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Alick Grant


The North Shore Times
Tuesday, Dec 28, 1926.
Old Alick Grant Passes Away
An appreciation by Magistrate Philip

Good old Alick Grant, who has been a notable citizen of North Vancouver for 19 years passed over the great divide on Christmas evening, and is survived by his widow and three sons, Alick, James and John and their families, all residing here. His illness took the form of bronchitis and pneumonia and was comparatively brief. He was buried this morning from St. Edmunds at a 9 AM funeral to the North Vancouver Cemetery.
Mr. Grant was born in Glenlivet, Banffshire, Scotland on 28 Dec 1851 and in 1884 he was married to Margaret Stuart of the same glen, and they have had a long and very happy married life. His occupation in the old land was for a time that of a forrester on a large estate, and for a time as a farmer. He had considerable experience among sheep, and loved to speak of his journeys from place to place in the Highlands of Scotland with flocks of sheep. He dearly loved the old homeland, and it must have been difficult for him to sever all the old ties and come out to a new and unknown region.

Having once taken the step he came direct to North Vancouver and here on this sunny slope he has had his home since. He, early, got a position under the Parks Board, and for a time he had charge of the cemetery. But several years ago when Mahon Park was opened up and enlarged he was given charge of the Park. In that position he operated very loyally until his death. Being an ardent lover of young folks and deeply interested in all the sports that were held in the Park, he made an excellent caretaker. It is in this connection that he will be best remembered among us --- and that particularly by the boys and girls, and we may quote the Master, saying "...inasmuch as you did it unto one of the least of these, ye have done it unto Me". And we can rely that the Master will keep His tryst with those who serve and trust Him.

(Mr Grant had been caretaker of Mahon Park and in this capacity had made for himself a large circle of friends among both the young and older exponents of all branches of athletics in this city and he was a familiar figure at all athletic competitions).

Alexander Grant was my Great-grandfather...

Stuart Grant (Point Roberts, WA & North Vancouver, BC)


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