Vincent (Grant) Gough

Category: Great Men

Clue: An accomplished electronics technician, skilled fisherman, adventurous pilot, walking Encyclopaedia and joke master this man could often be heard saying “git er done!”

Answer: Who is Vincent (Grant) Gough

Grant was born in Vancouver on the 1st of May, 1929. For the past few months he was fighting a battle for his life and passed away on August 21, 2011. He lost his battle with cancer with grace, courage, determination and dignity, with his loving wife of 52 years by his side. This wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend left behind a family who loved him dearly and friends and neighbours who were lucky to know him.

Grant will be remembered for his quick wit and sharp tongue. As the King of the one liner’s he had a heart like no other. An accomplished soul, whose intelligence and generosity benefited those who surrounded him Grant was one of a kind. His finesse for answering almost every clue on the game show Jeopardy was an inspiration to his family particularly his grandchildren who enjoyed spending time with their “Papa with the Beard”.

The son of Annie and Vincent Gough he is predeceased by his sister Kathleen Smith (Gary). He leaves behind his wife and business partner, Joyce Eleanor; his daughters Barbara (Larry), Brenda (Alan), Cindy (Ted) and Belinda (Jim) and his son, Brian; many grandchildren; his Brother Barry Gough (Sandra) and several good friends and colleagues.

He will be missed and forever celebrated by all of those who loved him.

A long time fishing enthusiast and resident of North Burnaby and Pender Harbour, his soul remains in the ocean and mountains around us, and in the hearts of those who had the privilege to be a part of this exceptional man’s life.

A celebration of Grant’s life will take place in the near future. Friends of Grant who would like to be notified of the details for this occasion can e-mail your contact information to: belindaruckman@yahoo.ca


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