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Grant James Williams

April 22, 1955 - November 10, 2018

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Grant James Williams

April 22, 1955 – November 10, 2018

It is with deep sadness that we say farewell to our father, grandpa, brother, uncle and friend. He will be greatly missed by his five children Shilo aka Herman (Laura Jean), Shawna, Shari (Andy), Sarah, Sarina (Brad) and his favourite four-legged child “Bugsy”.    Born in Chemainus, Grant was the fifth of seven children born to Richard and Irene Williams.  He is survived by his siblings Cecilia (Steven), Gordon, Rick (Linda), Irene, and Gina (Chris).  He was a fun loving grandfather to 8 beautiful grandchildren Jacob, Hannah, Riann, Jaden, Kaia, Kaylee, George and William, and uncle to many nieces and nephews. Lovingly greeted upon his passing by predeceased family and friends including his mother, father, sister Teresa, brother-in-law George and niece Markyta.

Starting his career as a longshoreman at the age of 16, working alongside his father and eldest brother, Grant retired after 44 years as a foreman. With his creative ideas he helped start one of the first video stores in Victoria, Night Hawks Rolling Video, which was family owned and operated.

Grant was always known for his passion of music, keen wit and unparalleled sense of humour. He had an innovative intelligence, appreciated the loyalty of his many friends and showed great pride for his family, who loved him for his infectious smile, kind and compassionate spirit and heart of gold.  He also had a deep passion to share, with anyone who would listen, the changes he would love to see in order to live in a more harmonious and forward-thinking world.

The family is grateful for the many compassionate staff at VIHA and loyal friends willing to provide support, especially Jack and Kelly, in order for Dad to be cared for at home during his short illness.

We will truly miss: your amazing smile; sharing with you the music you made us grow to love; the jokes you heard that you couldn’t wait to tell us; sitting with you around the campfire; and pouring you your favourite White Russian.  “The milk makes your bones strong, the coffee in the Kahlua keeps you up and the vodka gets the party started”.  We will miss you incredibly and love you always!…“Take good care, hope you make a lot of nice friends out there”.

 

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 2:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at Providence Farm, 1843 Tzouhalem Road, Duncan BC.

In lieu of flowers, and in light of the season, spread kindness and a good deed in honour of Grant.  Or if you wish, a donation can be made to Providence Farm (https://providencefarm.wildapricot.org/Donate), an organization that promotes a more harmonious world.

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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Kelly Hamlyn
Relation: Close friend

My wonderful friend, I’ll miss your wisdom, The fun time’s we had dancing late into the night, The road trips we did together, Sitting on my back porch In summer with Bugsy & you….. Love always Xo

From: Clifford Rabey
Relation: Freind and working buddy

My deepest condolaces to Grants family. I worked with Grant for many years and considered him a good friend. Grant was a great guy and was always there if you needed help. We had many good times and laughs on the job. He will be missed.

From: Don Moore
Relation: friend

My condolences to Grant’s family and friends. I haven’t seen Grant for quite a while, but he left a lasting impression and I will always remember the good times we had at National Little League, and the nights we got together to play cards with the Gerhardt”s and Pilon’s . Grant was one of a kind, especially his wicked sense of humor and his quick smile, which made you think that everything was alright with the world. Grant had the most amazing family, and his kids were his life,
Rest in peace Grant, You may be gone, but you will never be forgotten

From: Leanne Dusseault-Yates

To the Williams Family

Fourty two years later my brother Paul and his friend Grant are united in friendship again. Enjoy your time together again boys.

Service Schedule

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
December 15, 2018
Beginning at 2:00pm

Location:
Providence Farm
1843 Tzouhalem Road
Duncan, BC Canada V9L6R1

1843 Tzouhalem Road
Duncan, BC Canada V9L6R1

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