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Charles Grant Cook

October 28, 1921 - December 6, 2011

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Grant passed away peacefully on December 6, 2011 with his loving wife, Sue, at his side. He will also be sadly missed by his son Garry (Christine) of Vancouver, nephew Walter (Virginia) Cook, niece Lorraine (Buck) Venables, both of Osoyoos; nephew Wallace (Joan) Cook of Keremeos and several nieces and nephews & great nieces and nephews in B.C. and Alberta. Grant was born in the small town of Cookville, Alberta, to Charles and Corrine Cook- the 5th of 6 children. He was predeceased by his first wife, Bernice; and brothers Bernie, Garrick, Harvey, Allison and sister Maureen. Grant left home at an early age to work at the Noorduyn Aviation Plant in Montreal, during the war years. After the war, he pursued a career in Marketing & Sales and held executive positions with Timex (Canada), and World’s Finest Chocolates. In a fund-raising campaign for school sports programs, he sold 27 tons of chocolates and won an award as “Mr. Chocolate” of Canada. He also traveled worldwide marketing a vinyl repair system he franchised, and eventually sold. Grant was known and loved by his family and friends, as a man of adventure and a man who could turn the grayest sky blue with his sense of humor. His visits always came with numerous travel tales to enjoy and products to inspect. In 1982, Grant and Sue retired to the Shuswap where they enjoyed many happy years with good friends, family visits and a chance to renew a life-long passion for fishing and hunting. In 2000, the family connections and milder winters of Osoyoos drew them south. Once again they built a new life, making new friends in a new community. Grant’s desire to make new friends and keep former ones, and his humorous approach to life’s difficulties, eased their move. They quickly became a part of the community, first at ‘The Palms’ and then at ‘Casitas Del Sol’ Over the years, Grant had many successes and he also had a unique quality – he was the conduit for family information. Because his businesses required cross-country travel, he made a point of visiting family whenever possible, and passing on news and greetings from one to another. Keeping family communications open was very important to him. He will be missed. We take consolation knowing that he is in a better place and that he will be checking out the way for us. God Speed, Grant. According to Grant’s wishes, there will be no service. Thank you to Dr Tarr of the Desert Doctor’s Clinic and the staff at Mariposa Gardens for their care and concern. Arrangements by Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service and Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos, B.C. Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to The Salvation Army and The Penticton S.P.C.A..

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Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Pat Philpott
Relation: Friend of Sue and Grant

Dear Sue -I was away in Toronto and did not know that Grant had passed away. What a long, sad year was 2011. So much for us to bear. Thinking of you and the times we spent together with our loved ones in Mariposa. Sincerely, Pat

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