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It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Grant Williams of Coleman, AB passed away peacefully with his family by his side on October 12, 2020 after a six-year battle with cancer. He was 72 years of age.
Grant was born in Raymond, AB on August 30, 1948 to proud parents, Kenneth and Joan Williams. He was raised to appreciate all of life’s blessings, to cherish family and friends, and to work hard no matter the task. On December 27, 1969, Grant married the love of his life, Wanda Caldwell. During their amazing forty-three year marriage they raised a loving family and created countless wonderful memories together.
When Grant retired from Fording Coal in August 2013, he had worked as an equipment operator there for thirty-one years – something he was very proud of. Before retirement and after, he enjoyed any activity that allowed him to get out and appreciate the beautiful area he lived in. Whether camping, quadding, fishing, or pheasant hunting with his treasured dog, Bailey, he was always happy when immersed in nature. More than anything, Grant loved his family and he was most content when spending time with them. He will be deeply missed and never forgotten by all who were fortunate enough to have known him. May we take comfort in beautiful memories of Grant, and in knowing that he is now reunited with his beloved wife, Wanda.
Left to mourn his passing and celebrate his life is his son, Dustin Williams of Lundbreck, AB; his daughter, Carman (Robert) Graf of Lundbreck, AB; his grandchildren, Katelyn George, Gareth Williams, Reid Mosby, Chandler Graf and Carley Graf; his sisters, Rosemary (Richard) Owen of Wrentham, AB and Gail (Arie) DeHeer of Penhold, AB; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family; as well as many friends, especially Dwight LaRose.
He was predeceased by his wife, Wanda Williams; his parents, Kenneth and Joan Williams; his brothers, Clive Williams and Wayne Williams; and his precious canine companion, Bailey.
The Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, October 16, 2020 at Fantin’s Funeral Chapel (13461 - 20 Ave., Blairmore, AB) with Pastor Al Robinson officiating. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, only 50 seats are available at the service and masks are mandatory. Please RSVP on the Fantin’s Funeral Chapel website, or by calling the office (see below). A live-streaming link will be available on the Fantin’s website for those who wish to attend via Zoom. Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted by the Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca), or by the Heart and Stroke Foundation (www.heartandstroke.ca). Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.
Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements. (403) 562-8555
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