Obituary of Grant MacDonald Northup
It is with extremely heavy hearts that the family announce the passing of Grant Northup on Thursday, March 2, 2023, at the age of 82, in Dykeland Lodge, Windsor. Born in Stanley, he was a son of the late Roy and Esther (Ward) Northup.
Grant worked for many years at Palmers and Ettinger's Saw Mills. Later, he and his wife, Irene, moved to Ontario but moved back home six months later to be near their families.
Grant had many other jobs over the years but retired from the Town of Windsor after 19 years of dedicated service. He was very particular on appearances, especially his yard and you could see him out doing something in his yard every day. Grant loved spending time with his family, the grandchildren and great- grandchildren always put a smile on his face and laughter in his heart. Some of Grant's other passions were painting, washer toss, country music, animals, apple pie, going for trips to Tim Hortons, Fords and his Montreal Canadiens.
He is survived by his wife of over 55 years, Irene; son, Michael (Delores); daughters, Grace (Roy) and Pamela (Mitch); grandchildren, Tamara (Gordon), Austin, Shane (Kate), Cody (Hannah), Christian (Julia) and great-grandchildren, Logan, Athena, Braunwynn, Norah and Lena; brothers, Eric (Joyce), Howard (Debbie) and Garnet, sisters, Marguerite (Ron) and Marie (John); and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Grant was predeceased by son, Dean; brothers, Harold, Irving and Claude; sisters, Geraldine and Flossie.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Dykeland Lodge for the care and comfort they had given to Grant.
Arrangements have been entrusted to DeMont Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317). No visitation, by request. A service celebrating Grant’s life will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 8 in DeMont Family Funeral Home Chapel (masks are encouraged), Rev. Tom Henderson officiating. A reception will immediately follow in the funeral home’s Elmcroft Reception Centre. Interment will be held at a later date. Donations in memory of Grant may be made to the Alzheimer's Society of Nova Scotia, 112-2719 Gladstone St., Halifax, NS B3K 4W6 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, 5657 Spring Garden Rd., Box 245, Halifax, NS B3J 3R4. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.demontfamilyfuneralhome.ca
In Loving Memory
1940 - 2023
419 Albert St., PO Box 981