OBITUARY

Grant Hubert Cummins

August 24, 1926January 10, 2020

Grant passed away peacefully at Dulcina Hospice in Calgary, Alberta on January 10, 2020 at the age of 93. The youngest of four boys, he was born August 24, 1926 on his parents’ farm in Mayton, Alberta and grew up in an active and loving family. He attended school at May City, Wimborne, and Olds, then continued his education at the University of Alberta, 1945-46, landing him in a brief career as a teacher near Oyen, then Brooks, and finally in Calgary where he ended his teaching career in 1950. He met the love of his life, Agnes Owen, in 1951 and they were married on December 29, 1952 in Vancouver. Grant explored several career options including insurance, geophysical work and accounting in the construction industry before landing his dream job with Mobil Oil Canada in 1956, where he worked proudly for thirty years. As his career progressed, Mobil relocated the family from Calgary to Regina, back to Calgary then to Edmonton and finally back to Calgary in 1966.

His home was always full of love, and the sounds of music and laughter. After Grant’s retirement in 1986, he and Aggie travelled extensively, touching every continent except Antarctica. When at home they were busy with more local travel, spending time at Fairmont and Invermere, golfing and keeping busy with family and friends. Many happy memories of family time were built when they purchased their property at Pine Lake, where he enjoyed fishing, maintaining the property and many campfire. Grant was actively involved in the Pine Lake Restoration Society and the Plus 40 Group for many years.

Grant is survived by his children Terri Hammond, Dave (Lorna), Cathy (Bruce Michie), and Bill (Silvana). Thirteen grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews also mourn his loss. He was predeceased by his loving wife Aggie, his grand-daughter Lora Michie and son-in-law Bill Hammond.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Foster’s Garden Chapel, 3220 – 4 Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta (across from Queen’s Park Cemetery) on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 2:00 pm with a viewing prior to service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mustard Seed or to Dulcina Hospice.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Saturday, January 18, 2020

Memories

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Brad Cummins

January 18, 2020

Grandpa you were the best grandpa a guy could ask for. I loved so much talking to you cause you would listen so well, Offer advice or even just hear me out on what I wanted to “get out”. I will always think of you while I’m golfing, fishing, at pine lake, campfires, eating corn on the cob, on the Harley. You were the most patient man and you always showed your love towards grandma. Your light you gave me will shine strong forever. Love you so much ❤️

Dave & Tracey Kinsella

January 18, 2020

We were honored that Grant was able to join us for the Kinsella/Clifford family Centennial in July, he really enjoyed himself and we loved hearing his stories from his time here at the farm when he was a youngster. Please accept our sincere condolences.

Sandy Gordon

January 18, 2020

Grant was a very old friend of my father, Heath Gordon. He stood up at my parents wedding in 1949. Mom is unable to make the funeral today and wanted to be remembered to all the Cumming’s children. Grant and Aggie were part of a larger group of friends who shared teaching as their original vocation. We grew up as children meeting with this extended ‘family’ over many years. Grant will be sorely missed by those he left behind. Our condolences and prayers.
Sandy& Marty

Diana and Denis Villeneuve

January 18, 2020

Our sincere condolences to the entire Cummins family. My father (Bill Ede) and Grant were close friends from the time they met in 1945. We were lucky enough to see both Grant and Aggie regularly throughout our childhood and at special family occasions since. He shared some wonderful memories of their adventures at my dad’s 90th birthday party a few years ago. He was a lovely person and I know how much he will be missed. Thinking of your family today. Diana, Denis and family.

Brian Cummins

January 18, 2020

To my dear cousins. Uncle Grant was a very special man. He always took the time to have a”real” conversation with us whenever we saw him. He was interested in our lives & always inquired about our kids & grandkids. Uncle Grant was interested in our travels and what we enjoyed & he & Auntie Aggie talked many times about their travels with Bessie & Cliff. There were awesome memories of cousin summer holiday joint trips we made as kids, but also stories of our parent’s adventure vacations during their retirement years. Uncle was a terrific listener, and a very much loved man .Our thoughts go to the family.💗

Cathie Campbell

January 17, 2020

Harris and I always enjoyed our times spent with Grant and Aggie, both in Calgary and in Burnaby when they would come over for a visit.They were so interesting to talk to and always had some fun stories to share. We have missed Aggie over the last few visits but feel we were fortunate to have spent some more time with Grant during our last visit to Calgary. He was a special man and he will not be forgotten by those who knew him.They were always so hospitable to us and we loved them dearly.

Colleen Kinsella Beatty

January 17, 2020

Dear Terri, Cathy, Dave, Bill and Cummins Families,

Our deepest sympathy to each of you and your families for the loss of Grant. We were so glad to have spent some time with your Dad at the 100th Anniversary Kinsella Homestead celebration last summer. He and his first cousins & families had a good time remembering their younger years and happy times together at the Kinsella, Cummins, Ortwein and Larson gatherings (all descendants of the Clifford sisters). Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Love from the Kinsella Families.

Brenda Sledzinski

January 15, 2020

I never knew Grant, but I know the Michies & I want to extend my sincerest sympathy to all his family and friends. I didn’t realize Grant worked for Mobile, so did my father for over 30 years. I’ll bet they knew each other. May everyone find find peace and comfort in knowing how many of us are sending thoughts and prayers.

Brenda

Caroline Hassel

January 15, 2020

Many condolences to you all - always loved seeing Grant at your family gatherings - always smiling and with a kind word.

He will be missed

Lots of Love
The Hassels

Tom & Dianne Wickerson

January 15, 2020

We know what a loss you have encountered with the death of a father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. We live with the memories of a life well lived and well loved. Sorry for your loss.
Tom and Dianne

FROM THE FAMILY