Grant William Lindsey passed away in St. Joseph’s Hospital, on Thursday August 3, 2017, with his family by his side. He was born in Peterborough on February 28, 1956 and grew up in Deep River, Ontario. After graduating from the University of Waterloo as an electrical engineer in 1980, he started his career at the Terrace Bay Paper Mill, working his way to Thunder Bay at Great Lakes Forest Product and Abitibi Mission Mill. He later moved on to work for Hydro One.
Grant married his loving wife Armagail North, and together they raised two daughters Hannah and Hayley. Grant’s greatest joy was working on boats, a passion first developed in his early teenage years. He started out on small boats and worked his way up to larger vessels, and thoroughly enjoyed cruising on Lake Superior each summer with his family and friends. Grant also loved working with his hands, completing countless projects around the home and boat. He greatly valued all of the tips and tricks he received from the Trades community that helped along the way. Grant led a very active life and was involved in many activities including running, cross country skiing, and scuba diving. He also had an appreciation for music and birds. He shared his active lifestyle with his daughters, coaching the girls’ hockey teams and encouraging them to complete their own scuba diving certificates. When these activities became too difficult to keep up with, he shifted his attention to water colour painting and became increasingly spiritual. He was very grateful for the mentorship and friendship of Peter Humeniuk and the painting group.
Grant will be deeply missed by his wife Armagail; daughters Hannah (Matt) and Hayley; parents June and William; siblings Steve (Kiki), John, and Joanne (Joe); his nieces, nephews and loving extended family. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 10, 2017, when family and friends will gather for Funeral Mass at 10:00am, at St. Agnes Church, 1019 Brown Street, celebrated by Rev. James Panikulam. Prayers will be offered Wednesday August 9, 2017 at 7:00pm in the Blake Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations made in memory of Grant to the Northern Cancer Fund would be appreciated.