Kime, Frederick Grant - Lovingly surrounded by his family, Frederick Grant Kime peacefully passed away on January 25, 2017 at the age of 78 at St. Joseph’s Hospice in London, Ontario, across the Thames River overlooking the neighbourhood where he grew up.
Loving and devoted father of Tony Kime (Bonnie), Deborah Kime (Willem), Geof Kime (Shelley), Anna MacDonald (Bruce), Heidi Bayley (Jamie), Sam Bayley (Leanne) and Peta Bayley (Mike). Proud and caring grandpa to Megan, Heather, Chelsea, Liam, Nicholas, Christopher, Jacob, Daniel, Angus, Polly, Oliver, Maggie and Georgia and great-grandpa to Nathan and Kaitlyn. Beloved son of the late Frederick and Anna Kime. Devoted brother of Patti, John, Bill and Mary. Grant will be affectionately remembered by his former wives Jennifer Kime and Deanne Pederson. Grant will also be fondly remembered by all of his cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Grant was known for his incredible generosity, a passion for nature, animals and his farm and his business acumen, all which deeply influenced his family, friends and business colleagues. Grant had longstanding rural roots in Middlesex County and the London area. He was a true entrepreneur, with a lengthy business career that he maintained right until the end. He started as a Certified General Accountant, working with Kime and Company, auditing for many municipalities in southern Ontario. Grant was a true visionary and innovator in the agri-business sector, being the driving force and founding shareholder behind the highly successful drainage pipe manufacturing company, Big O Inc. Grant was highly respected in the industry by his peers, competitors and employees.
Family will receive visitors on Friday, January 27, 2017 from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm at the Harris Funeral Home, 220 St James Street at Richmond, London, Ontario where a celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 10 am.
If desired, donations may be made in Grant’s memory to St. Joseph’s Hospice at www.sjhospicelondon.com or the Thames Talbot Land Trust at www.thamestalbotlandtrust.ca
Dr.Bill and Sylvia Freeland
January 26, 2017, 4:33 am
Sylvia, Bill, and daughters Alison, Joanna and Alex send condolences
to all Grant's family.
He will be sorely missed.
Our thoughts are with you at this time.
Betty Lynn Eckel
January 26, 2017, 12:08 pm
Tony, Geof, Bill and families - I was so saddened to hear of Grant's passing. Please accept my most sincere condolences. Grant was a man of many talents who was respected by all. There are so many fond memories of our days at Big 'O'. Cherish all of your wonderful memories as they will help you through the difficult days ahead. Thinking of you all ...
January 26, 2017, 6:59 pm
I was so sorry to hear of Grant's passing. It is with great fondness that I think of the time spent at the farm with all of you. Grant was always welcoming and hospitable.
Our deepest condolences to you all. Thinking of you.
Justine, Simon, Harry and Charlie
Marnie (Grant) Williamson
January 26, 2017, 9:11 pm
So sorry to hear of Grants passing. My condolences to all the family/ Grant will always be remembered by many fond memories.
January 27, 2017, 5:14 am
It is with much sadness at Grant's passing that I express my sincere condolences to his family. I hope that all will find comfort from each other and your memories of him. It was truly shocking to learn of his death and I shall always remember his friendship.
Brian and Yve Lewis, UK
January 27, 2017, 3:07 pm
Brian and I have known Grant and family for many years and have a huge and varied store of memories both in Canada and the UK. Grant was always a generous man and he and Jen were very kind to our mother during her widowed years. We are saddened at the news of his passing and send our sincere condolencies to Jen and all members of the family.
Eleanor Grant McKechnie
January 27, 2017, 4:21 pm
My deepest sympathy on your loss. I will always have lovely memories of Grant.
January 27, 2017, 10:19 pm
I wish to express my deepest sympathy to Grant's family. I will always remember Grant as Mr. Big "O" he always displayed a wonderful and welcoming personality and certainly educated me (his banker at the time) about the business technology of Big "O" . May he rest in peace and God bless and keep him in his eternal life.
January 28, 2017, 3:12 am
I was saddened to hear the news of Grant's passing. Many years ago he very kindly helped me through a difficult time in my life. Subsequently living on the west coast, I have had relatively little contact with him for a long time. I wish his family and friends comfort in their loss.
January 28, 2017, 1:57 pm
Please accept my sympathy in the passing of Grant. May your many memories bring you comfort and peace.
Ruth (Dingle) Grant
January 28, 2017, 10:54 pm
Deepest sympathies on Grant's passing.
I have fond memories of family gatherings at the farm.
My thoughts are with you at this sad time.
January 28, 2017, 11:52 pm
Hi Kime family - I'm sorry for your loss. I've got fond memories of Grant and the family farm in London from my childhood! Regret I can't be there in person to give my condolences. Sincerely, Ken
David & Lyn Lowe UK
January 29, 2017, 4:50 pm
We were very saddened to hear of Grantâ€™s passing, we send our sincere condolences to all members of the family.
I have very fond memories of my time at Big O, Grant was a kind, fair and generous man.
January 29, 2017, 5:07 pm
We were very saddened to hear of Grant's passing. Grant was the greatest guy to work for and created a company that we were all proud to to be a part of. His legacy will certainly live on. Pleas accept our sincere condolences.
Ken & Cheryl
January 29, 2017, 5:27 pm
To: Deborah, Geof, Patti & family
I had the honour of helping out with Grant during his last week at home. He was a lovely man & we shared a number of comforting moments with stories of his farm, children, & grandchildren. Grant also loved music & we shared a lot that also brought comfort to him while sleeping & resting. It was a privillege for me to work with Grant.
Thinking of you all,
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