It is with sadness that the family of Donald James Grasby announces his passing on Sunday, July 15, 2012 at the Grandview Hospital at the age of 84.
Don was born in Grandview, Manitoba on June 28, 1928 to Robert and Mabel Grasby (nee Barnett). He was the youngest of five siblings. He had two sisters, Ruth and Evelyn, and twin brothers, Howard and Harold. Don grew up on the family farm and attended the Ottawa School until Grade 8 at which time he joined his brother Harold in running the farm. On July 11, 1956 he married Donna Somers. He was blessed with two daughters, Debbie and Deneen.
Despite his busy days of farming he found time to take part in various organizations. He had been a member of the local hospital board, United Church board, and served 14 years as a member of the Co-op board. He joined the local Lions Club and was an affiliate member of the Legion. He was always a proud supporter of the Conservative Party.
Next to farming and a love for cattle, Don’s other interests included traveling, camping, curling, and most of all visiting with neighbours, family, and friends.
Don was always happy to have two daughters and sons-in-law that lived so close and he felt very lucky to have his four grandchildren in his life. He always told them stories and entertained them with his jokes and quick wit.
Those Don leaves to cherish his memory are his wife Donna, his daughters Debbie (James) Winfield and Deneen (Grant) Fisher, his grandchildren Kyra Winfield, Lindsay Winfield (Nick Kuzyk), Wendy Fisher, and Travis Fisher, as well as his brother Harold and extended family and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Mabel Grasby, his sisters, Ruth and Evelyn, and his brother Howard.
Memorial service was held on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. from the Grandview United Church with Rev. Karen Kuzek officiating. Ruth Clark served as organist, accompanying the Grandview United Church Choir. Don’s daughters Debbie and Deneen delivered the eulogy celebrating his life. Interment followed in the Grandview Memorial Gardens. The Urnbearer was Travis Fisher.
If friends so desire, donations in memory of Don may be made to Grandview District Hospital.Print This Post