A Canadian mem­ory

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

RE: Canada at 150 sec­tion (June 24)

The young Spec car­rier on page BA2 of the Canada At 150 sec­tion is my brother (now de­ceased), Dou­glas Charles Alexan­der Grant.

Doug de­liv­ered The Spec in the west end, which was rapidly expanding at the time, and he greatly grew his route — win­ning the bike he is proudly stand­ing be­side in a sub­scrip­tion drive.

Doug went on to found the high-tech com­pany Gran­tek Systems In­te­gra­tion Inc.

I be­lieve the lessons he learned in those early years all contributed to shap­ing the hon­ourable and suc­cess­ful man Doug be­came. He learned:

Con­sis­tency — on time ev­ery day, six days a week, 52 weeks a year. Busi­ness Sense — car­ri­ers not only de­liv­ered the pa­pers but col­lected the pay­ments in those days. Over­com­ing ad­ver­sity — I well re­mem­ber Doug, Dad and me get­ting The Spec out the day hur­ri­cane Hazel struck.

Thanks for the happy trip down mem­ory lane. O Canada! Paul Grant, Hamil­ton

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