Grant Henderson December 21, 1924 - December 26, 2013 Henderson, Grant Thomas
December 21, 1924 - December 26, 2013
Grant Henderson passed away peacefully in his sleep on December 26, 2013. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Rose, and by his children, Shirley (Reg), John (Ruth), Patricia (Bill) and Barbara (John). He is also survived by 9 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and by his brother Douglas. Grant was predeceased by his parents Clarence and Edith Henderson, his son, Michael, his granddaughter Laura and by his brother Peter.
Grant was born in Vancouver but moved as an infant to Edmonton where he lived until his death. He graduated from Technical School before serving with the Highland Light Infantry in Europe during WWII. On his return to Canada he began a career in the steel business, initially with the Dominion Bridge Company and then with his own firm where he provided structural steel estimating and detailing services to major construction companies engaged in the erection of many of the office towers and public buildings in Alberta.
Following his retirement in 1982, he became an avid gardener and spent countless hours working in his greenhouse. He also enjoyed travels throughout North America, Europe and Hawaii. From 2008 until shortly before his death, he resided at the Lifestyles Options Retirement Residences in Riverbend where he made many new friends.
A private family service of remembrance will be held on January 18, 2013. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Grant's memory to the Edmonton Food Bank, 11508 - 120th Street, Edmonton, T5G 2Y2 or to a charity of one's choice.
Published in The Edmonton Journal from Jan. 2 to Jan. 4, 2014