Of Guelph, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, in his 70th year.
Beloved husband of Barb Petty. Loved father of Tiffany (Brian) McCallum, Taylor Petty (Neeru Kothari), Eric Guindon (Alicia Wolfe) and Joscelyn Guindon (Jason Coy). Loving grandfather of Ravyn Guindon-VanRoon and Payton McCallum. Also survived by a sister Gerry (Brian) Cartmell, sister-in-law Debra (Ken) Morrison, brother-in-law Bruce (Lucille) Williamson. Will be missed by nieces and nephews, Scott Booty and son Jacob, Sara Tatum, Melanie Morrison, Andrew (Amy) Williamson and Nicole Williamson. Predeceased by his parents Frank and Edith Petty.
Grant loved life and had a personality that showed it. He took great joy in being on the water on his boat with his family and friends. He also loved riding motorcycles, hunting, fishing and being at the trailer. He took great pride in his lawn care business and spending time with others. He was a fun-loving man, who touched the hearts of many and never missed the opportunity for a hearty laugh with friends. Grant was a volunteer fire fighter and an Optimist in Puslinch for years and dressed as Santa for over 25 years to bring holiday joy to many children. Grant was a man who was filled with love and cared deeply for his friends and family. His messages of love and compassion will be carried on by many, and most of all his sense of humour.
A memorial drop-in will be held at Nanson Hall (Duff’s Presbyterian Church) 319 Brock Rd. S, Aberfoyle on Saturday, January 20th, 2018 from 1-4 pm, with a dedication to start at 2 pm.
Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME.
A tree will be planted in memory of D. Grant Petty in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph Arboretum. Dedication service, Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 2:30 pm.