McRAE, Grant Edward (August 10, 1936 – September 25, 2018) -
Peacefully passed away on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at Wiarton Hospital in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Lois for 63 years. Loving father to Charlie (Carol), Mike (Leslie) and Kevin (Kelly). Proud grandfather of Erin Nimmo (Tavis), Michael-Paul (Sam), Sarah (Craig), Melissa and Callum (Alex), great-grandfather to Loxton and Grayson. Predeceased by his loving parents John and Isabel McRae (Ziegler), son Ron McRae, brothers Roy (Hazel) and Allan and his sister-in-law Donna, also parents-in-law Roy and Edith Palmer. Grant is survived by his sisters, Jean Wark (Basil), Ruth Kaufman (Morley), sister-in-law Hazel McRae, Phyllis Moss (Jim), Gail Morrison (Wayne), and brother-in-laws Bill Palmer (Linda), Dale Diebel (Marlene). Grant will be fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews and friends.
After graduating from Stratford Teacher’s College, he taught at Elderslie, Walkerton and as a principal at Rockwood Centennial School for 26 years. Grant also enjoyed farming and travelling.
Funeral will take place on Sunday, September 30th, 2018 at Sauble Beach United Church at 3p.m., visitation beginning at 12 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Grant’s memory to The Terry Fox Foundation or the Sauble Beach United Church would be appreciated.
Join us for A Celebration of Grant’s Life between 1p.m. to 4p.m. on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at Rockmosa Hall in Rockwood, Ontario. Dedications will be at 2:30p.m.
Family interment will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 519-822-0051 or www.wallcustance.com.
|A tree will be planted in memory of Grant E. McRae in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph Arboretum. Dedication service, Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 2:30 pm.|