Grant Wallace Alexander Walsh

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Grant Wallace Alexander Walsh

July 2, 1954 - July 14, 2020

Passed away on July 14th, 2020 at the age of 66. After several months of declining health, Grant died peacefully with his children by his side at the Northumberland Hills Hospital.

Grant was born in Trenton, on July 2nd 1954 He was preceded in death by his parents Earl & Irene Walsh, his wife Madeleine Walsh, his son Joshua Walsh, and his sister Valerie Ellis.

He is survived by his children Travis Walsh (Stephanie), Matthew Walsh (Becki), Christopher Walsh (Colleen), and daughter Rachel Walsh. Grant was a loving grandfather of 10 beautiful children and a wonderful brother, cousin, uncle, and friend to so many.

Renowned for his wisdom, creativity, selflessness, and character, Grant was a kind soul with a strong work ethic. Grant was an entertaining storyteller, a collector, a world traveler, a music enthusiast, a craftsman, and a green thumb with a large thirst for knowledge. Grant had a few professions in his life but regardless of where and what he was doing, he established long-lasting relationships with so many along the way. He was held in the highest regard and loved dearly. Grant will be deeply missed. May your stories and fond memories of Grant continue on through you.

Grant will be laid to rest alongside Madeleine and Joshua at the St. Mary's Cemetery in Grafton, Ontario following a private gathering with immediate family. To honor and celebrate the life of Grant, please feel free to share your thoughts, stories, and special moments.

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betty calberry - July 29, 2020

I worked with Grant for many years a the Cobourg HOSPITAL years ago on Chapel street . Madelaine worked there at that time. Both where well respected . It was an honour to have known them both sincerely

Joy and Thomas Robinson - July 29, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Camp Trillium

Margaret Calder and family - July 24, 2020

So sorry for the loss of your Dad. It was always a pleasure to visit with your Mom and Dad at the butcher shop ❤️

Gord Thompson - July 21, 2020

Sorry for your loss. I worked with Grant at the old Cobourg Hospital. Always funny and Jollie.

Patrick and Elaine Griffin. Orangeville, Ontario - July 21, 2020

Chris, Colleen and Family, our deepest sympathy on the loss of your Father. Rest in Peace.

Cecilia Geens - July 20, 2020

The Walsh family as Grafton residents and members of St.Mary'sChurch Parish are remembered by our parishioners and at this sad time of the loss we extend our sincere condolences to all his family. Our C.W.L.monthly mass for the bereaved of the parish will remember him.May he rest in peace.

Justin Fraser - July 20, 2020

I’m going to miss your dad, he was a big part of my life for a long time. You did a wonderful thing for him. I know he’s proud. Love you, Justin and Karyn, Hallie and Jack

Ann Marie and Mike McMcIvor - July 18, 2020

Matt , Becki, Maddi, We are so sorry to hear about your Father. Please accept our deepest condolences.

Dorothy Way - July 18, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Grant. I have not seen him for years, but I remember working with him at the Cobourg General Hospital. He was always great to work with. Always ready to help, cheerful and often cheered everyone around him with a story or two. A very proud father who spoke with love about his family. Sending my deepest condolences.

Chris & Brenda Gabovic - July 18, 2020

Our condolences to everyone during this difficult time.

Mary Lou Taylor - July 18, 2020

My condolences to your family. I worked with both your Mom and Dad at the Cobourg General Hospital for many years. May you rest in peace,Grant.

Tanis & Leo and family - July 18, 2020

Deepest sympathy on the loss of your Dad. Thinking of you all Love Tanis, Leo, Cale & Nick

craig bowman - July 18, 2020

Matt [Becki] and family Deepest sympathy to you at this time Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Craig and Debi Bowman

David and Brenda - July 17, 2020

Chris, Colleen and girls, Our heartfelt hope that the love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. Our most sincere condolences. David and Brenda

David and Brenda - July 17, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital

Wendy Tomaz - July 17, 2020

I worked with Grant at the hospital years ago...he was always ready to help and we all loved him for it. May he be with Madeleine in heaven.

Mary Ito - July 17, 2020

Chris and family: So very sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. Thank goodness for memories! Cherish them well. Thinking of you.

Tricia andDean Bosnell - July 17, 2020

Our Condolences to the Family. Dean will remember fondly working with Grant at the NHH.

Bambi Cochrane - July 17, 2020

So sorry for your loss. My condolences to the family.

Rob Jewitt - July 17, 2020

I'm sorry for your loss. I worked with Grant many times at the old Cobourg Hospital. He was a wonderful colleague and was liked by all.

Merle Venne - July 17, 2020

May you rest in peace Grant. My condolences to the family.

Richard McEntee - July 17, 2020

Grant was a man with many hats. I had the pleasure of working side by side with Grant. You R. I. P. good man.

Kevin Scrimgeour & Natasha Gavan - July 17, 2020

Deepest sympathies and condolences during this difficult time. Our thoughts are with you Walsh families..

Maureen Canfield - July 17, 2020

Deepest condolences to the family. Had the pleasure of working with Grant at the hospital. RIP Grant

Helene Griffin - July 16, 2020

I was very sorry to hear about the passing of Grant. I worked at the hospital for many years and have fond memories of Grant, he always had a smile and always found the time to talk, he could make you laugh and I remember him for being really kind and loving his family, I am really sorry for your loss.

Brandy & Mike Purdy - July 16, 2020

How our paths would cross many times over the years. I first met Madeline about 30 yrs ago as a co-op student. Then years later when I started at the Cobourg Hospital, you helped train me when I was begining my career in Nursing and we worked along side each other for many years. Then you moved to the maintenance department just before the new hospital was built and worked there until retirement. And now years later our paths cross again as my 2 oldest girls have become close friends with Rachel's 2 oldest girls through Cadets over the last few years. May you rest in peace and your family forever have fond memories.

Brandy & Mike Purdy - July 16, 2020

How our paths would cross many times over the years. I first met Madeline about 30 yrs ago as a co-op student. Then years later when I started at the Cobourg Hospital, you helped train me when I was begining my career in Nursing and we worked along side each other for many years. Then you moved to the maintenance department just before the new hospital was built and worked there until retirement. And now years later our paths cross again as my 2 oldest girls have become close friends with Rachel's 2 oldest girls through Cadets over the last few years. May you rest in peace and your family forever have fond memories.

Nancy and Don Linton - July 16, 2020

So sorry to hear of Grant's passing. I worked with Madeline and Grant at the hospital. Both were very proud of their children and their accomplishments. We have fond memories of them both.

Sarah Cowin - July 16, 2020

Grant was such a pillar in the old hospital... it was a pleasure to work with him! SO Sorry for your loss at such a young age! RIP Grant!

Brenda Arthur - July 16, 2020

So sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad.My thoughts are with all of you at this difficult time.Grant was a very kind,caring man.A pleasure to work with .Cherish your memories,they will last forever.

RubyAnne and David Feeney - July 16, 2020

Grant was one of the beautiful souls who have left this world much too early . Our condolences and prayers to his family.

Marg Gordon - July 16, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital

Barry & Bridget Lessard - July 16, 2020

Our Sincere condolences to All. Chris..I remember your Dad as a really kind and gentle man...just went about his way at his job. ..and always ready to help out. I know he was very proud of you.He will be in our prayers. Sincerely, Barry and Bridget.

Dennis Winnifred - July 16, 2020

Sympathy and prayers.

Gayl Nelson - July 16, 2020

Sorry to hear of your loss. It is never easy to lose someone you love.

Rosemary Nicholson - July 16, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Crohn's and Colitis Canada

Glenna Huth - July 16, 2020

Chris and family, I am saddened to hear of your loss. May the love and support of family and friends help ease your pain.

Lee May - July 16, 2020

I’m sorry to hear of Grant’s passing. As a teenager and young adult, sitting at his table drinking mugs of bottomless coffee, he would talk with me, debate and teach me with a level of respect that no other “adults” offered me in those days. He was the first of my friends' fathers to say “You can drop the Mister and just call me, Grant” by years. I’ll always appreciate what he taught me and how he did it with such decency. My thoughts are with Grant’s family and friends at this time.

Therese & Barry May - July 16, 2020

Dear Chris, Matt, Travis, Rachel and family. Barry & I wish to extend our deepest sympathy on the passing of Grant. Hugs to all from the May families.

Ruth Root - July 16, 2020

I worked with both Madeline and Grant at Cobourg Hospital.I am very sorry for your loss, they were both wonderful and caring people.

Lorraine Chapman - July 16, 2020

Our most sincere condolences to the Walsh family, Robert and Barbara. Fond memories growing up in East Colborne. Rest In Peace Grant💐🙏

Karen & Randy Stanlake - July 16, 2020

Rachael, so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Cherish all the great memories with him. He lives on in the hearts of all who loved him.

Ruth Root - July 16, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Humane Society (Port Hope)

Wendy symons - July 16, 2020

I had the honour of working with Grant at the Cobourg Hospital. He was a wonderful, kind, at times michevious person, dedicated to his family and his profession. I remember him proudly showing the doll house he made for Rachael. He was a great person, hugs to the family. Wendy

Willie, Kim & children. - July 15, 2020

We send our most sincere condolences & best wishes to all the family.

Penny Bondy - July 15, 2020

Miss you. Will miss your cherry cheese cake and the long talks with my favourite brother-in-law. Love you. My angels are with you.

Stephen Wilson - July 15, 2020

My condolences to all the Family.

Tom Abrams - July 15, 2020

My condolences to the Walsh family. And Grant may you rest in peace.🙏🏼

Shirley Wetherup - July 15, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Canadian Cancer Society

Glenda Martin - July 15, 2020

My condolences Matt, Becky and the family for your loss.

Sara May - July 15, 2020

Deepest sympathies for the loss of your Father. Thinking of you during this difficult time. Sara

Emma Root - July 15, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital

Shirley Wetherup - July 15, 2020

I will affectionately remember Grant as a man who loved to tinker in his garage, and planning another renovation project. All while never completing the ones he started. I am going to miss my weekend visits, and the lively political debates that we would engage in while sitting around the kitchen table, and drinking copious amounts of tea. Grant loved to host the family reunions, as he loved nothing more than to be with family, despite the gruffness he may have exhibited. His next greatest love aside from family, was his faithful pet companion Champ. Grant, you were more than a cousin, I considered you a brother. I am really going to miss you.❤️

Grace Clouthier - July 15, 2020

I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. I worked with your Dad for several years at the hospital. My deepest condolences to all.

Linda & Larry McMurray - July 15, 2020

So very sorry for your loss.

Arend Baayen - July 15, 2020

My deepest condolences. Grant was a great guy and an awesome neighbour.

Donna M Logel - July 15, 2020

Sorry deeply sorry to hear of Grant's passing.

Jeanie Haig - July 15, 2020

I’m so sorry to hear about Grants passing. My condolences to the entire family. He was a kind man.💙💐 Jeanie H