BORN: March 19, 1947 at St. Boniface Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
PARENTS: Farmers on a 3rd generation family form at Eden, Manitoba. Grant’s brother still operates.
DIVORCED, 3 children – daughter 29, son 26, daughter 22
3 grandchildren and counting.
AT AGE 18 was accepted by the United Church Presbytery to study to become a minister.
1968: Went into business instead:
Has held a life insurance license since 1970. Has held a Real Estate Broker’s license since 1978.
1973 – 1976:
Was a professional athlete player’s financial agent. Pioneered an income averaging scheme for all Canadian professional athletes. Implemented and ran the program for the C.F.L. Players Association.
1976 – 1980:
Owned and operated a 2000 acre ranch bordering Riding Mountain National Park. In 1976, held the first “Bobby Hull Hockey School” at the ranch. Also raised a herd of purebred polled hereford and simmental cattle including the World Record priced $95,500 "Julia".
Have created and operated two Real Estate firms one in Manitoba and one in British Columbia.
1988 – 1990:
Created and operated a Home Health Care Store in Winnipeg providing wheelchairs, scooters and other health related equipment.
Ø Created and operated Real Estate Relocation Program for the 22000 members of the Kinsmen Club of Canada. (Brandon, Winnipeg, Manitoba and Maple Ridge, British Columbia)
Ø Always heavily involved in community service - Kinsmen Club of Canada and Chambers of Commerce and Politics – both provincial and federal.
Ø Relocated to British Columbia
Ø Created the Manitoba Club of BC publishing on annual magazine and business networking directory and holding an annual reunion of expatriate Manitobans.
Ø I was raised in the 1950’s in a chauvinistic environment on a farm.
Ø When I was courting my ex-wife, I can’t remember the term compatibility ever being used or considered.
Ø I have had many wonderful women in my life and have been in love 4 times. How do I know? Because of dying the “Death of a Thousand Cuts” after the relationship ended.
Ø Almost remarried at lease 2 times.
Ø Almost started a second family twice.
Ø I lived through the strong feminist period of the 70's and 80's in industries where women had either equal or more influence. Those were days when a man could be pegged a chauvinist without even opening his mouth. I have noticed that since women have gained equal or more power, most women have backed off giving men as hard a time.
Ø My mother is my best friend.
Ø I have been heavily influenced by women and their views on relationships.
Ø I love people and want everyone to be happy and prosperous.
Ø I especially love women!
Ø I love to laugh and work and play always has to be fun.
Ø I love my current life and wouldn’t change anything, although I have been known to lie about my age to younger women.
Ø I would like to live forever because the alternative is unknown.
Ø I hope there is a creator because, if not, life would be pretty meaningless and empty, notwithstanding procreation.
Ø I don’t know how people motivate themselves in their lives’ journey if they believe in nothing.
Explore issues as human beings to promote happiness and harmony. I believe there are no gender based issues / men and women are totally intertwined.
Ø Women ask questions about prostate cancer because men are embarrassed to ask.
Ø Women ask for help for their mates erectile disfunctions because they are loving partners and their mates are shy.
Ø Women approach divorce lawyers as the new significant other when they think their mate is being taken advantage of by an ex-wife.
Ø Men and women share each others heartache and life’s misfortunes including sickness and death.
We want to dispense helpful health, fitness and interpersonal life skills for our lifes' journey.
We want to have fun while trying to understand one another.
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All the best!