GRANT, Doris Anne

Cleethor­pes, Lin­colnshire, Eng­land

The Victoria Standard - - Obituaries / Announcements -

100 years of love, laugh­ter, and re­silience came to an end with the death of Doris Anne Grant on Nov. 29, 2018 at Alder­wood Bad­deck, NS. Born in Cleethor­pes, Lin­colnshire, Eng­land in 1918, Doris Best was in the Women’s Royal Navy Ser­vice dur­ing WWII and was sec­onded to the Royal Cana­dian Navy pay of­fice where she met the love of her life, Earle Thomp­son Grant, RCNVR, formerly of Glace Bay, NS. Mar­ried in Eng­land in 1944, the cou­ple moved to Nova Sco­tia af­ter the war. As a war bride, Doris bravely left all she knew and set­tled into her new life in Canada while re­tain­ing many of the tra­di­tions of Bri­tish life. These in­cluded freshly baked bread ev­ery Fri­day, roast din­ners with all the trim­mings ev­ery Sun­day, as well as sausage rolls, pork pies, tri­fle, and pud­ding (“I’ll have an­other pint of the gravy!”) at Christ­mas. She threw her­self into a life in Canada that in­cluded camp­ing trips to PEI; only an English ex­pat would take a linen chest and a sil­ver­ware set and in­sist on a spe­cial tent for a toi­let. Pre-de­ceased by her hus­band, Earle, she leaves be­hind three chil­dren, Rod (Judi), Bad­deck, Wendy (Rick Swain), Har­mony, Queens Co., NS, and Hol­ley (Bill Bai­ley), Syd­ney, NS; her brother, Doug, Eng­land, and sis­ters-in-law, Har­riet

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