant Family: We were sorry to hear about Maurice; Our thoughts and our prayers are with your family.
Debbie Spinney (Boudreau)
David.. Lenny.. Holly.. Brian & Marion ….i am so sorry to hear about Uncle Maurice…i use to have so much fun when i stayed with Maurice and Margurite…ski-dooing watching tv just anything at all and when it would thunder who would drive up to get me if Maurice was working your mom lol now she doesnt have to worry anymore about the thunder and lightening maurice is there with her 🙂 my thoughts and prayers are with u all ….HUGS xoxo Debbie
Philip and Holly Smith
To the Grant Family-
We are very sorry for your loss and will be thinking of you all in the days ahead.
Philip and Holly
I had the pleasure of working with Maurice. He was a fine and capable person. My condolences and sympathy go out to his wife and family.
To the Grant Family …..So sorry to hear of Maurice’s passing. I am sure he left you many great memories to treasure.
With Sincere Sympathy, Bea
Fred and Dot
Dear Marion and family,
Our deepest sympathy on Maurice’s passing God Bless
I would like to offer my sincere condolences to the Grant family on the loss of their father,grandfather,great grandfather and uncle. I have fond memories of Maurice being able to repair or build anything. He had the great ability to see the problem and correct it with ease and confidence. A real man’s man. He will be greatly missed.
Roy & Margaret Wentzell
To the Grant family sorry to hear of your loss
Sheree and Aubrey Chandler and family
To Holly and the Grant Family,
We were very saddened to hear of your dad’s passing. It is obvious that he was a father held in high esteem by his children. What is a greater testament to a man than that? May your memories ease your grief and the care and concern of family and friends comfort you during this difficult time.
Kevin and Cathie Wentzell
At this time we offer our sincerest condolences. May you be comforted by fond memories.
John and Karen Henley
David, Lenny, Holly & Brian, we have fond memories of your Dad, enjoyed many years of playing a good game of cards with him and your Mom at David’s. Our thoughs and prayers are with you all at the difficult time.
Blanche, Charlene & Carl Veinot
Marion, David, Holly, Lenny & Brian,
So sorry to hear of Maurice’s passing. We know that you have great
memories to cherish to help you through this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Take care.
david,lenney,holly,brian&famlies. So sorry to hear of your dads passing.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
To all of Maurice’s family I want to off my sincere condolences during this sad time. I hope he is dancing wherever he is and that he is at peace.
Ted, Wayne and mother Verna Davis
So sorry to hear about your father. Your family was always good neighbors , Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
Geraldine Stevens Williams
My sincere sympathy to the Grant family on the loss of your dear father. May God comfort you and keep you in his care at this sad time.
Sincerely ,Geraldine Williams
To Holly & family: my sincere sympathy to all for the great loss of your father….may your cherished memories get you through this difficult time…..
Condolences to all members of the family . Prayers are with you all in such a difficult time.
To Lenny and all the family my sincere sympathy for the loss of your father .May God be with you all at this sad time.
On behalf of myself and my family I want to offer my sincere sympathy on the loss of your father. To me he was one of the finest gentlemen I had the pleasure to meet.
william J. m
dear marion , sorry to learn of your loss , bless you and the family…
Doug & Pat Lohnes
David, Lenny, Holly, Brian and families;
Our condolences to you and your families . Maurice will be missed by many. He was a well respected man who always enjoyed a dance, a good joke , and a day on the water.
Bob and Vicki Roach
To the Grant family, so sorry to read about your Dad’s passing. Keep all the good memories close to your heart during this difficult time.
Troy Sherry David Connie
David, Lenny, Holly, Brian and families;
So sorry for your loss .. We are thinking of you all at this time of sadness
Troy and Sherry Craig
David and Connie Craig
David and Bonnie Flemming
David and I want to extend heartfelt sympathy to all the family today. Maurice was such a nice man. Take Care
Ken Parnell, Ottawa, ON
It is with great sadness seeing where Maurice has gone to a better place. He was a great man and will be missed by all his family. My sincere condolences.
Lorraine and Robert Quinn
To Holly and family: Please accept our sincere sympathy and condolences for your loss.
Gary and Barb Goulden
We were very sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad,we can see by the pictures he loved hunting and fishing., may God be with you at this difficult time…
Ken & Judi Minard
David, Lenny, Holly,Brian & families:
Sorry for your loss. Your Dad was a fine man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Melena & Eddie Pelly
To Maurice’s Family:
The memories we have of Maurice are many and we were blessed to have counted him as one of our closest and oldest friends. Eddie will miss the hunting and fishing trips as well as the many hours spent at the campfire laughing and having an all around great time.
Word of Maurice’s passing has caused many tears to be shed, but it has also made me smile as I recalled the jokes, the stories and the wonderful moments spent together.
‘Til we meet again! God bless you and keep you safe.
Marion, Holly, David, Lennie and Brian…so sorry to hear of Maurice’s passing…Think af all the good times you had with your husband and father..It seems like yesterday that Maurice was setting up his spot lights in his back yard for a summer night of badminton…playing until 2 o’clock in the morning. Hang onto the good memories they will help you through the bad times.. My thoughts and Paryers are with you this day…and may Gods Blessings Bring You Peace.
Barb & Gary Smith
Holly, David, Lennie & Brian; Marion and family
My thoughts are with you during this time and I know the love you all have for Maurice. He was one of the finest men I have ever known. He carried himself with pride and a high standard of values for life and his fellowman – especially his family. I’m honored to have known him and to have experienced his joy for life. Keep him close in heart and mind – your memories are invaluable. He will be missed by many. Our condolences Barb and Gary Smith.
ross and darlene roy
so sorry for your loss.he was a wonderful man.thinking of all of you at this time…may god be with you all.
Robert Fleming (DUFF)
Thoughts are with you in the passing of Maurice. He was a good man. A man of so many talents and will surely be missed.
Jim, Arlene & Graydon Coombs
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of saddness.
Holly, I am thinking of you and your family…. Such sad news…. I know Rosanne is there to keep an eye on you. We will have to plan our next adventure soon. Miss you, Suz
Susan and Gary Zinck
Marion…so sorry to hear of Maurice’s passing,We had some good visits at the campground and we are thinking of you in your time of sorrow. I will think of Maurice when I rock in the “pine rocking chair” . He is at rest now and take comfort in all your good memories..
Susan and Gary
Sheila & Charlie BASHOW
Sheila & Charlie Bashow says:
Marion & Family:
Our sincere sympathy and condolences & Prayers are with you and your family at his very sad perion of time.
Sheila & Charlie
Karen and Bob Barnes
We are so sorry to read about the passing of your Dad.He was blessed with a long and full life.May God comfort and strengthen you all during this time of sorrow.
Fred and Samantha Murphy
Marion and Family,
We were saddened to hear of Maurice passing.Hold your memories close to your hearts.Thinking of you all at this sad time,take care..
RONNIE AND PAT LAING
YOU ALWAYS TRIED TO SHOW ME HOW TO DANCE AT OUR REUNIONS BUT YOU WERE THE MASTER ON DANCING OUR THOUGHT AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOUR FAMILY
brian and kim mansfield
We are sorry to hear of your loss.. Our thoughts and prayers are with you..
We are so sorry to hear of Maurice’s passing.A true soldier he’s been on this earth.May you find comfort in good memories of a special life shared. My vision of Maurice or “Mr Grant” as I knew him is doing a “jive” better than most–may his feet be tapping now.
Thoughts of each of you at this difficult time
Randi& Ted D
Thank you for serving in the 2WW