Mom passed  away on Jan 15th, 2006.   We had a 90th Birthday Party for her in May 2005, and as usual She enjoyed herself immensely, -after all it was a party!

Mom had all the preparations for her service arranged.  She selected her pall bearers (oldest male from each of her seven families or a substitute if necessary).  She wanted the same Hymns the we sang for the service for her late husband Bob, who passed away April 12, 1958.  As well, she requested the readings that were given by Lorraine and Malinda.  All are included in the following service.  For the full text of the readings and Eulogies, by Lorraine, Malinda, Garry and Reverend Ingrid, Bennett, Click on their names here or at the appropriate part of the service.



To The Glory Of God

And In Remembrance Of


Anna Lydia Grant


May 12th 1915 to January 15th 2006


Melville United Church

January 18, 2006

Minister:  Rev. Ingrid Bennett, 

Organist:  Shirley Watson

Anna Lydia Grant

May 12, 1915 - Jan 15, 2006


The oldest of 11 children, Annie was born in Pembroke to Charles and Amanda Hein. They moved to the Hein farm near Eganville when she was one year old. She attended school in Augsburg until grade 8. She spoke German at home so when she started school, one of the other students had to tell her what the teacher said. She learned English and then taught her brothers and sisters to speak it as well. She quit school after grade 8 to work on the farm. "I used to stand at the window and watch the other kids going to school and cry because I wanted to go to school to become a nurse."

She is pre-deceased by brothers and sister; Garnet, Ernest, Viola, Carl, Arthur, and Willard, and is sadly missed by brothers, Basil (Esther), Eganville; Elson (Evelyn), Wetaskiwin, Alberta; Earl (Marlene), Eganville and sister, Arline of Azilda.

She married Robert Grant on July 17, 1935, and moved to the Grant farm on the River Road, where they raised cattle, pigs, poultry, and seven kids! Bob passed away April 12, 1958, and she stayed on the farm until 1966. She moved into Eganville for a year, then to Renfrew for few years, then to the Barr Line, and finally back to Eganville, where she lived for 22 years. She moved to Arnprior in 2002.

She is pre-deceased by husband Bob in 1958 and son Keith (Ruth), who passed away in 2004, and is sadly missed by Wilmer (Annetta), Eganville; Lois (Henry Rosien), Braeside; Bob (Carolyn), Perth Road Village; Lorraine (Deli Cluff), Braeside; Don (Ivy), Smiths Falls; and Ken (Anne), Renfrew, as well as 18 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

She loved to knit, do jig-saw puzzles, play cards and party, but her biggest passion was her family. Her greatest legacies, that she passed down to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, were her strength of character, her honesty, and her love of life.

She will be fondly remembered.



Call to Worship                                Psalm 46: 1-2, 5, 7.

Opening Prayer

Scripture Readings      23rd Psalm  Melinda Kuehl

                                       Proverbs 31: 10-31

Bonnechere Warblers           “In The Garden”

Sharing of Memories             Garry Boldt

                                                Lorraine Goodwin

Hymn       664          What A Friend We Have In Jesus

Eulogy   Reverend Ingrid Bennett

 Prayers of the People and Lord’s Prayer

 Hymn          657             He Leadeth Me

 Commissioning and Benediction

 Service of Committal   Rev. Richard Hollingsworth

 Pallbearers:                          David Grant               Bob Rosien                Chris Grant                Sean Griffin
Reo Garvin                Craig Grant
Reilly Grant


My Mother's Garden


My Mother kept a garden

A garden of the heart

She planted all the good things

That gave my life its start.



She turned me to the sunshine

And encouraged me to dream

Fostering and nurturing

The seeds of self-esteem.


And when the winds and rains came

She protected me enough,

But not too much, she new I'd need

To stand up strong and tough.



Her constant, good example

Always taught me right from wrong,

Markers for my pathway

That will last a lifetime long.


I am my Mother's garden,

I am her legacy.

And I hope today she feels the love

Reflected back from me.





Following the service

The Grant family invites everyone downstairs

for a time of fellowship and refreshment.