OBITUARY

Grant Russell Crans

May 23, 1968October 11, 2020
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Grant (AKA GR or UG) loving son of Charles and Donna, brother of Chuck, Pat, Dan and Nancy, uncle, friend, beloved soulmate to Ardeen and most importantly DAD to his son Logan. He took the greatest pride in everything Logan did but was happiest watching him play hockey.

Logan would like everyone to know that Grant was always there for him when he needed him and did everything he could to make Logan the best he could be and that he couldn’t have asked for a better dad. Grant served 28 years as an electrician with the IBEW Local 105. He was very proud to carry on the Crans tradition at the 105. He also loved travelling.

We’ve all had the last few months to have long talks with Grant as he knew his time was short. We can all hold those words in our memories.

He was looking forward to reuniting with his sister Patricia on the other side so they could build a garden, go fishing, feed the squirrels and get things ready for the rest of us. May the sun shine on your face with the sand between your toes.

Cremation has taken place. A visitation to celebrate Grant's life will take place at CRESMOUNT FUNERAL HOME, 322 Fennell Ave. E., on Saturday, October 17th from 6-9 p.m.

To quote the lyrics from one of Grant’s favourite songs, The Highwayman:

“And when I reach the other side I’ll find a place to rest my spirit if I can Perhaps I may become a Highwayman again Or I may be a single drop of rain But I will remain And I’ll be back again, and again and again and again and again”

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, October 17, 2020

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  • Celebration of Life Gathering

    Saturday, October 17, 2020

Memories

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Dorothy Heuck

October 17, 2020

I am deeply saddened to hear the news of Grant's illness and passing. Grant and I were good friends in high school and I was fortunate that our paths had crossed many years later. Grant always had advice to give, a shoulder to cry on and was able to give a good nudge when needed. I am going to miss his good will, his kind heart, his smile, his chuckle and his way of always having a good story to tell.
My heart goes out to Logan, who meant the world to Grant. He was so proud of you! My thoughts and prayers go out to Ardeen. I am so happy Grant found his soulmate. He loves you so much!
To all the family and friends that loved Grant, I know how they feel and my deepest sympathy goes out to them. Grant was one of the good ones and he will be greatly missed.
Dorothy

Randy E

October 17, 2020

It was with great sadness that I learned of Grant's illness and passing. I have many cherished memories of conversations with him at the Crans family picnic, Christmas parties, and other family events. Although it has been a while since I've been able to come to these events, his absence will be felt whenever I can make it again. My heart is with your family in these difficult times. (Cousin) Randy.

Dan & Vicki Sikora (Broadribb)

October 16, 2020

We were deeply saddened to learn of Grant’s passing. I went to Hill Park with Nancy & my husband worked closely on a job with Grant when he was an apprentice. Afterwards Grant took the time & wrote a beautiful tribute article about his experience working with my husband published in the Mohawk College paper. This was so unexpected & touching & something we will never forget.
Our deepest sympathy to the family,
Dan and Vicki Sikora (Broadribb)

Cameron & Melissa Rumpel

October 15, 2020

Ardeen & Logan,
We are so very sad to hear of Grant’s passing. He fought a long, tough fight but God felt it was time for him to rest.
Grant filled the role of “brother-in-law” quite wonderfully and was a welcome member to our family gatherings. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both and all of the extended Crans family.
Melissa, Cameron , Chris & Mitchell Rumpel

Giselle Robertson (Byers)

October 14, 2020

My condolences to the family. Grant was a great guy. Never a bad word. I knew him through high school and can’t remember anything but good things. Rest in peace my friend.

Joanne Lauricella ( Hoadley)

October 14, 2020

Grant, I still remember being a star in the Mountain News. You, Julie and I roller skating with the old outdoor roller skates that you had to use a key to tighten them. They took pictures of us roller skating then had us pose on the ground like we all had fallen. You were way to young to have had this battle with Cancer and even worse to have lost this battle with this horrible disease. You will be so missed by all your family and friends.

Sherri Vester

October 14, 2020

Dear Donna, Chuck and family,
Sending thoughts and prayers to you all on Grant’s passing.
With sympathy,
Sherri Vester

Bev&Larry Baverstock

October 14, 2020

So sorry for your loss may God be with you in this difficult time.Bev& Larry Baverstock

Dan Crans

October 13, 2020

Grant I remember the hikes, camping trips, car races, and the home projects.
I will miss the talks about, football, hockey, music, family and life.
Brother I cherish these memories rest in peace.
Dan

Jay Judkowitz

October 13, 2020

When we moved from California to Kitchener and didn't know anyone, Grant was the person who was most welcoming and warm to us of all the new people we met. He made a difference for us and made the transition to a new country easier. He was also so supportive of us and our son as we tried to learn the new system which was very different from the one in California. We will be forever grateful for his warmth, kindness, and support. We will miss him. Best to Ardeen, Logan, and everyone else that loved him.

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