Celebration of Life

WHEN:

Thursday, March 28, 2024
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

WHERE:

Borden & Fleming Suites - Beechwood National Memorial Centre

Member for

4 years 11 months
Submitted by benoit on Tue, 02/06/2024 - 09:36:AM

Grant Manery, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, passed away on Thursday, February 1, 2024, after a courageous battle with cancer and Parkinson’s. Grant's departure leaves a profound void in the lives of those who cherished him deeply.

Grant's memory will forever be cherished by his beloved wife of 60 years, Donna; his sons and daughters-in-law, Rob and Robyn, Ken and Lee, Rich, and Mike; his cherished grandson, Isaac; his brothers, Elwood (Woody) and his wife Patricia, and Neil; and several nephews and nieces. He is preceded in death by his brothers Glen and Lyle, and sisters-in-law Betty, Lilas, and Michèle.

Grant was born on September 22, 1936, in Leamington, Ontario, to Ivan and Dorothy Manery. Raised on a farm, he embodied the values of hard work and perseverance from an early age. His journey led him to Queen's University, where he earned a degree in Electrical Engineering, laying the foundation for a remarkable career ahead.

Following his graduation, Grant embarked on a career path marked by innovation and dedication. His work at EMI in Ottawa saw him pioneering advancements in electronic ignition systems and car interior lighting. Subsequently, his tenure with the federal government spanned an impressive 30 years, during which he made significant contributions to the Department of Communications and later the Department of Transportation, where his work took him across the globe.

Beyond his professional accomplishments, Grant was deeply involved in his community. From his leadership role in the Boy Scouts, to his presidency at the R.C.M.P. Curling Club, his involvement of the Ottawa Kinsmen and the local community’s children’s play group, he left an indelible mark wherever he went. Grant's commitment to service extended to the establishment of the first Neighbourhood Watch in Beacon Hill, reflecting his unwavering dedication to the safety and well-being of others.

Grant's legacy transcends his professional achievements and community involvement. He was admired for his integrity, honesty, and unwavering sense of justice, traits that defined his character and influenced those around him. His sense of humor brought joy to countless hearts, while his kindness, gentleness and generosity touched many lives in profound ways.

In his leisure time, Grant found solace in simple pleasures—playing Euchre, Curling, fishing, woodworking, coin collection, tracing his family tree, building puzzles, and sharing treats with the neighborhood dogs. His love for his family, especially his weekly Zoom calls with his sons and grandson, and sneaking treats to Jasper brought him immense joy.

The family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Lajeunese, Vanessa, Isabelle, Katrina, and the compassionate nurses from St. Elizabeths for their exceptional care and support.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Grant's honor can be made to Parkinson Canada and/or the Ottawa Humane Society, causes close to his heart.

Grant's departure leaves an irreplaceable void, but his spirit will continue to inspire and guide those who were fortunate enough to have known him. May his soul find eternal peace, and may his legacy endure through the countless lives he touched. Dad, you will be deeply missed and will always remain in our hearts and memories.

A celebration of his life will be held on Thursday March 28th from 1 to 4pm at the Beechwood Cemetery in Ottawa.

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Nadine

My deepest condolences to the Manery family. May he rest in peace and continue curling and plying Euchre with the Angels.

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Vanessa Durand

Such beautiful words said about such an amazing man... I am honoured to have had the pleasure to meet and spend time with Grant, and family these past few months. To say I miss him would be an understatement. My deepest and sincerest condolences go out to his family and friends. My thoughts are with you all.

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woody manery

We shared many memories growing up and those memories will keep me smiling in the journey ahead.

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Deanna

I am remembering many memories with Grant over the years. Annoying him on how I dealt cards in Euchre will be one of my favourites! Wishing him peace and happiness

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Pat Maguire

A wonderful man who lived a wonderful life. God rest your precious soul.

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Graham Cook

Anyone who ever knew Mr Manery knew he was a good man. Especially those of us who knew him in our capacity as little kids. This tribute reminds us what accomplished and impactful person he was in so many important aspects of life. Sincere condolences.

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Christine Maguire

My deepest sympathies to the family during this difficult time. Sending love and prayers.

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Graham

Anyone who ever knew Mr Manery knew he was a good man. Especially those of us who knew him in our capacity as little kids. This tribute reminds us what accomplished and impactful person he was in so many important aspects of life. Sincere condolences.

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Sharon Cook

Grant was a fine man and an exemplary citizen. Our sons were lucky to be influenced by his qualities of morality and kindness as they grew up on Hubbard Crescent. When all the kids were grown, his kindness fell on the lucky neighbourhood dogs. He was a good man and will be much missed.

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Ron and Joan North

I first met Grant when I was hiring new engineers from Queens in 1958
Since then Grant, Donna, Joan I have been close friends and have enjoyed a family relationship over the years.
Our sincere condolences to
Donna, Rob, Ken, Michael and Richard

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