GRANT, Robert (Bob)

It is with deep sorrow that we mourn the passing of Robert (Bob) Grant. Bob made his journey to heaven on June 1, 2021. He passed away peacefully with his loving wife of 40 years at his side.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Betty; three daughters Carol (Ken), Katherine (Doug), Kimberley (Byron); four grandchildren Angela (Mike), Kristina (Cody), John, Rachel; and one great-grandson Elias. He was predeceased by his parents Duncan and Jean Grant.

Bob was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on July 18, 1938. He immigrated to Canada with his parents in 1953. He started working at AGT when he was 16 years old and retired after 38 years of service.

Bob’s greatest passions were soccer, golf and his love and exceptional talent with oil paints. He also loved hockey and listening to music. He loved all genres of music, but one of his favourites was The Rat Pack from the 60’s.

Bob started playing soccer in May 1953 and played until he was 52 years old, scoring 392 goals during that time. He then started coaching soccer where he met a lot of wonderful people. He especially enjoyed the ladies league and their Friday night games. Bob loved playing golf and spent most weekends on the golf course. When he wasn’t golfing or coaching soccer, he was in the basement with his oil paints. His talent was amazing and his art is proudly displayed by his friends and family that were lucky enough to receive one of his paintings.

Bob, you will be lovingly and sadly missed by your many friends and family. You were an exceptional man. We will miss your funny stories, your funny drawings during our family Pictionary games, your wit and your charm. Your absence leaves an empty place in our hearts. Thank you for sharing your life with us. We will treasure all our memories with you. We will never forget you and will honour you by striving to be all that we loved about you. Our love for you is eternal. We won’t say goodbye, but will only say until we meet again. We love you with all our hearts.

“There may be other songs to sing, another fall, another spring, but there will never be another you.”

The family wishes to express our heartfelt thanks to the staff at Grey Nuns Hospital Unit 51.

A private funeral service will be held with his immediate family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Alberta Diabetes Foundation,

Serenity Funeral Service Leduc 780-980-3688

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Maria Klar

Betty, I just learned of Bob’s passing and i am saddened. Bob was a very special coach for many years… going back when he coached me a as a mini-mite for the West Meadowlark community league soccer team. My prayers are with you and the family. Even though I don’t paly soccer any more, the years Bob was my coach were some of the most memorable! He will be missed by many! My thoughts and prayers are with you. Maria Klar (Gerritsen)

Gunnar Schmidt-Paborn

My early engineering days at AGT will always be fondly connected to Bob, when he showed me the ” ropes ” and Irv Armstrong, Bob and myself had great times in the tower and in the field. My condolences to the family.

Jenn McDonald

I was so sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. I enjoyed having him as a coach the last few summers . He had so many great stories and I learned so much from him. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Betty.

Rhys Bailey

Just saw this sad news Betty – I remember how kind Bob was to me back in the Strikers days and beyond … we always had a word and a laugh when we ran into each other … my thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.


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