Grant Edward Williams

June 30, 2016 20 Condolences Print Obituary

1959-2016

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Grant Edward Williams on June 3,   2016 in Grande Prairie, Alberta. Devoted and loving son of Diane McCusker; loving stepson of Terry McCusker; loving brother to Darlene Soper, Donna Soper and Stephen McCusker. Beloved nephew of Gary Reid. Proud uncle to Lauren Soper, Kurt Soper, Lindsey Soper, Reid Soper, Vaughn McCusker and Paige McCusker.

His love of the outdoors brought him to Western Canada and more recently Grande Prairie, Alberta which became his home. His love for his family was limitless as was his devotion to his dogs and all animals. Grant is fondly remembered by his tremendous sense of humour, lifelong passion for music and uncommon capacity for love and generosity. He will be truly and sadly missed by all who knew him but each and every day by his loving family. May he rest in peace.

A celebration of Grant's life will be held at a later date.

  1. I would like to express my heartfelt condolences to your entire family for the loss of such a wonderful, funny and truly unforgettable person. There are so many memories of Grant I will cherish forever, I pray for your family to find comfort and peace at this difficult time. I know there are many who will miss the generous, caring and loving person Grant was. Much love and hugs to you all.

  2. Rest In Peace Grant.You passed away way to young.I remember you as being so nice and kind to me and accepting me in your life as Verna’s daughter.I told mom today that you will look down on her and me a guardian angel.Hug her tight and let her know you are there and will always be there for her as a angel looking down on her.Soo sad to heed of your passing.Mom and I are going to go oneday and let flowers go in your memory.Rest in Peace Grant.Thank you for the momories.Hugs.❤️

  3. Grant I was Soo shocked and sad of your passing.You were to young to pass away.I remember you as being nice and kind and funny.You accepted me right away as Verna’s moms daughter.We got along good.As I saw mom very sad today and me as well.I Told her she has a angel watching over her and I believe you will vist her and give her a big hug and tell her not to be sad and that you are with her.Mom and I are going to go put flowers in the lake in your memory.Not far from where we lived with you.My idea to put flowers in your memory.Wow i am still in shock.This is not goodbye but a take care and rest in peace Grant.I am glad you came into mom and my life.Watch over me from time to time and my brothers as well.Hugs❤️

  4. I’m so sorry for your loss.Grant was my good old friend always looking out for me we had many good times lots of memories.never forget his huge smile great laugh.huge big teddy bear.love you brother.

  5. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. We will miss Grant’s wonderful sense of humour and kindness. We will always remember the times, Grant spent with our family. Rest in Peace Grant ❤️

  6. Grant was a very happy baby, I have fond memories of baby sitting him. Grants bond with his grandfather, (boppa, my father, his grandfather) was very loving, and strong. Grant would spend many wonderful hours with his boppa watching wild kingdom, and many other outdoor, fishing, and wildlife shows. His grandfather also taught him to run a boat and motor, and of course how to fish. Grants love for his mother, his two sisters, and brother was huge, as was Grants heart. Certainly Grant will be missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him. Rest in peace, we all miss and love you. Uncle Gary.

  7. Dearest Grant,
    Although you were far away, you were so special to me and loved so very much. I’ll never forget the good times I had, watching you grow into a wonderful, young man with your big smile and kind heart. You were an awesome brother to your siblings. No mom could ask for more in a son. I’ll always treasure our many phone calls. You left me far too soon. I will love and think of you, forever. Rest in peace, Grant.
    Love, Mom

  8. My sincere thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time. Grant, your smile and gentle nature will be truly missed. May you rest peacefully, knowing you are an inspiration to live life with kindness, acceptance and compassion. A true teacher…that’s how I will remember you. May peace be with you.

  9. I remember Grant like it was only yesterday. His energy and exuberance couldn’t be measured. As a teenager I was star struck; in awe, weak at the knees. Grant was larger than life, always smiling, and oh!, that laugh! To this day I’ve yet to meet anyone like him, but I’m glad to have had the chance to know a one-in-a-million Superman. God Speed.

  10. Grant was his mother’s first born and arrived in the world as a beautiful, chubby baby boy with a smile on his face that never left him. He was easy to love and hard to forget with an easy-going infectious nature that touched everyone he encountered. He cared about people and animals and loved his family. Words cannot express my heartfelt sympathy. My love and compassion go out to all of you.

  11. To just say you were my brother does not do justice to who you were in my life. You were a huge presence in this world and everyone who crossed your path knew it instantly. I was fortunate to know it every single day. I can see your smile and hear your laugh while I am writing this to you. I wish so much there were more days I could have spent with you and more of my life I could have shared with you but what I had was so amazing because of who you are. There is no one that can compare to your soft and caring soul. You left all of us way too soon but I know you are in a better place and that gives me comfort. I love you Grant and will think of you with a big smile of my own every single day. There is a star up there with your name on it and it definitely shines bright like a diamond.

    Love Darlene

  12. Dear Diane
    I know there can be no greater grief than losing a son. My heart aches for you & your family. Grant had a heart of gold he went out of his way to help so many. He could brighten the dullest day. I can still hear him say “no way”, or “totally to the max”. Grant truly loved life. Grant there were no good- byes for us but we will always remember you in songs we’ve listened to, walks, the ocean & stars. So you go REST HIGH ON THAT MOUNTAIN..YOUR WORK ON EARTH IS DONE.
    Until we meet again. Verna

  13. My dear son; I am heart broken to hear of your passing.You were my first born and i have wonderful memories of our times together as a boy growing up.Although we had not kept in touch you were never forgotten.I loved you. DAD

  14. On behalf of Grant’s family I would like to express our sincere thanks to all of you for your expressions of love and support during this difficult time. Our family journey during the past few weeks has confirmed what we already knew about Grant. Through many different lenses we have learned he was loved and revered by so many good people across Canada and profoundly impacted their lives! We are finding comfort and solace in all of your stories and memories!
    It warms our hearts to hear that our family along with fond memories of his life in Ontario were a constant source of strength for him. In addition to his family, Grant was loved and embraced by many good people who accepted him and treated him as family. For that we are truly thankful!
    Grant also shared a unique and very special bond of love with his mother which ultimately became his compass and guided him through the latter part of his life!
    Grant was described by all who knew him as a “gentle giant”, ” big teddy bear” and “someone who would give you the shirt off his back”. His work ethic was a great part of who he was and nothing was more rewarding or satisfying to him then putting in a good, hard day of work undoubtedly followed by a few tall boys at the end of the day!
    We have all spoken of his infectious laugh and ear to ear grin along with his love for the outdoors, music and his beloved dogs!
    Grant, we loved you so very much and truly missed spending time with you during these past few years! You were a protective, generous and as Mom said “an awesome brother”! How lucky were we to have had you as our big brother!
    Further to your wishes, we are bringing you home from your life’s journey to Northern Ontario to be close to us once again and to rest in peace with your grandfather”Grampa Greg or Boppa” .You will be surrounded by lakes, rivers, wildlife and all that you loved and cherished!!
    I love you Grant from the bottom of my heart! May you rest peacefully big Bro!
    Love your baby sister Donna or the “Flying Nun”! xxxxxxxxxxooooo

  15. Dear Diane:
    I’ve been told here is no pain greater than losing a child, regardless of their age. Although I never had the pleasure of knowing Grant, I recall the many loving stories you told me about this kind and caring young man.
    My thoughts and deepest sympathy are with you and your entire family throughout this difficult time.
    Betty Coulter

  16. To Grant Williams Family,
    Grant worked for us from Dec 2010 to Feb 2014, hauling water. He was a very good employee.
    Everybody on the rig location enjoyed him, he was very polite and considerate, always willing to give a
    helping hand. Grant phoned me on May 31, 2016 to see if a company had phoned me for references for a job. Asked how we were doing and always asked how the grandkids were. Grant probably would still be working for us if the oilfield hadn’t slowed down. We were shocked to hear the bad news and thank you Donna for letting us know. Grant you will be deeply missed, our thoughts and deepest sympathy are with you and your family at this time. Rest in Peace Grant.

  17. Grant you were an amazing human being, one that truly loved children and animals. You were so much fun to be around, and brought so much laughter and love to our family. We will truly miss your big hearty smile, and laugh. ❤️ May you rest in peace Grant, and may the angels bring you to paradise. ❤️ May god wrap you in his loving arms, and now you can be with your grandfather up in heaven. ❤️ may your family and friends be comforted during this time, amen

  18. Grant raised me from when I was just one year old and remained my dad until I was 24 years old. He was only 19 when he made the choice to be a step dad to my brother and I. My memories of him are that of a father…period.
    I have not seen or heard from Grant in 14 years which left me with feelings of ambivalence. When I was notified of this awful news….I fell to my knees with sadness!!….Grant raised me no matter what!
    I genuinely miss our time together and the bond we shared as father and daughter. This is a statement i said before i knew of his passing. He made me laugh…he made me cry…he made me happy….he made me sad……all the emotions a dad puts a daughter through!! I wish I could post pictures here as I have many of him being at his best …A DAD TO ME!!! I have painful regrets of our distance in the end.
    Gonna miss you, Grant and I regret the years we weren’t together!
    XOXOXO
    Rest in peace…..

  19. Hello Diane
    Have been thinking of what I could say to you at this very sad time. Although we have been friends for over 60 years there have been many years in between that we haven’t seen each other. The truth is I really didn’t know Grant, except for a couple of ‘outings’ we took our brood on together. I do remember him as being a very happy child, always laughing and very easy going – unlike we two who were frazzled trying not lose sight of our 5 kids, all under the age of 8. But we did keep track of them didn’t we, even though we were just kids ourselves.You were always a great Mom and the kids always came first in your heart.

    I can tell from reading these wishes that Grant kept his happy disposition and caring personality. My heart goes out to you dear friend.
    Anne xxx

  20. Grant, it has been one year today since your journey took you somewhere else. I think about you and miss you every day, your laugh was so contagious and special. I miss our talks and everything about you really. I pray that you have found the peace you truly deserved. Your music reminds me of you so much, I wish I could see you spinning those air drum sticks again, it always made me laugh. You are missed, loved, and will never be forgotten….you are in my heart forever and I can’t wait to see you again someday…????? xxoo

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