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R. Grant Gilchrist
September 12, 1960
October 18, 2015
Grant was born on September 12, 1960 in Kincardine Hospital to Bob and June Gilchrist. Before long he found himself acting as big brother to Murray, Dale and Dan. Growing up surrounded by dairy and beef cattle helped him develop a love of farming, strong work ethic and excellent mechanical skills. Grant did well at school and made friends easily, a trend that would continue his entire life. Despite the hectic pace of farm life, he made time to pursue his athletic interests primarily in hockey and baseball. He also enjoyed snowmobiling , riding motorcycles and even played the trombone in the school band. After high school, Grant obtained a full-time position working for Kinloss Township, plowing snow and working on road maintenance. His abilities and leadership skills eventually earned him a position as Lead Hand in Ripley when Huron and Kinloss amalgamated. He managed to continue to farm while meeting the demands of full-time employment. In 1983 Grant married the love of his life, Denise King, and they moved into the farmhouse where he was raised. Two years later they welcomed a son, Brad, followed by a daughter Jess, in 1987. A good father, he made sure he was there to support his kids during sporting events and other milestones in their lives. Grant was also instrumental in his children developing a passion for showing cattle. His interest in the community was evident, fulfilling roles such as hockey coach and director of the Lucknow & District Co-op. His many friends knew they could count on Denise and him to be there in both the good times and the rough moments of life. In turn, they have been incredibly supportive through his battle with cancer. It goes without saying he will be deeply missed by his family and friends. He was the beloved husband of Denise (King). Dear father of Brad & Kristie of Lucknow and Jess & Neil Froats of Clandeboye. Survived by his parents Bob & June Gilchrist of Lucknow, his mother-in-law Thelma Affleck of Lucknow, and step-mother-in-law Darlene King of Wingham. Missed by his brothers Dale & Marilynne of Lucknow, and Dan & Lorelei of Georgetown. Also survived by his brother-in-law Rick & Mag King, and sister-in-law Michelle & Cory Seguin and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother Murray and father-in-law Ernie King. Visitation will be held on Thursday October 22, 2015 from 2-4 & 6-9 PM, at the Lucknow Presbyterian Church where the funeral Service will be conducted on Friday October 23, 2015 at 11 AM. Rev. Lynne Wilson officiating. Interment South Kinloss Cemetery. Donations in lieu of flowers to the Lucknow 4-H Beef Club, Lucknow Minor Hockey or Community Nursing Services are appreciated as expressions of sympathy
His Residence - Lucknow, Ontario
Please select one of the family's preferred charities:
 Lucknow 4-H Beef Club
 Lucknow Minor Hockey
 Community Nursing Sevices
Or select the charity of your choice below:
Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2015 from 2-4 & 6-9 PM.
Lucknow Presbyterian Church
October 23, 2015-11:00 am
Lucknow Presbyterian Church
578 Havelock Street
Lucknow, ON
(Map/Driving Directions)
South Kinloss Cemetery, Lucknow, ON
No video service available
Donations in lieu of flowers are appreciated.
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