Dr. Ian M. Grant

June 2, 1921November 26, 2012

With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Dr. Ian Murray Grant on November 26, 2012 at Peace Arch Hospital at the age of 91. Ian is survived by his devoted wife and best friend of 48 years, Gail (nee Oswald), beloved sons, Bruce (Martha), Glen (Michelle), Eric (Kathryn), grand twins Justin and Kailey, brother Nigel (Mary), nieces, nephews, cousins and many great friends worldwide. Predeceased by his sister Shirley in Huddersfield, England. Born in Dundee, Scotland, Ian graduated as a Medical Doctor of Surgery from St. Andrew’s University in 1944 and served with the Royal Army Medical Corps from 1945 to 1959, serving in India, Malaysia, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. Upon leaving the services, he moved to Winnipeg to set up a general surgical practice named ‘The Graham Medical Group’. It was there that he met Gail and where his three sons were born. In 1979, he and his family relocated to Tsawwassen, BC where he became the Medical Administrator at Vancouver General Hospital until his retirement in 1986. As an active member of many organizations, such as the Winnipeg St. Andrew’s Society and the South Surrey Garden Club, his passing will be felt by many. We would like to express immense appreciation for the excellent medical care given to Ian by the physicians of Fraser Health Authority and the compassionate care given by the nursing staff at Peace Arch Hospital. The family invite friends to join in a Celebration of Life at the Pacific Inn Resort, 1160 King George Blvd. Surrey, BC on Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 1:00 pm. If so desired, memorial contributions to the Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary Society, 15521 Russell Ave. White Rock, BC. V4B 2R4 or Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, 2125 West 7th Ave. Vancouver, BC. V6K 1X9 would be greatly appreciated.


  • Celebration of Life Sunday, December 9, 2012

Dr. Ian M. Grant

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Sheila Tough

December 19, 2012

Dear Gail and family,
So sorry for your loss. Have thought of you often over the years, especially as I have lived very close to Salme for 25 years. Deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Sheila Tough, Winnipeg and Allan and Brian in Calgary.

Dave & Wendy Woolley

December 14, 2012

We were saddened to hear of Ian's passing, we are sure he has left a big whole in the life's of you Gail and the children and grandchildren. But as time passes the great memories of your time with Ian will start to fill in the gap.
Please know we are thinking of you.

David & Wendy Woolley (Winnipeg wintering in Texas)

John Brown

December 14, 2012

Dear Gail and family,

My condolences and thoughts are with you all for your loss. I always enjoyed Ian's great sense of humour and positive outlook. May all your special memories give you strength in the days and years ahead.

Jim & Bunny Paci

December 12, 2012

Dear Gail and family,

We were so sorry to read in the paper of Ian's passing and extend our deepest sympathy to all of you.

We cherish your kindness towards us when we purchased 168 Crofton. We're still here, and we love it as much now as we did then!

You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Maxine Geddes

December 11, 2012

Dear Gail
Sorry to hear of Ian's passing. Thinking of you and your family with love.

Robin George Krause

December 10, 2012

Saddened to hear of Ian's death. I got to know this positive, tenacious guy through my parents, Robert and Enid Krause - I remember a couple of xmas dinners fondly. And I remember his smile. Condolences to Gail, Bruce, Glen, Eric and all.

December 10, 2012

Dear Gail,
You and Ian have come to mind many times over the years since you moved west. Reading of Ian's death in the FreePress was a shock. Kind of felt he could live forever as he and you had such an upbeat way of living your lives. My condolences to you and your family. Carla Turner

Jeanie Robb (PARS)

December 9, 2012

Dear Gail, Giff and I were so sorry to hear of Ian's passing. We always enjoyed chatting with you both at any Rhodo event. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and all of your family.

December 9, 2012

Sorry to learn of Ian's passing.He had a long,active life and always seemed to be enjoying every minute of it. I'm sure there are lots of wonderful memories for the family to cherish. Sincere sympathy to you and all the family, Gail.
Love, Bernice and Ed Dowhaniuk.

Cilla Bachop

December 8, 2012

Saddened to read of Ian's death. My condolences to you, Gail, and your family