Grant H. Ellison

Grant Harold Ellison of Goderich, Ontario passed away peacefully at Alexandra Marine and General Hospital on Monday May 17, 2021 in his 82nd year.  

Loving husband and best friend of the late Doris (May 26, 2014).  Dear Father of Vickie, Darlene, Kate (Otto), Debra (Sterk), and Tammy.  Proud Grandfather, Great Grandfather and Great Great Grandfather.  Survived by his sister Carol Sas and nephew Peter.  Predeceased by his parents Gladys and Roy and his sisters Joyce and Gail.  

A private graveside service will be held.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to The Harbouraires Men’s Choir would be greatly appreciated….Music was Grant’s heart.  Memorial donations can be made directly, or (by cheque made out to The Harbouraires Men's Choir) through Wareing Cremation Services, 346 Simcoe St., Tillsonburg, Ontario N4G 2J8 (519-409-5575) entrusted with final arrangements.  Your messages of remembrance and condolence may be shared here at

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  • We just found out that Grant passed away.We are good friends of Gail and David s. May Grant rest in peace .

    Denise and Jack Kelly
  • We worked with Grant at the Ontario Hospital. When he was on night shift the ward was treated to his wonderful voice as he went through the morning routine. Hard to be anything but happy to be at work when you heard him sing. Our condolences and thoughts to all his family members.

    David & Sheila Orr
  • I knew Grant only through Harbouraires where I was greatful to sit beside him and have a rock solid pitch to hang onto. He did a lot for the Harbs handling the wardrobe in addition to his beautiful singing.
    My condolences to the family in his passing.

    Con Melady
  • What a talented and genial guy Grant was! A faithful member of the Goderich Harbouraires Male Chorus for many a year, he could always be counted on to deliver his best, whether as a soloist or foot soldier. He showed particular musical talent in our rendition of “Those Were The Days”. The current director joins all members past and present in sending heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.

    Paul Howe
  • Our condolences to Grant’s family.

    Jim Mulhern – Archivist
    Goderich Harbouraires

    Jim Mulhern
  • Hi Tammy Thinking if you at this very sad time. Sending virtual hugs and warm healing energy your way. He is in heaven with his sweetheart for eternity now, and although I know you will miss him dearly, he will be your new Guardian Angel. Our deepest condolences Paul and Finola x

    Finola MacGinty
  • so sorry to hear about your dad’s passing Tammy. Grant was an amazing man and will be missed by many! End of an era for sure

    Amanda Young
  • To the Ellison family:- So sad to hear of Grant’s passing, one of the nicest guy’s anyone could meet. Best friends with my late brother Peter, who will be tuning up the guitar!

    David & Barbara Cullen
  • Uncle Grant and Aunt Dodo were the highlight of all my family reunions and Goderich trips. My deepest condolences. His songs will still ring clear in my mind as some of my earliest memories. Lots of love.

  • Grant was an amazing guy to work with at the hospital. We would occasionally bump into each other in later years when he was still out and about and have a friendly hug and chat. Sweet Sweet man, I am very saddened that he is gone from this earth.

    Jo-anne Homan
  • My deapest condolences go out to Grants family. He was such an inspiration to everyone who had the chance to know him. He will be remembered and never forgotten.

    Teresa Blok
  • So sorry for your loss Vickie. Sending hugs.

    Irene Evans and Art Patterson
  • Grant was a good man and a caring nurse. I will always have many fond memories of the years we worked together. Rest In Peace dear friend.

    Gloria Fisher
  • My condolences to you girls…. and your families. Grant and Doris will have a glorious union beyond the gates. I have always admired how you have all stuck together in times of sorrow and of joy. I know their legacy will continue. Hugs to all.

  • Our condolences. May you cherish your memories. I remember him singing with my Mom in the choir. A wonderful person.

    Diana Steep
  • So saddened to hear of Grant’s passing . My sincere condolences to his family. I worked with him for many years until our retirement in ’99 .He was a good man. Rest in peace friend . Jerry Sweeney

    Jerome Sweeney
  • I worked with Grant on many occasions at the hospital. He was always a gentleman. Patients loved h as did the staff. He will be missed.

    Laurie Dalton
  • It is with a heavy heart l read about Grant’s passing.He was a one of a kind, kind of a guy and was beloved by his co-workers and friends.Grant could be heard singing in the halls and sometimes playing his guitar for both staff and patients was always a pleasure to know, when you got to work..Grant was working too..Several of us having worked with him for 30+ years.. he was always very protective of “us girls” and always had our backs..We just had to keep him in coffee and shortbread cookies!! He will be missed.Condolences to his entire family of whom he was very proud .

    Ken and Shirly Boyce
  • Tammy, Vickie, Kate, Deb, Darlene
    Please except our sincere condolences in the loss of your father. I got to know Grant when he sang and entertained at Goderich Place a few years ago. The residents just loved him coming and you could tell how much he enjoyed it. He will be reunited with Doris and the music will be playing. You now have another guardian angel to lead you through life. Take care and Hugs to all.
    Connie and Kevin

    Connie Tasker
  • Please accept my condolences for your loss. Grant was a gentle and kind man who will be missed. Let your memories sustain you, in this, your time of sorrow.

    Melanie Swan
  • Such a great man, amazing smile and huge heart. He will be missed but never forgotten. Hugs to the family

    Mike Blok
  • Daughters, Grandkids, Great grandkids, great, great grandkids- Uncle Grant is with the love of his life now and free from suffering. He will be smiling up there beside her as brightly as this picture portrays! What amazing, joyful memories we all have of this wonderful, kind, wise man who brought us many, many happy times with his talent, his guidance when we needed it, and his special love of music and song! He will always have a very special place in our hearts. All our love, Gar and Katie

    Gary and Katie
  • I am so sorry to hear this. My sincerest condolences to the family.

    Dale Matthies
  • Sincere condolences to the family. Doris, Grant and their daughter Tammy gave me a Christmas one year, they brought me into their home and hearts. Their grandaughter Michelle taught me it’s ok to be yourself, be proud of and that there is always love. I have photos and many memories with Grant, Doris and family. Grant an Doris are the root of a gorgeous family.
    The smiles and laughter never to be forgotten.
    Peaceful soul, fly high,you are now with your beautiful Doris.

    Tammy Noble
  • Vickie and Family so sorry for your loss Aubrey and I gave many great memories of visits to Goderich with guitars and songs with Grant he was quite a guy I am sure he is singing at the top of his lungs as he is reunited with Doris. Please know you are in our thought and prayers we love you all hugs and kisses from Cape Breton

    Cathy & Aubrey Fartow

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