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Ernest Joseph GRANT

Ernest Joseph GRANT

At the QEII Health Sciences Centre (Halifax), Ernest (Ernie) Joseph Grant of Cornwall, age 85, passed away on February 17, 2019. Born November 22, 1933 in Peakes, PEI. He was the devoted husband of Virginia (Ginny) Grant; adored father of Maria (Peter Blake), Alan/AJ (Kim Cox), Pat (Tanya), Paul (Kim) and Shawna (Rowland Kelly); and loving grandpa to Brooklyne, Taylor, Ava and Claire. He is also survived by his brothers, Ray (Colleen) and Tom (Annette). Ernie was predeceased by his parents, Ralph and Sadie (Bambrick) of Peakes; and siblings, Pearl, Mabel, Patricia, Basil, Merlin and Kenny. A lifelong employee of Marine Atlantic with 40 years of service, Ernie started out washing windows on the ships, rose in the ranks to Chief Engineer and finished his career as Director of Marine Engineering, with a pivotal role in the building of the MV Abegweit. Member of the 1956 Island champions Peakes Bombers baseball team. Quiet and thoughtful with a keen ability to tell a story, he could easily be drawn into a rousing conversation about politics, hockey or golf. Special thanks go to the Coronary Care Unit (Halifax), as well as Dr. Greg Hirsch (Halifax) and Dr. Nichole Murphy (Charlottetown) for their years of wonderful care and support. Ernie was a kind and honourable man. We miss him so very much. Visitation will be held on Friday, May 17, 2019 from 5-8 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, Cornwall. Funeral mass will be held at the church on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. with a lunch reception to immediately follow. Interment in St. Francis and St. Martin Cemetery, Cumberland. Arrangements have been entrusted to Central Queen’s Funeral Home, New Glasgow.


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