Grant Hugh Dolson
1957 - 2020
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Grant Hugh Dolson, born in Woodstock, Ontario on August 4, 1957, left us suddenly on August 30, 2020.

Grant was predeceased by his parents Ken and Peggy Dolson, uncle Doug Christie, and his father-in-law Scott Hutchinson. He will be profoundly missed by his wife Chris and their three children: Steven Dolson (Nicole), Caitlin MacLaughlin (Graham), and Alix Dolson. The lights of our lives, the four girlies: Charlie Dolson, Macey and Maggie MacLaughlin, and Sage Dolson, love their Grumpy...and he loved these girlies to the moon. Grant will also be missed by his brother Phil Dolson (Shannon) and sister Beth Schapansky (Brad) of Kamloops, and brother Greg Dolson of Halifax, along with many nephews and nieces and his aunts and uncles: Gail and Gunnar Slack, Rick and Marcia Christie, and Brenda Christie.

Most of Grant's life was lived in Kamloops. He started working in the family business, Dolson's Outdoor Shop, when he was 11. When his father Ken retired, Grant took the helm with Phil, Beth and Brad. After nearly forty years with Dolson's Source for Sports, Grant re-calibrated and found a new niche in the automotive business, the last several years spent happily at Zimmer-Wheaton.

Twenty-five years ago, when Chris got her wish to move back to Knutsford, Grant discovered new joys in riding a tractor and country living. Grant was also an avid and talented competitive Trap shooter. He got started in the sport as a way to curry favour with his future father-in-law, continuing for decades; excelling and making many great friends as he travelled to Trap events (and his father-in-law did love him for that too!).

Love was in the air in the summer of '74, and endured for 46 years. In mid-August of 2020, Grant and Chris celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. This last family occasion together with our bubble of seven was joyous and love-filled. Grant was so happy and so loved.

While few might describe him as a gentleman - he never could convince his wife that farts are funny - Grant was a man of honour and high principles. He loved and cherished his wife, children, and grands beyond measure. He was so proud of his kids and their accomplishments, and unconditionally supported their choices, even when he didn't quite understand them. His love for us was constant and unwavering. Family was everything.

Grant's loved ones will gather privately, to share and laugh together in their memories of this remarkable man.

In lieu of flowers, friends can make a donation to the Camp Grafton Society, an organization loved by the people who were most precious to Grant.

Grant, Dad, Grumpy: you are forever loved and missed.

Arrangements in the care of Schoening Funeral Service

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Published in Kamloops This Week from Sep. 1 to Sep. 2, 2020.
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September 25, 2020
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Laurie McConkey
September 7, 2020
Chris, our deepest sympathies to you and your family.
Grant was such a kind man and father. Such fond memories we shared growing up in Kamloops.
By the way Grant,it was Eddie and I who filled your wedding car up with Puffed Wheat.
Much Love,
Brian and Mary Goodman
Brian Goodman
September 7, 2020
I am so very sorry to hear of Grant’s sudden passing. Such a shock for his family.
God gave us memory so we could have roses in December
Margaret Demarzo
September 5, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Warner and Connie Philip
September 5, 2020
Chris and families,
Greg and I were shocked and saddened by Grants sudden passing.
Many fond memories from the good "old" days.
Our hearts go out to you
Much love.
Greg and Lynda
Lynda and Greg Stephanishin
September 5, 2020
I am so sorry for loss. My heart is with you Chris, and your family.
Pamela Pilling
September 3, 2020
Chris and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. I hope love and memories are a comfort to you all.
Paula fisher
September 3, 2020
So sorry to hear of Grant's passing. I haven't seen him since he was a boy but fondly remember him as a happy go lucky lad. My sincere sympathy. Great Aunt Bernice

Bernice Norris
September 3, 2020
Chris, Steven, Caitlin, Alix and Family
We are so sorry to hear this news. We have many fond memories with Grant watching the boys play soccer and hockey and watching the girls at soccer and dance.
Dave, Shelley, Shane and Kelsey
Shelley O’Grady
September 2, 2020
My deepest condolences for you Chris, and your family. My thoughts are with you at this very difficult time.

M. Mior
September 2, 2020
Sending my condolences to you and yours. Thinking of you at this sad time and sending all my love.
Jean Webb
September 2, 2020
Our deepest condolences Chris and family.
It’s been quite a few years since since we have visited but have never forgotten you cousin.
Scott & Patricia Norris
September 2, 2020
So very sad to hear of Grant's passing. We spent many good times together at the lake with your young family. Traveled to Mexico and had so many great times with you and our friends. You will be forever in our hearts and memories. May you rest in peace Grant.
Tom & Tami Barry
September 2, 2020
Our most sincere condolences. Leo and Valerie Bonin

Valerie Bonin
September 2, 2020
So very sad to hear of Grants passing!! Condolences to Chris and family! Sending so much love and prayers to you all !
Rosemary and Don Kanigan
September 2, 2020
Dearest Chris and Family, May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
The Trapshooting friends of Grant are saddened by his loss and will miss his presence and his humor at our gatherings. I personally was looking forward to seeing him this long weekend at the BC Championships in Vernon.
I will miss him always, trying to sell me a new truck, and often beating me in trapshooting.
God Bless, Brian Bowman
Brian Bowman
September 1, 2020
So sorry for your loss Chris & Family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ❤
Carol Palichuk
September 1, 2020
We are deeply saddened to hear of Grant’s passing and send our love and prayers to Chris and the family. You now have an amazing angel watching over each and everyone of you♥♥ God bless Love Candice and John Giddens
Candice Giddens
September 1, 2020
Chris my thoughts and heartfelt condolences are with you and your family. Take care and (((HUGS)))!!!!
Penny Radies
September 1, 2020
Chris and family, my deepest condolences on your loss...I never met Grant but from everything I’ve heard he was an amazing person! Sending prayers and thoughts to comfort you at this difficult time...
Yvonne Odber
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