David Grant

GRANT, David. Mr. Grant died peacefully at the Innisfree Hospice in Kitchener.  He was predeceased by his parents Lloyd Dwight Grant (1960) and Marjorie Watterworth Grant (2012).  He will be sadly missed by his beloved wife Maria Hernandez; children Lesley, Jackie (James), David (Jodi) and grandchildren Nicole and Alison Grant; step-children Edgar and Alejandra (Farzin) Hernandez; siblings Dwight (Mary), Catharine (d. Tom), and Cynthia; and the mother of his children, Evelyn. David began his early years in Straffordville, moving to Aylmer with his parents at age 7.  He attended McGregor Public School and, in high school,  he was part of award-winning football and basketball teams at East Elgin High School, forming lifelong friendships with his teammates.  He was valedictorian for his graduating class in 1960.  He attended London’s University of Western Ontario on a London Free Press scholarship.  After law school, he principally spent his career practising law in Cambridge from 1970 until his final retirement in 2012. The years 1994 to 2012 included many sabbaticals to Guadalajara, Mexico where he appreciated the splendid weather and cultural differences, and fulfilled his adventurous spirit.  At the request of the deceased an immediate cremation has been held. An interment with a small service will take place at a later date at Straffordville cemetery. Special thanks to the wonderful staff of LHIN Home and Community Care who helped over the last few years, and to the Innisfree Hospice which made his last hours so special. Donations are encouraged to Innisfree Hospice (www.lisaardandinnisfree.com) or to a hospice or charity in your local community. Messages and condolences may be left at www.tricitycremations.com or 519-772-1237