Grant Robert Ballantine passed away tragically on February 4, 2021 in a house fire in La Broquerie, MB.
He is survived by one sister Vicki, Puslinch, ON; two brothers, Murray (Clara) and nephews Ian & Jamie,
Ottawa, ON; and Ross (Cathy) and family (David Fehr and Chris Fehr and their families), Pilot Mound, MB; and
Sister-in-Law Maureen Robinson and niece Tracy Robinson (Jeremy Janz) and family of BC.
Grant was predeceased by his parents John ‘Ralph’ & Jean (Simpson) Ballantine and step-mother Alice
(Robinson) and step-brother Bill Robinson.
Grant was born Aug 24, 1954 in Crystal City, MB, grew up on family farm & attended school in Glenora,
Marringhurst, Pilot Mound High and obtained his Diesel Mechanic License at Red River Community College.
He worked at Mazur Equipment in Brandon, Pilot Mound Farm Machinery Co-op, G. Sterling Implements in
Pilot Mound, then in Killarney with JI Case. In 1989 he relocated to Steinbach, MB to work as Parts Manager
for Case Power & Equipment which transitioned over the years to Red River Equipment, Chabot Equipment
and finally Rocky Mountain Equipment. He retired in January, 2017.
Grant had many good friends all around the province. He enjoyed spending time with them while playing
Belgian Bowling, Bein (cards) and darts at La Broquerie Hotel. Grant lived in La Broquerie for the last 19 years
and really enjoyed living there. Grant was an avid reader and had a terrific memory which benefited him & his
many farm equipment parts customers with whom he had special friendships and for whom he worked
extremely hard to ensure they were looked after!
As per family wishes, there will be a private internment service in Pilot Mound due to the current COVID
status, with a Celebration of Life event this summer, COVID permitting.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Manitoba Lung Association:
Rm 204 825 Sherbrook St.
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 1M5.
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