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GRANT GERALD TOCHER (published on March 05, 2011)



GRANT GERALD TOCHER Grant Gerald Tocher, 79 years young, passed away suddenly at his home, February 8, 2011 on Galiano Island, British Columbia. Born December 15, 1932 in Saskatchewan, the family moved to Winnipeg. Manitoba in 1938 where he helped work his father's farm. Grant started with Western Gypsum products in Winnipeg as a lift truck operator in 1953 and was transferred to British Columbia in 1959 as a rock mill charge hand. Purchasing 40 acres in Glen Valley in 1960, he built Clearview Dairy Farm to a 245 acre operation, which he operated until retiring to Galiano Island in 1999. As one of the founding members of the Fort Langley Lions Club, Grant dedicated many hours to building the club and serving the community. He became an active member of the Galiano Lions before transferring to the Mayne Island Lions. During his life-long service as a community Lion member, Grant held multiple positions including Zone Chairman. Grant is survived by brothers, Barry (Eleanor), Eldon (Linda), Colin, and sister, Iris; son, Gerald (Chris), daughter, Janice (Garry), grandsons, Gerry (Jaimie), and George (Kasey), and great-grandson, Logan. A private family gathering will be held in celebration of Grant's life. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Grant's name to their community Lions club. Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home Chilliwack, BC - (604)793-4555 Condolences may be offered at: www.woodlawn-mtcheam.ca


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