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Date of Passing: Aug 23, 2019

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It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and papa, Cecil Grant on Friday, August 23, 2019.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 52 years Patsy; children, Kelsley (Teresa), Amanda (Graham), and Kristelle. Also grieving his passing are his grandchildren, Kaylene, Olexa, Elijah, Ella, Eamon, and Keira. He will be missed by his brother Bert; sister Vero; brother-in-law Glenroy; special friend Herbert; and many family and friends.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 6, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John's Cathedral, 135 Anderson Avenue. Interment will immediately follow the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Alzheimer Society of Manitoba Dementia and Brain Health (Alzheimer's Society) 10 - 120 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB R3C 4G2 or The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund, 80 Hayden Street, 3rd floor, Toronto, ON M4Y 3G2.

Richard Rosin
Funeral Director Ltd.

Publish Date: Aug 31, 2019

1935 - 2019

On Friday, August 23, 2019 at the Victoria Hospital, Cecil Grant, beloved husband of Patsy, passed away at the age of 84 years.
Funeral arrangements are pending.

Richard Rosin
Funeral Director Ltd.

Publish Date: Aug 24, 2019

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 24, 2019, Aug 31, 2019

Condolences & Memories (15 entries)

  • Gordon and I are saddened to learn of Cecil's passing. We shared countless, enjoyable social gatherings with him and Patsy and our mutual friends in the Caribbean community. We were honoured to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with them and their family. We appreciated Cecil's valuable help to our daughter, Lisa, when she was struggling with Math in high school. Patsy, we send our sincere condolences to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you all. - Posted by: Gordon and Andrea Ridgedale (Friends) on: Sep 09, 2019

  • Tribute about Cecil Grant “Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime, And departing leave behind us Footprints in the sands of time.” Cecil left footprints which can be followed. He did not confine his services to the community of his cultural heritage but shared his inherited and acquired gifts and graces with our wider Winnipeg community. In 2010, the newly formed Pembina Active Living (55+) of which he was a charter member, needed officers. At its first AGM, he stepped up to the plate and accepted the position as first treasurer. He exemplified diligence, commitment, honesty, impartiality and integrity as he fulfilled his duties—establishing the group as a corporation; beginning its banking presence; reporting promptly and truthfully to the Federal Government and other agencies on the use of funds granted; regularly attending board meetings; accurately disbursing payments; patiently, smilingly answering questions asked. Cecil’s footprints are visible in the loving, respectful, admiring devotion to his wife so that the words ‘Cecil and Patsy’ or ‘Patsy and Cecil’ roll off our tongues like one word. His footprints were displayed in the quiet strength he demonstrated as an exemplary Dad and Grandfather as he nurtured, counselled, supported his children and grandchildren in all their chosen activities whether academic, social, physical or in the arts. To know this humble man was also to know that he attributed his successes in life to his personal relationship with and complete dependence on his heavenly Father, on Jesus Christ, and on the power of His Holy Spirit. May his footprints be followed. - Posted by: Olive Nimblett (friend and colleague as officers of Pembina Active Living(55+) ) on: Sep 04, 2019

  • I graduated from Murdoch MacKay Collegiate in 1986. I have attended both U of W, U of M and RRC. Still till this day my favourite teacher was my high school math teacher Dr. Cecil Grant, a mathematical genius. Not only was he gifted in his profession, he knew how to teach, and this doesn't always come hand in hand. Dr. Grant was an amazing teacher who cared about his students. I cried when I read all the condolences from students and colleagues he impacted. We all felt the same way about this wonderful man. Dr. Grant, it's been 33 years since high school and I still remember how much you cared, your patience and passion for your students and for math, and especially your infectious laugh and smile. My condolences to Mrs. Grant, Amanda and the rest of Dr. Grant's family. He will be missed but not forgotten in the lives of students and colleagues and T&T community. - Posted by: Laurie Kozak (Student) on: Sep 03, 2019

  • Dr. Grant was one of my favorite teachers but more importantly he was a kind man. My deepest condolences to his family on your loss and thank you for sharing him with us. - Posted by: Suzanne Weiner (Former Student) on: Aug 31, 2019

  • Dr. Grant was the best teacher I have ever had in any level of education. He taught me the joy of numbers and made me the math kid I still am today 30 years later. My condolences, RIP Dr Grant. - Posted by: Ray (Former Student MMCI) on: Aug 31, 2019

  • Dr. Grant was one of my favourite high school teachers. He was friendly and approachable and had a great smile. It was an honour to be one of his students. My condolences to his family and friends. - Posted by: Kurt Fischer (Former student) on: Aug 31, 2019

  • I fondly recall Dr. Grant as a caring colleague with a ready smile for staff and students alike; it was a privilege to be part of the same staff at MMCI. He was the ultimate professional who always put the needs of his students above his own. His mathematical genius was so impressive. He will be sadly missed by all whose lives he touched. My condolences to his family and friends. - Posted by: Nancy Trush (teaching colleague) on: Aug 29, 2019

  • Dr. Grant was the best math teacher I ever encountered. He was always so passionate about his teaching. It's been over 30 years and I can still see his smile and hear the excitement in his voice that accompanied all his teachings. Murdoch Mackay was blessed to have such a skilled educator, and all the students he taught benefited regardless of skill level, for he was a true teacher. - Posted by: Brian Carriere (Former student) on: Aug 27, 2019

  • I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of Dr. Grant. He was my favorite teacher, I loved his laugh. I remember when he became "Dr." it was announced over the PA at school, and we were all so happy for Mr. Grant but seriously wondering how anyone could be a doctor of math? I can still hear his voice when talking about an algebra equation - "You can't separate them! They are Married!!" His Effervescent personality was so engaging, may it serve to fill the void that his physical presence will leave and provide comfort and warmth to his family in the years to come. - Posted by: Corinne (Former Student) on: Aug 27, 2019

  • Dr Grant was my favourite teacher. He spent many hours after class explaining Math and making sure I understood. He had a wonderful sense of humour and a kind soul. I told him it was my birthday and He asked me what I wanted. I told him “a car”. He asked me to stay after class the next day and handed me a small wrapped box. Inside was a toy car. 🤗🤗 I remember volunteering at the Folklorama Caribbean pavilion for him, trying to give to him some time which he generously gave to all his students. He was a passionate teacher and a kind, gentle soul. I’ll always remember Dr Grant. My condolences to the family. - Posted by: Trena (Student) on: Aug 27, 2019

  • As one of the first new waves of Carribean immigrants to Canada, I remember as a child, my parents, Joyce and Joseph Smith and my brother taking a bus in the dead of winter to attend a New Year's party at the Grants. Growing up in the T & T Association where Dr. Grant was President and my father was a member, the meetings I attended with my father where ideas and functions were planned, being part of Folkarama as a young choir member where my father lead the choir. My mother and I attended Dr. and Mrs. Grants 25th anniversary celebration. I was always amazed at the Grant's visible love and commitment to each other. Dr. and Mrs. Grant gave a lot time and effort to our community, and for that I thank them. Safe journey Dr. Grant, and Blessings to your family. - Posted by: Yvette Barrett-Roberts (Friend) on: Aug 27, 2019

  • Dr. Grant was a wonderful teacher. So kind, smart, and funny. Condolences to his family. - Posted by: Jen (Student ) on: Aug 27, 2019

  • Uncle "Ces" was a very loving, patient man. He was a genius in mathematical science field. I remember sitting in his basement with Mandy and Crystal and him trying to tutor me in math. I was a hard headed, stubborn young man and always said to him I will never use this stuff you are teaching. He would sit me down and inform me in a loving, stern way that the "principle of math" will affect every aspect of your adult life in work, relationships, children, etc... And he was right! Thank You Uncle "Ces" your lesson did not go in vain. I am eating some Mangos for you today. (He loved mangos) Love, Marlon - Posted by: Marlon Mullings (Nephew) on: Aug 26, 2019

  • I taught in the same school division as Cecil for many years. He was a good Trini friend and a most proficient math teacher. My condolences to the family. Rest in peace, Cecil. - Posted by: Stara (friend) on: Aug 25, 2019

  • Cecil was a wonderful colleague, and a kind man. He was well loved by his students. My condolences to his family. Deanna Burton - Posted by: Deanna Burton (Colleague at MMCI) on: Aug 25, 2019

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