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Born: Apr 16, 1950

Date of Passing: May 11, 2020

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April 16, 1950 - May 11, 2020

Gary Dale Grantham passed away peacefully, with his wife by his side, on May 11, 2020, at the age of 70.
Dale was the youngest of five children to Art and Laura Grantham. He was predeceased by his parents, his mother-in-law Olga Cook, his siblings, Gail and Ron, brothers-in-law, Marcel Normand, J.P. Dumont and sister-in-law Lorraine Grantham.
He will be deeply missed by his wife of 45 years, Belinda; his children: Mandy (Darcy), Aaron and Tanner Plett; Kelly (Prem), Aubrey, Trinity, Ivy, Addison, Sadie, Maya, Decker, Harlow and Porter Juren: Kristle (Scott), Landen and Lincoln Thompson; and Melissa (Amanda), Kosema.
Dale was born in Gladstone, MB and moved to Prairie Grove when Dad was 10, where he lived his entire life. He met Belinda at a high school dance and they married in 1974. He worked at E.H. Price from 1974 until his retirement in 2013. Along the way, they had four girls and 13 grandchildren. Dad loved to work in his shop, and we use the term work lightly. He always had something to tinker on and try to fix until someone came along and actually fixed it. He was a collector of all tools, it will take us the better part of a year to get through the amount of tape measures and screw drivers he has. Dad had many favourite sayings, a few include, if it weren't for bad luck I wouldn't have any, must be nice to have money and the one we're still trying to figure out Lord love a duck.
He had the ability to make you feel known and that you were extremely important to him. He loved to listen to all his grandchildren, to hear about all the things they were doing, their hopes and dreams, goals and accomplishments. They were so very important to him. Dad will always be remembered for his sense of humour, his way with people, his loyalty and laughter, but most importantly his silver spandex shorts.
We want to thank Dr. Gingerich, Dr. Reimer and Cheryl at CancerCare and Bev, Angie and Crystal at CancerCare in Steinbach. The amazing nurses Kelsey, Britt and Isaac at St. Boniface Hospital. Thank you for being there for Dad and Mom when we couldn't.
In lieu of flowers, Dad would say find someone you love, or even someone you don't for that matter, and give them a hug. Those hugs from Dad are going to be missed.

Condolences and memories can be left
by visiting Dale's memorial page at

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 16, 2020

Condolences & Memories (17 entries)

  • Belinda, so sorry to hear of Dale's passing. Thinking of you and your family. Darcene - Posted by: Darcene Gillespie (Friend) on: Jun 01, 2020

  • Belinda - I am so heartbroken to hear of Dale's passing. I have so many fond memories of the both of you at various gatherings. You both brought so much joy and laughter to everyone. I know my Mom was particularly smitten with both of you and so enjoyed your company. These are difficult days for you and your family and I wish you peace as you go through this journey of grief. Judy McIvor (Teichroeb) - Posted by: Judy McIvor (Teichroeb) (Friend) on: May 26, 2020

  • I will always remember Dale’s sense of humour and kind heart. I can hear him saying “must be nice to have money”. And I say Lord love a duck all the time and always wondered where it came from!!! I remember one of the last times I saw Dale, running into him and Belinda at Walmart and the true happiness to see me was the most heartwarming thing. I remember him sitting in our living room with our budgie on his head joking that it was going to sh!t on him. Memories of Dale are the most wonderful memories. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Grantham family during this difficult time. - Posted by: Corey Walker (Hall) (Family friend) on: May 21, 2020

  • So sorry for your loss. I didn’t realize Dale was sick. Only thing I can say is remember all the good times. All the wonderful memories you have together. You will always have that and of course all your children and grandchildren. My prayers are with you all. Yvette - Posted by: Yvette (Friend) on: May 20, 2020

  • Belinda and family , our deepest condolences to you all. We are very sorry for your loss of a man that was so loved by his family and that he will be greatly missed by all of you but he will live in your memories for ever. Blessings and hugs to you all. - Posted by: Jeff & Dagmar Juren (family) on: May 20, 2020

  • I have known Dale my entire life, and feel so blessed to have done so. The sound of his laughter will never leave my memory, he was one of the most good-natured human beings I have ever met. He and Belinda are an amazing couple, and I am so very sorry for your loss, Belinda and to your kids and grandkids too. I will never forget him and every time I sing, “put another log on the fire” I will think of him. - Posted by: Leesa Walker (Lifelong Family Friend) on: May 19, 2020

  • Belinda and family, our deepest sympathy for your loss. - Posted by: Mildred and Marvin Brown (Friend) on: May 19, 2020

  • So sorry to hear about your loss. Our deepest condolences to Belinda and all of your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. - Posted by: Pat and Tom Ziolkoski (friend) on: May 19, 2020

  • Have known Dale for probably 25-30 years. Back in the 80’s. He was a regular at the Saturday night poker table at our place. Maybe not a world class poker player but his heart was always in the game. Also a crafty bingo dabber at Dugald on Wednesday. Dale was one of the really good guys in this world. He will be missed My sympathies to Belinda and all the family. - Posted by: Garry Cullingham (Friend) on: May 18, 2020

  • My Deepest sympathy to you Bea and family. I worked with Dale for many years at Price. He was a good friend and one of the nicest people I have ever met. He always spoke highly of his wife and girls. I have lots of fond memories that I will cherish . We played squash many years ago and he played with his left hand to give me a chance....still couldn’t beat him. RIP my friend Penny - Posted by: Penny (Former coworker) on: May 16, 2020

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Belinda and family. Condolences to you all. - Posted by: Julian & Lyn (friends) on: May 16, 2020

  • Our deepest condolences Belinda and family, Our thoughts are with you. Jill and Ken Mistelbacher - Posted by: Jill Mistelbacher (Friend) on: May 16, 2020

  • Thoughts are with you Belinda and family. We have such fond memories which we will cherish. Take care. - Posted by: Sandy and Brian Smith (Former coworker of belinda) on: May 16, 2020

  • Belinda and family, our sincere condolences to you all. Dale will be truly missed not just by family, but all the friends he made along the way. Our thoughts are with you all. - Posted by: Ken & Cindy Mitchell (Friend) on: May 16, 2020

  • Belinda, thinking of you. Sending our deepest condolences to the family. ((Hugs)) ...John & Alice Bomhoff - Posted by: Alice Bomhoff (Family frienf) on: May 16, 2020

  • Belinda and family So sorry for your loss. Remember the good times and celebrate the time you had together. Cancer sucks. My mom always said “lord love a duck” also, I didn’t know what it meant either. Take care. - Posted by: Maureen Fryza (Friend) on: May 16, 2020

  • I’m very sorry for your loss Belinda. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. - Posted by: Debbie Buhay Kulbaba (Friend) on: May 16, 2020

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