Grant Bracewell

October 31, 2021
Grant Bracewell passed away at home, Crescent Gardens Retirement Community, in Surrey B.C., on October 31, 2021. He was 93. Grant was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Murray, as well as two of his children, Bruce and Louise. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Eleanor, his daughters Donna (David) and Maureen (Jean-Luc), his 10 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and a large extended family and circle of friends.
Born in Penticton, BC, in 1928, Grant lived a life of adventure and service. After 11 years working as a United Church Minister in BC, he and the family moved to Toronto where he became the first theological librarian at Emmanuel College, University of Toronto, and Coordinator of the Toronto Schools of Theology Libraries. In 1993, Grant retired with his wife, Eleanor to South Surrey and became very involved in the community of Crescent United Church, while also volunteering for many years at the United Church Archives in Vancouver. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
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