Richard "Grant " Oliver

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(Richard) Grant Oliver ~ August 27, 1935 – July 8, 2019 ~ At peace and rejoicing in the presence of his Saviour.  Grant was the loving husband of Doreen for 61 years.  Father of Rick (Catherine) and Lisa (Darcy Joyce), and grandfather to Ruthann, Troy, Keara and Lexie.  Predeceased by parents Dick & Jean Oliver.  An old soldier (RCR, CINTC) who was blessed with brothers Jim (Fran) and Dave (Lynn), and sisters Pat (Jim Farquharson) and Kathy (Gary Dalby). A very special family at St. Johns Church, Cresswell. Grateful for the many friends in Cannington and area, sharing much laughter.

Service Information

Funeral service Saturday, July 13 @ 2pm, St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 97 Cresswell Road, Cresswell, ON.


Arrangements entrusted to Fallis & Shields Funeral Home and online condolences or donations may be made at


Doreen and Family Sorry to hear that Grant has passed. A great guy and always ready to tell a story. Grant will missed by your family and all who knew him.

Doug and Carole Dance

When we remember Grant, his stories, warm humour and generosity come to mind. In the 70’s Doreen and Grant welcomed us to CFB Lahr. Grant told of how after manoeuvres, he fell asleep under a tank, only to wake later to find that the whole army had moved on. Years later, Doreen and Grant welcomed us to Cannington, where Grant proudly displayed the impressive paintings he’d created. We were delighted when he gave us a charming northern landscape which now graces our cottage. Never discouraged by the vicissitudes of ill health, Grant radiated a droll charm that made those around him appreciate the goodness in life. Sadly the good soldier has moved on, leaving us with these rich memories. Our heartfelt condolences to Doreen, Rick, Lisa and their loved ones. Marion and Les Green

Marion and Les Green

Dear Lisa , Darcy , Keara and Lexie, Our heart goes out to each of you and we send our love . We know that you will deeply miss your Dad( father-in-law , and grandfather ! We will keep you in our prayers at this time and going forward . May God help you cope with your loss and give you increasing hope for eternal life and a fantastic reunion with this very special man <3 <3 <3

Luise and Ted Wood