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Alton James (Jimmy) Grant

May 3, 2022

Passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday 3rd May 2022.  Loved husband of Shirley, loved father of Murray and Gail, (Tauranga), Kelvin and Shirley, and Sylvia and Wayne Thompson (all of Hokitika).  Loved grandad Jimmy of Leana, Sarah, Carla, Hamish, Katie, and Chris and a loved great-grandad of his nine great-grandchildren.  Loved brother and brother-in-law of Raymond and Yvonne, Veller, Bill and Sandra, and the late Jeanette.  “Off on his last bike ride”  Messages to the Grant Family 124 Davie Street, Hokitika 7810 or may be left on Jimmy’s Tribute Page,  Following Jimmy’s wishes, a family service has been held followed by cremation.

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  1. Maryanne Glasson

    My thoughts are with you all at this sad time❤️

  2. Michelle

    Condolences to you all
    Johnny Rea & Michelle

    • JUDY

      Sincere sympathy to you all at this sad time. Judy and Tommy

      • Gail White

        So sad to hear the passing of Jimmy my thoughts are with all of his family RIP

    • Matthew Fairmaid

      Sorry to hear of Jimmy’s passing, my condolences to all family members, saw him out Kokatahi biking last week I think it was, as a kid growing up in Waitaha Jimmy was always known as the bulldozer driver and drove big bulldozers, well they seemed big to us at the time.
      RIP Jimmy you are an identity that will be hard to replace.
      Matthew Fairmaid.

  3. Paulina Tulloch

    Condolences to you all. Always deeply sad to lose a parent. He lives on within you all.
    Beena & Whanau

    • Tui Gray

      Such an amazing man. So sad to hear of his passing. Much loves and hugs from us here in Ross

  4. Dianne and Martin OBrien

    So very sad to learn of Jim’s passing. He will be greatly missed. Used to enjoy our chats and seeing him on his bike going somewhere. Condolences to you all.

  5. Mike Rooney

    Shared some great times with Jimmy over the years Condolences to the family

  6. Nancy Woolhouse

    Thinking of you all at this sad time.

    • Carlene Packham

      So sorry to hear of your loss. I always enjoyed him visiting me at work. Thinking of you all

  7. Andrew and June Breeze

    With our deepest sympathy thinking of you all

    • Marie and Trevor Molloy

      Sorry for your loss , will miss his piano sessions at Empire Hotel.

  8. Roni Wright

    To Shirley, Murray Sylvia and Kelvin. Im so so sorry to read of the passing of Jimmy. Such a Ross icon. He will leave a big hole in the world. Thinking of you all at this very sad time. Sending love. Roni

  9. Noeline Minehan

    Deepest sympathy to you all. He was such a friendly man always waved or said hello as he passed.

  10. Diane and John Craig

    Deepest sympathy to all the family.

  11. Barry and Annemarie Thomson

    Deepest sympathy to you all at this sad time

  12. Russell and Kay Mitchell

    Condolences to all the family , have many great memories over the years, at the Dairy, Hoki hikers and on the bike .
    Sincere Sympathy

  13. Jill and Grant Foster

    Hugs and thoughts are with you all at this sad time. Xxx

  14. Les Smith

    Murray Kelvin Sylvia and families. Thinking of you at this sad time. Great memories of way back. Rest in Peace Jimmy.

  15. Doug and Yvonne Cochrane.

    So sorry to hear of Jimmy’s passing.
    Our sincere condolences to the Grant families.
    Fond memories of Jimmy, back in my WMP days and also when we caught up with him on a walk or bike ride, always up for a chat.
    RIP Jimmy.🌹🌹🌹

  16. Murray and Marie Olson

    TO the Grant Family, Our Sympathy to you all with the passing of JIM. Had many nights with Jim as co pilot in milk tankers, good times also getting fire wood. R.I.P JIM Old friend.

  17. Alan Pegley

    So sorry to hear of Jimmy’s passing. Sincere condolences to the family

    • Ngaire McGregor

      Sylvia Wayne and families, please accept my deepest sympathy for the sad loss of Jimmy R I P

  18. Jenny Adamson

    Thinking of you and sending love

    • Bryan and Sandra Cudmore

      Deepest condolences to Shirley , Murray Kelvin, Slyvia and Families. A true Gentleman who always a smile and a chat. R.I.P Jimmy a new cyclist 🚴 in Heaven.

  19. Jenny leach and family

    So sorry to hear of your loss ,to all the grant family RIP Jimmy

  20. Alan (flea) Mitchell

    Sympathy to all the Grant family of the passing of Jimmy always stopped for a chat while out biking or walking will be missed.
    R I P Jimmy.

  21. Jenny Jones

    Jenny and Ray Jones Runanga:
    To the Grant family .please except our deepest sympathy RIP Jimmy.

  22. Robert Skilton

    Sorry to hear the passing of your father and my sympathies to you all at this time.

  23. Trixi & Murray Montagu. And Knight family.

    Saddened to hear of Jimmy’s passing.. always had had such a happy smile. Kindest thoughts to Shirley, Murray,Sylvia,Kelvin and families

  24. Cheryl Hutchison

    Deepest sympathy to you Kelvin and your family. Brian has always spoken so fondly of Jimmy and enjoyed chats and stories shared.
    RIP Jimmy. You will be sadly missed.
    Brian and Cheryl Hutchison

    • Terry and Andrea foster

      So sorry to hear. Condolences to the family..

  25. Mike & Gill Hutchison

    So sad to hear of Jimmy’s passing, such a well known and very well liked Westcoast identity. Thinking of you all at this time .🌹🌹

  26. Helen Fuller

    So sorry to here of Jimmy’s passing thinking of you all at this sad time.
    Helen and Reg

  27. Tarn Murtha

    So sorry to hear this sad news. Thoughts with his family and friends.

  28. Lorraine Minhinnick

    Deepest sympathy to you all. Thinking of you all at such a sad time. Minhinnick family .

  29. Alvin & Kay Godfrey

    Our sympathy to all the family at this sad time of Jimmy’s passing ….. now hiking and biking on his next journey.

  30. Wes Armstrong and

    Condolences to the. Grant family.will miss our yarns when we met up out on the trail.RIP Jimmy.wes.armstrong

  31. Ngaire McGregor

    To Sylvia, Wayne and the Grant families, my deepest sympathy for the sad loss of Jimmy R I P

  32. Dianne Ferguson

    To the Grant family, so sorry to hear of your loss. Treasure all those memories.
    Deepest sympathy to you all.

  33. John Hutt

    Will miss seeing you out on the trails. Ride on! Condolences to Jimmy’s family.

  34. Paul thompson

    Bye cobber,you will be missed.many unforgettable memories,late nights early mornings you on your squeezebox,me ,carrots ,Matt,fat boy,joe,Wayne and many others bellowing out pearly shells etc. You’ve got plenty of good company wherever you are now. Rest Easy !

  35. Christine nee Ogilvie

    To Mrs Grant, Sylvia, Kelvin,and Murray, and families, condolences for your loss, memories last forever.

  36. Julie Lucas

    I was so sorry to hear this, my thoughts are with you all. I know he will be missed dearly

  37. Hamish Hamilton

    Sorry to hear of your loss, will miss seeing Jimmy out on his bike, he always had time for a chat about where he had been on his bike.


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