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Time: 1:00 p.m.
Date: Monday, February 1, 2016
Place: First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg, 603 Wellington Crescent at Academy
Flowers: Charity of Choice
GRANT STEPHEN RONDEAU
After a hard fought battle with cancer, Grant Rondeau, beloved husband, father, and grandfather has passed away at his residence on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at the age of 63 years.
Predeceased by his parents Alfred and Cecile and survived by the love of his life Kelly; daughter Jody; son-in-law Billy; step-children Gary, Cheryl, Josh(Angie) and Tyler as well his siblings Bruce(Phyllis), Tim(Angie) and Kathy(Sinc). He also survived by his 13 grandchildren, Marissa (Jon), Chase, Lacey, Storm, and two foster children Larry, Elyssa, Jennifer, Michael, Keri and Kailee, Parker and Willow.
Grant previously attended Glenwood and Glenlawn Schools. Around the age of 15 he ran his own grocery store, which was one of his first jobs. He was a jack-of-all-trades but his true passion was carpentry; something which has inspired his grandson Chase to follow his footsteps.
In 1987 he and Kelly met and it was love at first sight. Grant was a kind, caring and gentle man. He was there for you when you needed it whether you just needed a good laugh or you needed some advice. He also cared very much for animals and treated his dog Kiki as if she was another human daughter. He always knew how to make anyone laugh with his countless jokes even if the joke had been told several times before.
All-in-all, Grant was an incredible man who loved to make everyone happy and he will forever live on in his family who loved him dearly.
Grant's life will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 1, 2016 in the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 603 Wellington Crescent at Academy Road. At Grant’s request, please arrive with only good humour and fun memories; leaving as many tears at home as possible.
The family would like to give their deepest sincere thank you to Dr. Dawe and nurse Debbie from CancerCare Manitoba and to his "Earth Angels" from the WRHA Palliative Care Program for the professional and compassionate care they provided Grant in his time of need.
Jody and Billy would like to express a very special thank you to Kelly for taking the best of care of Dad.
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From: Ellie Weaver
January 27, 2016 @ 6:08 p.m.
I remember when Jody and Billy lived in the same block as me and Grant and Kelly came over we were having water balloon fights and they just joined in we were all laughing and having so much fun.
Grant was a good man who loved his family and will be missed.
From: Marissa Delorme
January 25, 2016 @ 4:09 p.m.
My grandpa was a strong, loving man with a great sense of humor and the best hugs.
I'll never forget the simplest lessons in life he's taught me (such as being kind to those who need it), to the more complex (you can't please everyone, but you can always try your best).
He really was someone you could always rely on, without ever having to ask.
I'll miss everything about him, but it's only, "goodbye for now", to put it in his words.
From: Jody Delorme
January 23, 2016 @ 8:42 p.m.
Looking at pictures of dad's past makes me realize he was a pretty cool guy and had an awesome life.
I have too many memories of him to start writing about him but the best times I remember were related to visiting him at my Grandpa Rondeau's house. On my 10th birthday dad went all out and treated me like a little lady. He bought me a whole new outfit and dressed me up head to toe then we went out for a fancy supper. He even gave me a beer lol !
Don't know what I will do without you dad. I will always remember your voice and how every phone call started with, "Hi sweetie".
Love you and miss you always dad.
From: Cheryl McPherson
January 23, 2016 @ 3:06 p.m.
When I was 12 years old, dad said to me, " Come on Cheryl, we've got things to do today!" We went shopping for new bedding for my room and then he took me out for brunch at the International House of Pancakes!! Just dad and I. It was an amazing day, He made me feel so special!
Dad always had a way of making you feel so loved with his big bear hugs when you came in the house and when you left the house.
Love you dad!!!!!
From: Billy Delorme
January 22, 2016 @ 5:02 p.m.
Everytime Jody and I went there and knocked on the door Grant would say, "Come in", followed by "The farmers are in town!", followed by a big laugh. And when it was time to go he always told Me, "I'll give you a call this week.", followed by a little laugh and a "bye for now". He always got up following us to the main door, smiling and waving. Every time he phoned me it was "Hi hows it going man?, followed by a question about the van or just to tell me about some up-coming jobs he was working on. I asked if he wanted to talk to Jody.. always, "ya OK.." Then Jody would take the phone I could hear Grant say, "hi sweet".
I'm definitely going to miss that... and having him over for BBQ and a few drinks...
Miss you dad