Feb. 18th 1951 –

June 28th 2011

It is with great sadness that the loved ones of Grant R. Ladouceur share his passing. Grant was born in Nanaimo hospital in 1951 to Norbert and Elaine Ladouceur of Qualicum Bay, and spent all his living and working life in this close knit community. It was here that he met and married his beloved Sherry, his wife of 39 years, and raised his two sons. He enjoyed a distinguished 35 year career with DFO which was highlighted by his many years of involvement with local salmon enhancement projects, and his role as manager of Big Qualicum, Little Qualicum and Rosewall Creek Fish hatcheries.

Grant had an enthusiastic love for the outdoors, and was an avid fisherman and hunter throughout his life. The planning and participation in many outdoor excursions were some of his happiest moments, as all who accompanied him will remember.

Despite his best efforts, he left us too soon, following a seven week battle with cancer. He passed away peacefully at the family home in Deep Bay surrounded by close family and views of the waters, which were the scenes of some of his greatest adventures.

He is survived by his loving wife Sherry, sons Kevin and Keith, parents Norbert and Elaine, his sister Faye, as well as countless other family and friends

-From those who loved him, we wish him farewell for now, and most importantly tight lines and straight shooting wherever he may be.

In accordance with Grant’s wishes, there will be no service to observe his passing. In lieu of flowers the family respectfully asks that a donation be made in his memory to the local hospice society or Canadian Cancer Society.

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