It is with heavy hearts and an appreciation for a life well lived that the family of Grant Frank Willett of Bathurst announces his passing, which occurred on Tuesday, December,12, 2017, at the Chaleur Regional Hospital in Bathurst , NB at the age of 93.
Born in Cascapédia, Que., Grant was the son of the late Mathieu Willett and Amy (Harrison) Willett of Cascapédia Que.
Grant was a WWII veteran who served as a gunner in E Troop, 17th Battery, 15th Canadian Field Regiment of the Royal Canadian Artillery serving in Canada and Europe, devoted to the Legion as a pass president of Br # 188 in Rouyn- Noranda Qc and Life Member of the Herman J. Good V.C Br #18, receiving the Meritorious Service Medal in 2001 followed by the Palm Leaf in 2009, the "Ordre National de la Legion D’Honneur" from France. He retired from Brunswick mines in 1985 after 36 years with Noranda Group. He devoted his retirement to his family and volunteering at the legion.
He was predeceased by one daughter, Suzanne Dechert.
Besides his wife Georgette (Lemire) Willett of 68 years, he is survived by one brother, Ray Willett (Anna) and one sister, Emma Willett.
Six sons: Mathieu (Marie) of Sept-Iles, Que., Art (Nicole Duguay) of Gatineau, Que., and Gary (Rita), Michael (Debbie), Marc (Sharon), Allan (Debbie) of Bathurst.
One daughter, Sacha of Sept-Iles, Que. and a son in law, Chris Dechert of British Columbia; 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
The family will receive relatives and friends at Elhatton Funeral Home (www.elhatton.com), 187 St. George St, Bathurst on Sunday, December 17, 2017 from 7-9 p.m. and on Monday from 2 p.m. until time of funeral. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday afternoon , December 18, 2017 at 4 p.m. from Holy Family Church, St. Peter Ave, Bathurst.
Donations in the memory of Grant can be made to the charity of your choice.