It is with great sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of Grant Geddes, on June 12, 2019, at the age of 72. Beloved husband to Eileen Geddes (Cardiff) of 48 years. Devoted and dearly loved father of Jay (Fiona), Rhonda (David) Summers and Bow (Jill). Adored grandfather of his seven grandsons, Grant and Jordan Summers, Noah and Cooper Geddes and Rory, Grady and Crosby Geddes, whom he loved with all his heart. Predeceased by his parents, Ralph and Jessie (nee Box) Geddes. Survived by his sister Ruth (Lindsay) Stewart, his brother, Dean (Marlene) Geddes and in-laws, Marie and Billy Smith and Glen and Marie Cardiff. He will also be missed by nieces, nephews and friends.
Grant was a hardworking, extremely generous, fiercely strong, humble, supportive, loyal and respected man. He was a reserved and private person but he really enjoyed having one-on-one conversations with people; many were surprised by his wisdom, vast knowledge on various topics, and his witty disposition. He often surprised people with his wise cracks and one-liners! He enjoyed telling jokes and recounting stories to his family and friends, often leaving everyone in stitches! He truly left a positive impression on people; he was remarkable.
Grant’s passions were vast. He loved going on long drives and travelling with Eileen, boating on Hurds Lake, trying new restaurants, and he was an avid reader who kept up on current events. He particularly loved working outside in the yard at home on his hill, down at the creek and in the meadow. He died doing what he loved, which is consoling as he didn’t suffer, but painful, as it was so sudden and far too early for him to be taken from us.
Above all, Grant was an avid supporter of his seven grandsons. He loved being a part of their lives and watching them grow up; he couldn’t wait to see them to hear all their updates! He travelled around the Ottawa Valley cheering them on in their many sports, providing encouragement and praise. He particularly enjoyed following their hockey, going to various arenas around Renfrew County, in Ottawa and beyond, which made for a busy winter given all 7 grandsons played. His grandsons will miss not seeing grandpa in the stands cheering them on, and many of the fans will miss his commentating in the stands as well!
Respecting Grant’s wishes, there will be no visitation, only a private cremation.
We will forever miss him and he will always stay close in our hearts.
Condolences may be made at www.mcphailandperkins.ca