10095 Roland Grant Delaney of the RMC Class of 1974
DELANEY, R. Grant – LCol (ret’d) M.S.M., C.D. Suddenly on Sunday, Oct 2nd, 2016 in Mt. Sinai Hospital, Toronto after a courageous six year battle with cancer, at the age of 62. Much-loved spouse and best friend of Donna Perrin, he is survived by children Jeremy (Christina) and Taylor Perrin, sister Sue (Dave) from Alberta and brother Bob (Joanne) from B.C. He will be sadly missed by his entire extended family and many friends.
A graduate of Royal Military College and the University of Toronto, Grant proudly served his country for 43 years with the Royal Canadian Air Force rising to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. In 2011 he was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal by the Governor General for his involvement in a wide range of activities to support Canadian forces personnel in Afghanistan. Grant had a long association with the Tactical Aviation community and was instrumental in the development and delivery of the current combat Tactical Aviation capability.
Grant was a passionate sailor onboard “Paragon” and enjoyed spending his summer in the Thousand Islands. A long term member of Trident Yacht Club, he served in many roles including that of Commodore. The club will sorely miss his leadership, deep commitment, thoughtful contributions and focus on doing it right the first time.
In addition, he served as President of the Curling Executive for Garrison Golf & Curling Club, being active in both golf and curling, and was a member of Fort Frontenac Officers’ Mess and the Air Force Association of Canada, 416 Wing.
A private service was held on October 5. The family invites friends to join us on Sunday, October 16 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. at Fort Frontenac Officers’ Mess, 317 Ontario Street, Kingston for a gathering in celebration of Grant’s life.
A very special thank you to the staff at KGH and all those instrumental in his care, particularly; Dr. Janet Lui, Dr. Jill Dudebout, and Michelle from hematology oncology; Dr. Paul Heffernan and Sharon from ICU. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations for those wishing, may be made to University Hospitals Kingston Foundation, designated to either the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario or specify Kidd 2 Intensive Care Unit. Fair winds, Grant. Arrangements entrusted to the ROBERT J. REID AND SONS FUNERAL HOME. Online tributes can be made at www.ReidFuneralHome.com.13104663