Bob Grant died after a two-year battle with cancer. He was born in Vancouver July 17, 1941, and died February 22, 2017, in the Clearwater Hospital.
Bob and his wife moved to Clearwater from Nanaimo 25 years ago. He leaves his wife, Marilynne, who was his loving partner and best friend for 32 years. He has two daughters and two sons. Katherine Grant (Joe), Debbie Babuin (Steve), Chad Grant, Shawn Hetzler (Joanna). He has four grandchildren, Tessa Lighthart (Jerome), Selena Babuin, David Hetzler and Gabriel Hetzler. He has a brother, Royden Shurtz (Alene).
For most of his career, he was a journeyman mechanic. He worked at various dealerships, on the Lower Mainland and then at the Slocan Mill in the mechanics shop. He also worked on the loader for a few years. He had his pilots’ license and loved the freedom of flying.
He was a deeply spiritual man and studied the “Course in Miracles” for many years. He accepted everyone unconditionally. He helped others, especially when there was building involved. He could fix anything. He built a beautiful log home on 10 acres that he shared with his wife Marilynne. He loved living in Clearwater and he loved the neighbours. He has a sawmill which provided all the lumber to build a carport, storage shed, a shop, and a large shed to house all his equipment.
He was a very creative man and had many talents. He was interested in electronics and built his own T.V. and speakers. He built his own computer and taught himself much about computers.
Many thanks, to the doctors and nurses who were so compassionate and went out of their way to make Robert comfortable. I think one of his regrets (if he had any) may have been that he wanted to buy a Tessla car. He will be greatly missed by everyone. He touched many lives in many ways.
A Celebration of Life took place at the Clearwater Legion Branch #259, Clearwater, B.C., on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 1:30, p.m. Gods’ Speed Bob.
Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Drake Cremation and Funeral Services, Clearwater, B.C.