Kersey, Grant

January 05, 1938 ~ June 11, 2019

KERSEY, Grant – Age 81 of Oil Springs passed away on June 11, 2019 at Fiddicks Nursing Home, Petrolia. Beloved Husband of Donna Kersey for 62 years. Loving Father of Don (Karen) Kersey and Kelly (David) Ogilvie. Grandfather to Riley Ogilvie and the late Collin Ogilvie. Missed by his siblings Leroy (Celina) Kersey, Carlyle (Joan) Kersey, Dennis (Ana) Kersey and Denise (Jack) McIntyre. Predeceased by parents Cora and Henry Little and Freeman and Iona Kersey and siblings Walter Kersey, Olive McMurphy, Catherine Ashton and Blanche Butler. Grant was raised in Dawn Township by his Uncle and Aunt, Henry and Cora Little. He always kept in touch with his Father and Mother, Freeman and Iona Kersey and all of his siblings. Grant was a volunteer for Oil Springs Fire department for over 40 years, enjoyed 26 years of owning and working at Kersey Market Grocery store in Oil Springs and volunteered at Enterprise Petrolia for 15 years.

Funeral Details
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 3 pm at Oil Springs Centenary United Church with a visitation 1 hour prior of the service.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Oil Springs Centenary United Church, C.E.E.H Foundation or Alzheimer’s Society .

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  1. Our sincere sympathy Donna to you and your family. Will always have fond memories with you hanging out with mom and dad.
    still laugh when I think of the dating game you played at mom and dads 50th.

  2. Donna, our thoughts are with you on the loss of your life partner. Deepest sympathies from Brenda Cummings and John Farrell.

  3. Donna and family…thinking of you all and keeping you in our thoughts and prayers
    We have so many memories of Grant and his woodworking talents! He is missed!

  4. So sorry to hear of your father’s passing. John and I are praying for you and your family at this time of loss.

  5. So many memories of Grant. In the store at the Museum , card parties and simply being a super man. Thinking of you and your family with hugs.Paul and Pat

  6. Donna, Don and Karen and family. I am so sad to hear of Grant’s passing. My condolences to all of you. Rest in peace Grant.

  7. So sorry to hear of your loss, Donna and family. There will be thoughts and prayers for you all. May Grant rest in peace

  8. On behalf of the Dawn Township Historical Society, we are saddened to hear of the loss of Grant Kersey. We wish to express our deepest sympathy to the family of Grant. Many of our members recall good times with Grant during our school years, and while he and Donna operated the Kersey Market in Oil Springs. May God give you all his Peace & Understanding.

  9. Donna and family so very sorry to hear about Grants passing. He was loved by many and a great man. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Hold on to precious memories.. Love Mary Ann

  10. Donna I am so very sorry to hear about Grant’s passing. Unfortunately we cannot attend to give you a hug, Bill and I had a fall a week ago, he has a broken rib and I fractured my left knee cap. Just know that you are in our thoughts at this difficult time.

  11. Donna, Don Kelly and families, so very sorry for your loss, Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. In Deepest Sympathy Dianne McLean and Carl Gadsby.

  12. Our sincere condolences to all of Grant’s family members. By giving so much of his time to not only his family, but to the community as well, he will be greatly missed.

  13. Sending you sincere sympathy. Sorry for your loss.

    Jim and Elaine Newport and family

  14. Uncle Grant & Aunt Donna, you have both been there for me and my family through our losses… I hope to support and be there for you Donna in your time of loss. To say Grant will be missed is really an under-statement – there will be a big hole that no one else can fill. Our memories and the good times we have all shared will have to be enough. Until we meet again…

  15. Uncle Grant, you will be greatly missed. I have many fond memories of you, and may your loved ones find happiness in theirs. Rest in peace.

  16. Donna and family
    So sorry to hear of Grants passing
    Sending sincere sympathy to the Kersey family
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you all at this difficult time
    Remember the good times

  17. Donna,Donny,Kelly & Family …sorry to hear of Grants passing…may the great memories of Grant help yous get through the difficult days! Big hugs to all!

  18. To all those that were touched by my Dad’s kindness, he valued each of you just as much. The world is a better place for having him here with us. He was very generous with his time to his family, church and community. Volunteering and being with people made my Dad a very happy individual. Thank you for thinking of great memories about my Dad it would have put a BIG smile on his face knowing he made someone else smile.

  19. Dear Donna. Thank you for sharing Grant with lcds. From the first day he started to volunteer we knew he was hooked. He taught us so much over the years. He was proud of his years of service. He loved participating in our Chrustmas plays and he got a lot of laughs .. his favorite saying to me. EASY IS FAST, IMPOSSABLE TAKES A LITTLE LONGER. HE WILL BE MISSED BY MANY. MY FAVORITE memory is when he fell asleep in the cafeteria and we all quietly snook out on him. When he returned to the work area he was embarrassed. Lol special memories of a special guy.

  20. Donna and family, I am very sorry to read this sad news of Grant! Thinking of everyone and sending our deepest sympathy.
    Randy & Gail

  21. Denise and your family
    So sorry to read of your brothers passing. Sending condolences to you and Grants family

  22. Dear Donna and family.
    Our family sends our condolences and hugs.
    Forever we will miss a friend and a truly great boss. Not many can top Grant’s achievements for his community, church , and help he did for the disabled.
    God chose one of the best to take home.
    Wayne, Eva McCormick and family.

  23. Dearest Donna, Kelly, Donny and families. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Grant. He taught me to mop floors, stock shelves and slice meat and he was always so kind and patient with me. So many fond memories of spending time at your house also . Thinking of you Sherry (Whiting), Dino DiCienzo and family

  24. Donna and Family, so to hear about your loss , I have lots of good memories of the family , I grow up in Oil Springs , he was a great man to know

    big hugs Clarice Wagner ( Yacks)

  25. Donna and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. I had the pleasure to work along side Grant at Petrolia Enterprises for many years. He was the kindest, most knowledgeable person to cross my path and i am fortunate to have learned so much from his volunteer days at LCDS. Grant made the lives of many individuals so much better through his generosity and commitment to the workshop.❤️

  26. Donna, Donny and Karen , Kelly and David , Ogilvie and your entire Families, so sorry to hear about the passing of Grant. I have known Grant ever since we moved into Oil Springs 37 yrs ago , plus a distance cousin as well to Ron and also Ron was on the Fire Department with Grant for over 15 years ! Grant had a heart of Gold and loved to help others and loved playing Euchre with his friends . Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Love Always Ron and Maureen Bailey, Holly and Tim, Tyson, Mason, Greg and Kelly , Harper and Cooper xoxoxox

  27. Donna, I am so sorry for your loss. Please continue to come to our group so we can help you with your next steps. My prayers are with you and your family.

  28. Donna and all of Grant’s family, we are very sorry for your loss. Grant gave much of himself to his community and church.

  29. Donna and family,
    So sorry to read about the passing of Grant. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. May pleasant memories eventually bring you peace.
    Michael and Cathy

  30. We are so sorry to hear of Grant’s passing as we were in Petrolia today and thought of him!

  31. Grant, I remember your smiles and friendly hellos walking into your store, you wil be missed. Donna , Don and Kelly you are my prayers.

  32. Donna, so sorry to hear of your loss of your spouse.
    Your in my thought and prayers.
    Susan and John Rawson

  33. Donna, John and I want to express our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Grant was a great supporter of his community and beyond words loved his family. Our prayers are with you. Love John and Elaine Deswaef

  34. Dear Donna and family we are so sorry to hear of Grant’s death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  35. I’m so sorry to hear this. Grant was a regular fixture at church, village celebrations and, of course, at the grocery store when I was growing up in Oil Springs. I have very fond memories of going into his and Donna’s store to pick up a few things with my mother. My condolences to Donna and all of the family.

  36. So sorry to hear this sad news. Oil Springs won’t be the same without him. Heartfelt condolences to Donna and all Grant’s family.

  37. To Donna, Don and Kelly and families, Heart broken to hear about Mr. Grant. May God give you comfort with wonderful memories. Alan and I send our love to you all.

  38. Donna, Don, Kelly & Family
    Sorry to hear the passing of Grant. He was a very loving and helping man to his friend’s and community.
    though his hard work and giving of his time to different organization’s.
    Myself I learned a lot working with Grant in the different organization’s in Oil Springs and as a friend. Grant you will be solely missed.

    Terry May

  39. I’m so very sorry for your loss, Grant was
    So very kind to me and the boys, I’m sure he is fixing something in heaven, he will be greatly missed.

  40. Donna & Family,

    So sorry to hear of Grant’s passing. He was a true asset to Oil Springs. Cherish your memories.

    Kevin & Paula Hoskin & Family