Mr. Grant Lee Ainscough

September 19, 1926July 15, 2012

Ainscough, Grant Lee, age 86 years, passed away peacefully at Vancouver General Hospital on July 15, 2012. He is survived by his children; Tom (Heather), Chris (Nicole), Kathy (Steve), Louise (Scott), and Grandchildren: Jaki, William, Grady, Maximilian, and Josephine and predeceased by his wife, Jacquie. A man's man, capable of surviving in the bush or the boardroom, he loved his wife and family, his friends, his garden, his cats, and the great outdoors. He was a generous mentor and a loyal friend. After graduating from UBC Forestry, Class of ’51, he had a long career; first with the BC Forest Service and then MacMillan Bloedel. Grant retired as the Vice President of Forestry, with an Arboretum named in his honour. He was a passionate forester and directly and indirectly helped plant millions of trees with MB and the Tree Canada Foundation. He served on numerous boards such as Flying Tankers, Lions Gate Hospital Foundation, & Variety Children’s Charity. His sense of humour and sharp wit was there to the end with stories retold and enhanced with more detail each time. His deep baritone singing voice graced many ears over the years (with favorite songs embellished sometimes with his own wording.) Ready to be reunited with Jacquie, his wife of 57 years, he dreamed of going swimming with her in the ocean, taking her dancing, and riding off in a Cadillac. Thank you to the staff at the O’Keefe where Grant lived and the medical team who cared for him at VGH. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation , Lions Gate Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice. A Celebration of his life will be held at the Vancouver Terminal City Club on August 30, 2012, 4 – 7pm. 604-681-4121 For those wishing to share a memory of Grant, please go to Hollyburn Funeral Home 604-922-1221


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David Haley

August 28, 2012

August 27, 2012
This is to send my condolences to the family of Grant. While I did not personally know him, my father (Ken Haley) spoke highly of him.
In addition, my good friend Chuck Backman, RPF often spoke glowingly about the advice and friendship that Grant provided.

My thoughts and prayers are with you.
David K Haley RPF

August 14, 2012

Michelle and Dave Wayne send their deepest condolences to Louise and her family. You will all be in our prayers.
Blessings, Michelle (Langley) Sister-in-law to Louise

August 13, 2012

I was a classmate iof Grants in UBC Forestry and to me he was our unofficial leader - the one who set the tone and organized the reunions. A fine man. My wife Frances and I will remember him fondly.

Peter Hall BSF 51

Don and Anne Munro

August 13, 2012

Don and Anne Munro send their deepest sympathy to Grant's family, Tom, Chris, Kathy, Louise, spouses and grandchildren. Don was a forestry classmate at U.B.C. class of /51 and a close personal friend of us both. We will all miss his sharp wit, booming voice when telling his famous stories, and above all, his wonderful friendship. He kept in touch by phone every Sunday and when a Sunday would come and go without a call, we knew that he was in trouble. Now he will be with his wonderful Jacquie whom he absolutely adored.

We regret that we will be unable to attend Grant's memorial service,but our thoughts will be with you all. We miss him terribly. He was a GOOD FRIEND, and was there if you needed him.

With our love and condolences to you all,

Don and Anne Munro

Joyce Zablocki

August 10, 2012

Our sincere condolences to your family on the passing of cousin Grant. I wish I had known him better. He was one of Will and Zinas big boys when I was just a little girl! Cousin Joyce. Franks daughter..............

Donna Poole

August 7, 2012

We are sorry to hear of Grant's passing and would like to send our condolences to the Ainscough family. My parent's, Charlie and Jean Poole,were friends and next door neighbours of Grant and Jacquie from the Nanaimo days. I was a friend of their daughter Louise and have many early memories of good times spent with their family. Donna(Poole) & Chris Barthel

August 6, 2012

We were sad to read of Grant's passing, and unfortunately, last saw him about 10 years ago.I enjoyed my time in Corporate Forestry (78-81), good crew and Grant was very supportive when needed. I respected the fact Grant brought a "land ethic" to the MB Boardroom. Fun to visit at home with Jacquie, kids had a tough time with Ainscough so Grant said call me Mr. Grant - problem solved! He loved hot peppers and consumed the hottest we brought! He and Martina talked gardens and the kids climbed in to the hammock.
We carry on the holly and ivy tradition, started with Grant's trimmings. Our condolences to the family, enjoy your fond memories. Phil & Martina Blanchard

August 6, 2012

August 6, 2012

August 6, 2012