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Grant Burton Chevrette

CHEVRETTE, Grant Burton - 1941 - 2018 It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of the anchor of our Chevrette family on Tuesday December 4, 2018 at the Timmins and District Hospital. He is survived by his loving wife Agnes, whom he adored for 42 years; his three children, whom he loved unconditionally and guided through every step of their lives, Amber (Yoland), Lee-Ann (Hugh), and Brent (Michèle). He is also survived by his three step-children, who were very dear to his heart, and treated as though they were his own: Rob, Catherine, and Natalie (Jason), as well as his only sibling Gayle (Burton) and nephew Darren. Always closest to his heart were his beautiful grandchildren: Karine (Nicholas), Geneviève (Owen), Ryan, Aven, Ronan, Isabelle, Téah, Célu, Léo, Ella, and Ethan. He was predeceased by his mother Margaret (Peggy) Page in 1968 and father Ludger in 1979.Grant proudly retired 16 years ago and was well respected during his 36 year career with the City of Timmins. As a young man, Grant worked with his father prospecting in the bush of northern Quebec, and also as a news reporter and DJ at CKGB. There was another side to Grant, which only his chosen circle had the privilege to witness. He embraced quality family time, dancing with Agnes, listening to his favourite music, playing the piano, cooking, gardening,bonfires, curling, fishing, golfing and, most importantly, his little slice of heaven “Red Pine Point”. There are no words to describe our loss. Our lives will forever be changed and we have all been profoundly enriched by his legacy. We love you with all our hearts. As you always said: ”’bye for now.” Respecting his wishes there will be no visitation and no funeral. Cremation has taken place. Remembrance donations to the Timmins and District Hospital Foundation will be greatly appreciated. Cremation services have been entrusted with LESSARD-STEPHENS FUNERAL HOME . Online condolences or donations can be made at www.lessardstepghens.com13315361
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Sincere Condolences
Posted by Paul Bonhomme (Friend) On Saturday, December 8, 2018
Dear Agnes and family my most sincere condolences. I met Grant when he was secretary of the Police Commission, He was a tough but fair negotiator who always had the City's best interest at heart. He was well respected by all. May he rest in peace.
My sincerest condolences
Posted by Peter Caldbick (friend) On Friday, December 7, 2018
Dear Agnes and family, I was shocked and so saddened to hear of Grant's passing. I will always fondly remember Grant's kindness and interest in our lives and aspirations as neighbours. He was always keenly fascinated on what was happening in the exploration industry and always made me feel special with his heartfelt inquiries. When a man of quality passes on, I am always reminded of this quote from Shakespeare. “He was a man, take him for all in all, I shall not look upon his like again.”

Our sincere Condolence.
Posted by Reg & Doris Lauzon (Friend) On Friday, December 7, 2018
Our Condolences Agnes and Family. I met Grant as a customer years ago and we quickly became friends. I am going to miss the friendly conversations that we had every time we met. RIP Grant.
Sincere condolence
Posted by Ted O’Connor (Friend) On Thursday, December 6, 2018
Dear Agnes and family, So sorry for your loss. I knew Grant as a city CAO and secretary of the Timmins Police Commission. Many discussions about bargaining and he always had the Greater Good of the City foremost in mind as well as being fair to the city employees in my case the police. I got to know him better after he retired and took up senior curling at the Mac. He didn’t do anything halfway he practiced and practised to be the best he could be.

He will be missed by all who knew him RIP (Ted)

Most sincere condolences
Posted by Jody Vaillancourt & Family (Friend and past neighbor) On Thursday, December 6, 2018
Grant was a nice man. Our neighbor at my Mom and step dad's. Will miss his visits to their house via the backyards. The kids loved going to the Chevrette's on Halloween. He gave out so much candy to them :) I will also miss seeing him around City Hall. Thinking of you all xo

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