Robert James Grant

September 12, 1923 – January 17, 2016

Robert passed away peacefully at Moog & Friends Hospice House in Penticton. He is survived by his son, Edward; daughter in law, Barbra and niece, Sylvia. Robert was predeceased by his loving wife of 67 years, Margarita; sons, Peter and Hardy; brothers, Alexi and Leonide; father, Francis and mother, Otilija. Robert was born in Liepaja, Latvia. He graduated from Polytechnical Institute of Libau with a specialty in Electrical Engineering and then attended Johan Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany where he studied Chemical Engineering. Robert was a Public Servant with the Government of Canada and spent 32 years with the Department of National Defence and the Department of Supply and Services. In 1985 he relocated from Ottawa to Penticton for his retirement. Unknown to many of us, Robert’s interests included designing houses, oil painting, chess and philately. Robert was an avid gardener and also enjoyed wine making—his preferred method of payment to neighbours and friends for their help was with a bottle of his cherry wine. Good food was always important to him and Robert looked forward to a steak dinner every Sunday. He was a member of the Gizeh Shriners of British Columbia. No funeral service by request. Condolences may be shared by visiting

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