William (Bill) Grant June 1, 1930Vancouver, BC July 15, 2016Calgary, AB
Bill passed away on July 15th after a short illness. Bill was predeceased by his wife, Jean and is survived by his children; Cathy (Mike) Clarke, Rick Grant and Elaine (John) Reitmeier; grandchildren Kirk (Tara) Reitmeier, Craig (Leanna Plug) Reitmeier, Kim (Zach) Harbridge, Kelsey Clarke;great- granddaughters Rachel and Sami.
Bill was born in Vancouver, BC and attended Carleton Elementary School and John Oliver High School where he met his future wife, Jean. He worked in the family auto wrecking business until 1957 when he moved into the metal business. In 1972, the family moved to Calgary where Bill worked for Atco Metals as the Production Manager.
In 1980, Bill and Jean founded Grant Metal Products Ltd. and created a successful business which is still operated by two generations today.
Bill spent his retirement restoring his 1940 Cadillac LeSalle. He was an active member of the Alberta Pioneer Auto Club and enjoy going to the Show ‘N Shines. Bill sold his car at the Okotoks Classic Car auction in 2014.
Bill was known by friends, family and business colleagues as a kind, friendly, honest man who would help anyone. Integrity was his middle name.
There will be a ‘Celebration of Life’ on Sat., July 23rd from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at 819 Abbotsford Drive N.E.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Alberta & Northwest Territories.
Pierson’s Forest Lawn Chapel
4121 – 17 Avenue SE
CA T2A 0T1