GRANT, RICHARD WILLIAM
March 30, 1949 ~ February 15, 2011
With deep sorrow we announce the passing of Rick Grant, our husband, father and friend. Rick’s life was cut short by the dreaded cancer just as he was about to begin his retirement. Rick leaves his wife Kathryn; daughter, Christie and her partner TR and new baby, Zoe; daughter, Joanna and her husband Jonathan, as well as a crowd of friends. Rick was lovingly embraced by the Hobbs family.
Rick was born and raised in North Vancouver, He moved to Nanaimo in 1973 and served the community for 22 years working at the City of Nanaimo, first as a Surveyor, later as an Engineering Technician and latterly as the Deputy Subdivision Approving Officer, a duty he preformed with compassion and integrity. Rick was well respected by the development community of Nanaimo and by his colleagues..
Rick was a skilled woodworker, building several outstanding pieces of furniture. He loved music and theatre, and was a true movie buff. Rick was known as the “Martha Stewart” of his neighborhood.
A Memorial Service will be held at Sands Funeral Chapel on Monday, February 21st at 1:00p.m. Donations, in Rick’s memory, may be made to the Nanaimo Hospital Foundation (specify Palliative Care Unit or Emergency Department expansion) or to the Port Theatre.
Sands ~ Nanaimo