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Kenneth Andrew (Ken) Grandmaison


Lieutenant (N), RCN / C.A.F.


Born: 26 Feb 1942, Windsor, Ontario


Died: 23 Nov 2019, Halifax, Nova Scotia


GRANDMAISON, Kenneth Andrew (Ken) - age 77 of Dartmouth, passed away with family by his side on Saturday, November 23, 2019, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Windsor, Ont., on February 26, 1942, to the late Gilbert "Kirk" and Mary (Winters) Grandmaison. Ken served his country with 38 years in the Royal Canadian Navy; a career honoured with distinction. Following his retirement, Ken gave his time volunteering with many organizations. Ken was very active in his church and faith and was always ready with a hug for everyone. He enjoyed travelling, making wine, working in his garden, woodworking, preparing meals for family gatherings, spending time with family, and sharing a good scotch with family and friends. He also enjoyed walking with his number one dog, Solomon. He was very proud of his family. Ken will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 30 years, Bonita (Cullen); children, Mark (Julie), Upper Tantallon; Paul (Angela), Edmonton, Alta. and Jeannine, Dartmouth; grandchildren, Meghan, Jaclyn, Jaime, Seth, and Justin; siblings, Barbara Gawne, Carol Noviss, Cheryl Hallock (Mike), Mark Knight (Diane), Bob Nantais (Donna), Theresa Birkner (Mike), Larry Ruston (Greta), and Debbie Harkenrider (Jim); and numerous nieces and nephews. Ken will also be missed by his fur babies, Sandi, Bentley, Iris, and Solomon. He was predeceased by infant twin daughters, Renee Maureen and Michelle Ruth; sister, Cathy Knight; brother-in-law, Harry Gawne; stepfather, Jim Balog; and stepmother, Kay Knight. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, November 29th at 10 a.m. in Hope United Church, 3055 Connaught Ave., Halifax, Rev. Sean Handcock officiating. Reception to follow. Interment in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens at 2 p.m. Many thanks to the staff of the VG Site, QEII, Dartmouth General Hospital and the Halifax Infirmary, QEII who cared for Ken. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Feed Nova Scotia, Hope United Church, or a charity of your choice. "We love you. Have that glass of scotch with your friends up there, until we meet again."


Ken attained the rank of CPO1 before accepting his commission (CFR).


Ships served in:

HMCS ALGONQUIN - Served in Algonquin as Cox'n



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