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It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Mary Grant, a long-time member of the Kirkfield & District Historical Society. Mary attended the very first organizational meeting of the KDHS. She was its first curator, and was a long-term member of the Board of Directors. She spent many hours creating displays and recording history on behalf of the organization.
Mary was a school teacher in Eldon Township. Her husband, Don, was clerk of Eldon Township for many years. Mary authored the Township of Eldon’s 150th Anniversary pamphlet. Mary and Don had a farm in Bolsover, and raised prize-winning sheep, which they showed all over North America. She did many demonstrations of spinning wool on her antique spinning wheel. Another of her passions was history and she could often be found at antique shows all over Central Ontario, displaying her collection and selling top quality antiques. She was very well known and was a friend to countless people.
Mary was laid to rest at the South Eldon Cemetery on Thursday, June 24, 2021. As part of the service, KDHS President Ian Burney sang “We’ll Meet Again”, one of Mary’s favourite songs, as requested by her son, Barry.