Grant D. Lee - September 19, 1947 - February 10, 2020.
It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of a dear husband, brother and uncle. Grant was born to Herbert (Bert) and Adell (Butt) Lee on September 19, 1947 in Wilkie, Saskatchewan, the youngest of five. In the early 1960s Grant left Saskatoon for BC - first to Abbotsford then to Kitimat - working at various jobs while becoming an accomplished skydiver (licence D98, aka Baby Huey). In the late 1960s Grant returned to Saskatoon but moved back to BC in 1971 and worked at BC Rail until his retirement in 2004.
While in Prince George, Grant met the love of his life, Geraldine (Geri) Godwin, on the drop zone. In 1973 Grant was transferred to North Vancouver as a Rail Traffic Controller. They made their home in North Vancouver and continued sky diving, switched to flying, then to motorcycles. Grant enjoyed down hill skiing in the morning, playing tennis in the afternoon, then calling his Saskatchewan family to tell them about it. He took up fly fishing (tying the flies), and archery (fletching the arrows). And golfing was done on vacation, meeting Verne and Fay in the Kootenays for the annual Lee Tour.
Grant and Geri retired to Creston in 2006 to be near Verne, Fay and golf. Grant joined the Creston Golf Club and was always thinking about how to do it better (one golf partner referring to his swing as the ‘big easy’). In the winter months Grant enjoyed playing pool with the Legion group - kibitzing and coming home with his winnings of a dollar or less! Early on, Grant discovered the Kootenay River Road and was a daily walker while searching for wild life - coyotes in particular.
Grant is survived by Geri, his wife of 45 years, siblings Terry Lee, Comox; Verne (Fay) Lee, Creston; Valerie (Jack) Welsh, Thunder Bay; Brent (Marie) Lee, Trail. He will be missed dearly by his sister-in-law Marge (Mike) Kennedy, West Creston, and was a favourite uncle to 11 nieces and nephews.
Grant loved retirement and living in the Creston Valley - he was a contented man. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.
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