MCNAB, GrantPosted: July 16th, 2022
Grant McNab of Twin Butte passed away on Thursday, July 1, 2022 at the age of 63.
Grant is survived by his daughters Renae (Shaun) and Niki (Darren), his grandchildren Addisyn, Gracelen, Jorgie, Keston, and a grandbaby due in August. He is also survived by his children’s mother, Sharon McNab, his sister Joan (Brian) King, brother Stan (Jean) McNab, mother-in-law Thelma Friesen, brothers-in-law Bruce (Rae) Friesen, Brian Friesen, sister-in-law Linda Fujita, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Grant was predeceased by his grandparents Norman and Florence McNab, mother Lauretta Thompson, father Jim McNab, stepfather Gerald Thompson, stepmother Helen McNab, father-in-law Leonard Friesen, sister Lorraine McNab, and brother-in-law Mervin Friesen.
Grant was born in Fort Macleod on May 29, 1959, moved to Pincher Creek with his family when he was in grade 7, married and raised a family in Twin Butte on the ranch. He ranched, was an auctioneer at the Cranbrook, Pincher Creek, and Fort Macleod auction markets, and had a business for many years with his step father, Gerald – Thompson and McNab Auctioneers – doing farm, estate, and antique auctions. He worked at PC Farm Center and became an M.D. Councillor. He volunteered to auctioneer at various community events and local charities throughout the years and really enjoyed this.
Grant was well known in both Fort Macleod and Pincher Creek Minor Hockey systems, playing and coaching as well as playing recreational hockey. He enjoyed ranch life, family camping trips, and numerous other activities. He loved kids and enjoyed playing with them. Grant was one of his daughters’ biggest fans and supports in sports and in life.
Grant lived the last 9 years of his life with the effects of a stroke. With some hard work, Grant walked his daughter, Renae, down the aisle. With the help and support of his daughter, Niki, Grant eventually got back in the saddle again. He enjoyed time with family and his grandchildren. He loved every chance to visit with anyone along his travels, and cruising his scooter around town greeting friends along the way. Grant will always be remembered for his good sense of humour, ability to make any memorable story hilarious, his infectious smile and laughter, and his willingness to always lend a helping hand.
A Service will be held Tuesday, July 26, 2022 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM at the Pincher Creek Community Hall, 287 Canyon Dr, Pincher Creek, AB.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation (https://www.heartandstroke.ca/how-you-can-help/ways-to-give ) or STARS (https://give.stars.ca/page/90093/donate/1 ).