Grant Maxwell Walls

Passed 10/20/2020

Obituary for Grant Maxwell Walls

It is with broken hearts and great sadness that we announce the passing of Grant Maxwell Walls of Bedford, NS at the age of 77, on Oct 20, 2020. Son of the late Maxwell and Ada (Wright) he is survived by his loving wife Joan (Rutherford), children Chloe (Ian), Maxwell (Rachael), brother Ian (Dianne), niece Erin (Dave), and sister in law Carol. Cremation has taken place and details of a celebration of Grants life will be shared at a later date.

Grant was born in Calgary and grew up in Edmonton, Alberta. A westerner at heart he was passionate about his cars, drag racing and fun times with many close friends at football games, Alberta Beach dances and the occasional beer! He started his first career with EH Price that saw him move to Ottawa, London, and then Toronto where he met his wife Joan. Grant during this time had a cast and crew of friends across Canada that saw him experience Grey Cups ,Grand Prix, Blue Jays games, skiing, sailing on Lake Huron and the Caribbean, along with travels around the world with Joan.

After an international posting to Singapore, Grant switched careers to work with Bingo Press & Specialty and saw a permanent move to Nova Scotia where his family settled in Bedford. Grant was the ultimate Dad participating in all aspects of his childrens’ upbringing regarding school, sports, music and other extracurricular activities. He was very proud of their accomplishments and lives in Toronto.

Grant was a fixture in our neighbourhood. He loved being outside washing his car, maintaining an amazing yard and being the neighbourhood handyman. Walks with his “mutt” Jude the beagle kept him in great shape! He prided himself on controlling traffic to keep all children in our “hood” safe from speeding cars.

We are overwhelmed at the amazing support and tributes to Grant from his friends in Nova Scotia and across Canada. We wish to express our thanks for the care Grant received by ENT, Oncology, 8.4 and ICU of the QE11 Health Science Centre and a special thank you to Shelly McDonald of the Palliative Care Unit at the Victoria General. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Grant’s name to the QE11 Health Foundation. Cheers to you Grant !

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Joan, Chloe, Max Thinking of you at this difficult time. I didn't know Grant well but I could see his love for your twinkling in his eyes. May your memories bring you solace and joy.
- Kathryn Mohrmann
Joan, Please allow me to extend my deepest sympathy to you and your family. Michael
- Michael White
Dear Joan, Chloe and Max, Bernie and I are very sorry to hear about Grant's passing and we send you our deepest sympathies. We will keep great memories of Grant as he was always happy to chat, always waving at us when we were driving. Paper Mill feels very empty as we were so used to see him and Jude on their daily walks. We hope that the great memories you have with him will help you all in this difficult time.
- Nathalie
Joan, Chloe and Max, we will miss Grant(Dumb) so much. He is in our thoughts daily. We love all,of you and you know we are always there for anything. Love Jane and (Dumber)
- Jane and Rob
My condolences to Joan and family. I am so very sorry to hear this, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Xo He was a great man, always making everyone laugh, and always the first to help someone. I am so grateful to have known the both of you, and will hold dear the many memories made over the years of us working together. He will be missed greatly by many. Please take care Joan, Big hugs and lots of love from my family to yours. Xoxoxoxo
- Brandy Toney
My condolences, I'm saddened to hear of Grants passing. He was a wonderful man and I'm honoured to have worked with him. We shared many laughs together, he had a way of making the closing of Bedford Rona seem more enjoyable/tolerable. My thoughts and prays are with you Joan and your family xo
- Lori Spurrell
Greg and I are thinking of you and missing Grant and Jude on their walks. Take care of you. Diane
- Diane
Joan, He is in our hearts and minds forever! What a catalyst for putting people together, non better! Your loved! Chris and Dan
- Dan Wickham
Joan so sadden to hear of Grants passing, enjoyed working with him for many condolences to you Chloe and Max.
- Debbie Poole
Dear Joan, Chloe and Max. We are very saddened to hear of Grant's passing. We have so many fond memories of all the great times our families had together when the kids were growing up. So glad we were able to have a great 'catch up' visit at Rona...always enjoyed being in his company. Sincere condolences, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Craig, Joanne, Stephanie and Jaclyn
- Craig Stanfield
Dear Joan, Chloe and Max: We were very sorry to see the notice of Grant's passing. We send you all our deepest sympathy. Take care of one another. Mary, David and Cherie.
- Mary&David Lyon
Dear Joan, Chloe and Max - sending you many hugs and warm thoughts at this difficult time for your family. Treasure all your special memories and keep them close to your heart. My condolences to all of you.
- Laina Novak
Joan, Chloe and Max - There are no words to explain the emptiness we feel with Grant's passing. He was like a father to Rushdy and I and a grandfather to Tera. Tera will miss her 'Uncle Grant' helping her to fix anything and everything. He meant so much to her and to both of us. We are so grateful for the 10 plus years that we have known him and what wonderful and fun memories we have of him! He truly was an outstanding man with great qualities - he was a one-in-a million type of guy and we are honored to have been part of his life. Joan, Chloe and Max - he was so proud of you all and we really hope that you will take comfort in all the memories and good times you had with him in your lives.
- Michelle
Joan, I was saddened to hear of Grant's passing, it seems like just yesterday that I spoke with him at Rona. I have fond memories of working with Grant when he moved here to Nova Scotia. Love and hugs to you, Chloe and Max.
- June Steadman.
Sorry to hear about Grants passing,take care Joan and hope to see you at the beach again,Don and Sue White
- Donald White
So sorry to hear about Grants passing,thinking of you.take care
- Donald White
Dear Joan, Chloe and Max. Judy and I are thinking of you all constantly and hope that these loving thoughts from us and all your friends will bring you comfort. Grant was a wonderful man and a friend to everyone he met. I'll never forget the first time I drove down Acadia Mill, when we were buying the house at 44. I noticed that this guy was waving at me every time I went by. I said to Judy that this must be some friendly neighborhood. He turned out to be Grant but he was thinking I was Craig Stanfield who lived around the corner, we had the same colour van. We moved in across the street from you shortly afterwards and immediately knew we had friends for life. We all had many fine times together, numerous laughs and just plain good fun. Grant will be missed but never, ever forgotten.
- Judy and Robert
Mel and I are thinking of you Joan along with Max and Chloe. So very saddened by this news. We have lots of fun memories with both you and Grant when the boys were playing hockey together. Sending you our sincere condolences.
- Cherie Gaudet
We are so saddened by the news of Grant's passing. Please know that you, Chloe and Max are in our thoughts.
- Cathy McCormick
Nancy and I are so very sorry to hear of your loss Joan. Grant was an outstanding individual and a great friend. We will miss him a lot. Sincere condolences to you and your family.
- Stuart Strathdee
Kevin & I send our thoughts and prayers out to you, Joan,Chloe & Max. Know you are surrounded by friends who care & are there for you.
- Leslie Smith
Sending my prayers and love to Joan and family . Please know you are held close .
- Lillian Backman

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