GRANT THOMAS PROCTOR
Born In: Penticton, British Columbia, Canada
Born: September 8th, 1939
Passed in: Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
Passed on: July 5th, 2012
With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Grant Thomas Proctor on July 15th, 2012. Grant passed away at age 72 at Kamloops Hospice House after an 18 month battle with oesophageal cancer with his family by his side. He fought a valiant battle and inspired his children and grandchildren with his courage and acceptance of his illness.
Grant was born September 8th, 1939 to Arthur and Dorothy Proctor of Penticton, B.C.
He is survived by his wife Diana of 45 years and four children Michele (Mark) Nelson of Burnaby, B.C., Elliott (Sandra) Proctor of Halifax, NS, Gillian (Patrick) Fortin of Winnipeg, MB and Frank Labounty of Prince George, B.C.
Grant is survived by ten cherished grandchildren, John, Amanda, Haley, Peter, Katie, Jessica, Devin, Lindsey, Brett and Brittany and predeceased by his precious granddaughter Nadya in 2010.
Grant grew up in the South Okanagan. He started his career at Huff Bros. Sawmill in Princeton, B.C. From there, he went to Lillooet where he worked for Crombie Brothers and Evans Forest Products. In 1974, he came to Kamloops where he worked for different contractors doing underground services. He worked from Dawson Creek to Elkford and so many towns throughout BC. Grant was always happiest to be working and participating in different construction sites. He was a member of Construction & Specialized Workers Union local 1611 for 37 years.
Grant was a family man who enjoyed taking his grandchildren fishing at Isobel
Lake, gardening, restoring his beloved mustang that he bought new in 1965 and supporting the Kamloops Storm Hockey Team.
Special thanks to Dr. A. Mahmood for his care of Grant during the last year and a half and to the Kamloops Hospice House for their wonderful support.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Kamloops Funeral Home, 285 Fortune Drive.
Arrangements entrusted to
Kamloops Funeral Home
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