85, of Milton, Queens County, passed away peacefully in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool on Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Milton, he was a son of the late Evelyn Grant and stepson of the late John Hatt.
William was a veteran of World War Two serving with the Merchant Marine. He also sailed with Mersey Paper Company aboard gypsum boats out of Hantsport. He worked for Mersey Seafoods for a time, as well as C. W. MacLeod’s as a labourer. William enjoyed his sailing time along with cooking, He especially enjoyed spending time with his family. He also held a special place in his heart for his pets and was an avid amateur radio operator. He was a member of Mersey Branch #38, Royal Canadian Legion, Liverpool.
He is survived by his daughters Doris Grant (Donald Keddy) of New Ross; Margaret (Roger) Leslie of Mill Village; Carolyn Tufts of Annapolis, Susan Whynot of Bridgewater. His sons: James (Tanya) at home and Wayne (Kim) of Brunei, Central Asia. 19 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife Ruth (Schrader), grandson Brian Roberts and son-in-law St. Clair Tufts.
Visitation will be Thursday, July 7th, 2011 from 7 until 9 p.m. with a legion service at 7:00 p.m. and funeral service will be Friday, July 8th, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. all in Chandlers’ Funeral Chapel, Liverpool. Chaplain Donald Lawton officiating. Burial will be at a later date. Family flowers only, donations may be made to Mersey Branch #38, Royal Canadian Legion, Liverpool.
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Tanya & family,My condolences on the passing of your father-in-law,Bill.He was such a nice guy and after reading his obitutuary it seems he lived such an interesting life.I’m sure he’ll be missed. Lynn Rafuse
Darren Whynot / Lisa Tarr
Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family R.I.P William
James & Tanya
My deepest sympathy on the passing of your Dad.
Corina & Willis Huphman
Grant Family: Words cannot express the loss you are feeling right now, but with Pa’s memories and the love and support of your family/friends it will ease your burden…Pa was one of a kind and I will miss his smile as he was coming down the stairs and he would say well there’s my honey…and he always enjoyed the visits from Tasha & Brittney as he thought of them as his granddaughters…visits to the house will not be the same…may you keep his memory alive and and cherrish those memories…Pa is FLYING HIGH WITH THE ANGELS (and Ruth) FREE FROM PAIN…RIP Pa you will truely be miss by all….Willis & Corina XoXoXo
Here is a poem I found and I hope it will bring you all some comfort…
You can shed tears that I am gone
Or you can smile because I lived.
You can close your eye and pray that I’ll come back
Or you can open your eyes and see all that I have left.
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see me
Or you can be full of Love that we shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember me only that I am gone,
Or you can cherrish my memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back,
Or you can do what I’d want…SMILE, OPEN YOUR EYES…LOVE AND GO ON!!!
Thinking of you all a this time of sadness. I had only the opportunity to spend a few visits with your Dad when Carolyn would take me along for a drive. He was a very sweet and friendly man and made me feel at home whenever I visited. I am sure he will be missed greatly by his family and friends. My prayers and thoughts are with you in this sad time.
Garnet and Eleanor Cluett
Our deepest sympathy to the family on Williams passing.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Donna & Donald Huphman
To the Grant family ,We was very sorry to hear of Bills passing our prayers and thoughts are with you all at this very sad time ..R.I.P. Bill .
Sorry to hear about your dad. Our Prayers goes out to you all at this time .May God Bless you.
Pam, Wayne and Paige Mansfield
Our deepest sympathy to the family on Bill`s passing.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss.
Remember all the good times and happy memories you built with Bill over the years and take peace in the thought he had a long and wonderful life and is now at rest and back home with his Ruth.
To Aunt Carolyn and extended family, I am sorry to hear of your loss. Our Prayers are with you all at this sad time.
To James, Tanya and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
james and tanya
so sorry for your loss my prayers and thoughts are with you both and the family i know its a sad time for you all and i know what your going through be strong and lots of love to you both god bless you and your family
George, Anna, Mary Roberts
To James and Tanya & Families, Sorry about your loss..Hang in there its a hard time, we’re going through it too. Thinking of you at this time of your loss. If you need anything just call. Love George Anna & Mary.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all in your time of sorrow.
To James and Tanya,Brandon,and Abbi and familys
So sorry for your loss not much i can say at this time
My prayers are with you guys at this hard time
Love you Aunt june
St. Clair & Janet Whynot
Tanya, James & Family: we are so sorry for your loss and our thoughts are with you all at this very sad time…Pa was a great friend to our family and we are going to miss him…we had a lot of good times together…he is in a better place now FREE from pain walking the streets of gold in heaven with Ruth on one side and Butch on the other…he will be your guradian angel watching over your family until you meet again…Love Mom & Dad Whynot
Bernadette,Danny & Nick Manthorne
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.Bill was our neighbour for 20 years,and he will be missed,but never forgotten.May he R.I.P. with his loving wife by his side. Hugs.
Bobby and Karen Barnes
Dear Grant Family,
We are so sorry to read that your Dad passed away.Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.May God bless and comfort you in the days ahead.
Kathy & Wade MacLeod
Dear Grant Family,
My deepest sympathy on the passing of your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Kathy & Wade MacLeod!