Godfrey McCance Gransden

February 23, 1929 – October 26, 2011

Godfrey died peacefully at home with Anne, his loving wife for 47 years, by his side.

Godfrey was born in Belfast, N. Ireland. He attended Haileybury School in England. Following graduation, he attended Cambridge University and St. Thomas’ Hospital where he did his medical training. In 1957 he emigrated to Kingston, Ontario where he did an Internship at Kingston General Hospital. He specialized in Ophthalmology and trained at both the Ottawa Civic and Ottawa General Hospitals. He obtained his FRCS(C) in 1963. He practiced in Brockville, Ontario before moving to BC where he practiced in Chilliwack. He and Anne moved to Vancouver Island in 1987 where he eventually retired in 1997. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him for his kindness and sense of humour. He will be missed forever by his wife Anne.

“He was the wind beneath my wings”


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