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MELVIN FREDERICK GRANT (published on March 31, 2010)



MELVIN FREDERICK GRANT 1944 - 2010 Peacefully on March 26, 2010, Mel passed away at the Health Sciences Centre. Predeceased by his father and stepmother, Gerald and Florence Grant; his mother and stepfather, Margaret and George Wilkinson. Left to cherish his memory; loving wife Gladys of 24 years; half sister Cheryl; niece Terri-Lynn; nephew Stuart. Mel was born and raised in Hamilton, ON. Following school he enlisted in the Canadian Army. He spent ten years working on the DEW Line as a cook and chef until health forced his retirement. Mel met Gladys at the Dominion Convention of the Royal Canadian Legion in Winnipeg in June 1984. They were married in 1986. Mel has been a member of the Legion for 40 years - currently as Zone Commander, Zone 45. He is a member of Winnipeg Branch No. 1 and was the chair of the Over 65 Club. He served as a member of the Command Colour Party and was Chairman of the Legion Colour Party School. He was also a member of A.N.A.F. Unit 1 and chaired their Jolly Seniors. He was a volunteer with and served on the Board of Directors of the Agape Table; was a life member and served on the Board of Directors of the One Hundred Club; was a member of the Canadian Federation of Chefs de Cuisine; a member of the Army Cadet League of Canada (Manitoba); was associated with the Royal Winnipeg Rifles Cadet Corps from whom he received a certificate of Appreciation; served on the Food Services Advisory Committee of Sturgeon Creek High School; was a member of the F.S.N.A. Mel was happiest when he was helping people particularly youth and veterans. He was recognized for his work with Veterans by the Legion Provincial Command. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Royal Winnipeg Rifles Cadet Corps, Minto Armories, 969 St. Matthews Ave., Winnipeg. The family wishes to thank the staff and Doctors at the Health Sciences Centre, Ward GA4 and particularly Dr. Bellas for their excellent care and compassion. A Memorial Service will be held at West Kildonan Legion Branch #30 (Jim Doig Memorial Hall), 1748 Main St. on Saturday, April 3, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. For online condolences or to light a memorial candle please log onto www.mosaicfunerals.ca MOSAIC FUNERAL, CREMATION CEMETERY SERVICES 1839 Inkster Blvd. 275-5555


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