GRANT, E. Robert (Bob)
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November 7, 1925 - November 11, 2012
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Bob Grant, aged 87. Bob was a descendant of a family of United Empire Loyalists who had homesteaded in the Colony of Connecticut in the early 18th century and migrated to Nova Scotia following the American Revolution. Bob was born in Halifax in November 1925, and grew up in that city during the days of the Great Depression. Following his wartime service as an R.C.N.V.R gunner, he later joined the Naval Reserve while attending Dalhousie University and served until April 1949. After graduation from Dal's Law School in 1950, he was admitted to the Nova Scotia Bar in 1951 and immediately came west to Brandon, Manitoba, doing land and legal works for the late Wilbur L. Griffith, a well known Calgary businessman of that era. In Brandon, he met Rose M. Wowryk and the couple moved to Calgary following their marriage in November, 1951. In April 1952, Bob joined the Ohio Oil Company (now Marathon Oil) and spent over 30 years with that organization, retiring in 1982 as Chief Landman for Canada. When Rose died in 1989, she and Bob had raised four children, George, Allan (Sheila), Clive (Beckie) and Cathy. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Jim, Orry, Paige, Michael and Zachary. When Bob passed away this week, he was grateful for his fine family, his great friends throughout his life, and the good luck that enabled him to enjoy the journey. He was especially grateful for the support and companionship he received from his best friend, Anne Clayton, over the past few years. The family wishes to thank all the staff on Unit 111 and 112 of the Foothills Hospital and the staff at the Sarcee Hospice for their wonderful, compassionate care over the past few weeks. At his request, there will be no Funeral Services.
Published in The Calgary Herald from Nov. 14 to Nov. 15, 2012