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Inverness Funeral Home

45 MacIsaac Street, Inverness, NS

OBITUARY

Gerald Gregory Grant

August 12, 1934October 21, 2019

Gerald Gregory Grant , Age 85, passed away on Monday, October 21, 2019 in Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney after many years of a courageous and dignified battle with cancer. Born in Inverness he was a son of the late Alice Donahue and Allan Grant. He was a graduate of Holy Family School, Inverness, St Francis Xavier University, Antigonish; and the Nova Scotia Technical University, (Dalhousie University), Halifax. In 1995, he retired from his career as Vice Principal of The Nova Scotia Institute of Technology where he enjoyed the reputation of a highly respected teacher, educator and administrator. With a committed interest in horse racing, Gerald was a very active member of the Inverness harness racing community and participant in the rebuilding and success of the Inverness Raceway. He also served for many years on the board of The Nova Scotia Racing Commission. Besides his parents, Gerald was predeceased by his sisters, Teresa Grant and Elaine Grant. He is survived by his brother, Dr. Cyril Grant, (Bernice), Antigonish; sister, Dr. Mary Grant, Halifax; sister, Anne Flinn, (late Bill), Halifax; nephews, Bruce Flinn, (Teresa), Scott Flinn, (Karen), and niece, Carla Grant. He had cherished relationships with Denise and Elena Corra. He also had many special friends throughout the province including the Deganis family. From childhood to the present Gerald was a member and supporter of Stella Maris Church, Inverness where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, November 2nd, at 11am., with visitation from 10- 10:45 a.m. Burial to follow in the family plot in the parish cemetery. A reception will follow at the Inverness Fire Hall on Central Avenue. Family flowers only. Donations in Gerald's name made be made to a charity of one's choice. The family are deeply appreciative of the community of Inverness which extended exceptional support to Gerald and particularly thank members of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney and the Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Teresa Grant, Sister (deceased)
  • Alice Donahue, Mother (deceased)
  • Allan Grant, Father (deceased)
  • Elaine Grant, Sister (deceased)
  • Dr. Cyril (Bernice) Grant, Brother
  • Dr. Mary Grant, Sister
  • Anne (the late Bill) Flinn, Sister
  • Besides his parents, Gerald is also survived by nephews, Bruce Flinn, (Teresa), Scott Flinn, (Karen), and niece, Carla Grant. He had cherished relationships with Denise and Elena Corra. He also had many special friends throughout the province including the Deganis family.
  • DONATIONS

  • Family flowers only.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, November 2, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, November 2, 2019

Memories

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Avril Vollenhoven

November 14, 2019

Denise and Elena,

Sending lots of love to both of you during this very difficult time. My sincerest condolences on your loss.

Avril

Mary Murchland ( Kennedy)

November 1, 2019

The Kennedy family knew all the Grant family of Inverness very well especially Gerald Mary Elaine and Theresa
Thank you
Mary Joan(Kennedy) Murchland

Kaye (Mac Donell) Kennedy

November 1, 2019

To the Grant Family

My sincere condolences to Gearld's family & loved ones. I was very saddened to hear of Gearld's passing, he was a beautiful person , his standards were steadfastly high, he had a wonderful sense of humor, with many stories to relate. Gearld was a friend to many.
At this most difficult time may you be comforted by family , friends & the beautiful memories of your loved one.
God Bless & Rest in Peace Gearld

Shirley Macdonald

November 1, 2019

Dear Mary,
I want to express my sincere sympathy to you and Anne and all your family on the death of your dear brother. I never met Gerald in person, but I felt I knew him because of the many, many conversations I had with you over the past twenty years when you told me of the joys, the sorrows, and the everyday pleasures you shared with him. Perhaps most of all I was moved by the love and devotion you expressed in helping him to deal with his cruel affliction.

May the memories of your brother and your strong Christian faith bring solace in this time of great sadness.

With love,
Shirley Macdonald

Dina Deganis-Knocton

October 31, 2019

Our hearts are saddened to hear of the loss of Gerald. We cherish all of the wonderful memories we had with him. Please accept our warmest condolences. May God comfort you all during this time of sorrow.
Lots of Love, Dina & Winston Knocton xoxo

brian maclean

October 30, 2019

so very sad to hear the passing of Gerald ,many the chat we had at the shore in the evenings when he would come down with his red truck,brian getting any rabbits or any mackeral on the go,allways with a kind word,yes you will be missed ………….

Joe Driscoll

October 28, 2019

Deepest sympathy to the family of Gerald. He and I were long time colleagues at the Nova Scotia Institute of Technology where he was a valued Staff Member. Sorry that I am out of the Province and cannot be present in person to pay my respects. God Bless and Rest In Peace.

Joe Driscoll

Bill Bailly

October 28, 2019

Gerald and I worked at Canadian Gypsum Windsor N.s.--we were both single and it was our first jobs following graduation in the fifties-- we enjoyed sports and especially Horses-- he had a photographic memory and could recite every detail you might blindly ask him about from his hard covered "horse books" He was a great friend , a good person, and an all round "good guy"

Darlene MacIsaac

October 27, 2019

We’ve known Gerald since our children were little and we would visit during our summer vacations. Two years ago we were lucky to be able to build a house near him and call him neighbour. We shared garden notes as he taught me his special secrets of growing his tomatoes. Gerald loved his garden sharing his produce with us which were transformed into desserts he loved. We will truly miss having this wonderfully kind and gentle man in our lives. Our condolences to his family. RIP Gerald.

Cathy Mac Dougall

October 26, 2019

Sympathy to Gerald’s family!! I was lucky enough to be his neighbour for a number of years....he was such a kind gentleman!! I will miss sending down Christmas dinner to him every Xmas eve!! RIP
Hughie,Cathy,Graham,Cody
MacDougall

FROM THE FAMILY