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John McLay Grant, (retired long-time teacher at Parry Sound High School; active member of St. James United Church) passed away peacefully at Belvedere Heights, on Thursday, September 26th, 2019. Age 81 years.

Beloved husband of Carol. Dear father of Brian and his wife Mindy; Karen Grant; Peter and his wife Loretta; and Diane Grant and Gord. Loving Grandpa of Colin and Kaitlin. Great Grandpa of Kaiden. Dear brother of Arthur and his wife Doris, and the late Bobby. Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends, and church family.

Private interment at Foley Memorial Cemetery.

Memorial Visitation in Celebration of John’s Life will take place at the Logan Funeral Home 81 James Street, Parry Sound (705-746-5855), on Friday, October 4th, between the hours of 2:00 – 4:00 P.M.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to St. James United Church, or Belvedere Heights would be appreciated.


Carol and family - We are sorry to learn of John's untimely death. He was a wonderful man. In the days ahead, remember the happy times you shared together. We extend our sincere condolences to you and your family.

Gwen and Wilson

-Gwen and Wilson Abraham

I'm sorry to hear of Mr. Grant's passing. I have fond memories of him in high school. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

-Doug Newton

Sorry to hear of John's passing. I worked for the School Board and knew John as a very jolly uplifting teacher.

-Paulette LaBrash

I’m so sorry to hear about John (Mr. Grant)’s passing. I remember his great sense of humour and how he always took an interest in what I was up to. He was so personable, kind and funny. My condolences, I’m so sorry for your loss.

-Nathalie Woodhouse

My condolences to the entire family.

-Chris Whittaker

Carol and family:
We were very sorry to learn of the loss of John. For years he was a great inspiration and leader for the Technical Department and the students of PSHS. Our most sincere condolences to you and your family at this difficult time. He will be missed.

-Marcia and Bob Groskorth

Mr. Grant was my Drafting teacher in Grade 9 back in 1980 at PSHS. Later in life in the early 2000's his son Brian was my co-worker at Golder Associates in Sudbury. Rest in peace "Johnnie".

-Rene Newton

By my reckoning, Mr. Grant was only 24 years old back in 1962 when he first encountered our 9T5 class. He was quite popular, friendly and informal but surprisingly strict as well. Of all the “shop” classes we took at PSHS I think his drafting course equipped us best for the direction we were headed. Over my professional engineering career I often had cause to remember him. RIP

-Ron Richmond

Sorry for your loss. John was my supervisor but also a good friend. We loved his free range turkeys!

-Ray and Jan Verschuere

Carol, Brian, Karen, Peter and Diane -
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
I treasure the table John made for me out of the scraps from the tree I gave him for the central beam in your house.
Blessings of comfort and peace,

-Roberta Smart

Saddened to learn that our friend John Grant has passed away.
John was a frequent visitor at our cottage. He enjoyed remembering many old Scottish words and sayings whilst joining Bob with a wee Scottish dram. He brought jokes and laughter with him every time he visited; he had such an infectious laugh.
Sincere condolences to Carol and family. He will be greatly missed by many.

-Bob and Agnes Seaton