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Eugene Joseph Gratton

July 18, 1933 ~ July 18, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old


Eugene (Gene) Joseph Gratton left his family & friends July 18, 2023, in Keremeos, 90 years to the day he was born in 1933.  

Dad was determined to celebrate his special birthday with his family, even enjoying some of his birthday cake.  He peacefully passed away hours later, surrounded by his brother George, and children Shirli Gene, Terri Lee and Darryl. 

Gene was born in Edam Sask, the 9th of 13 children to John and Marie-Jeanne and moved to Prince George in 1949.  He had a successful logging career in and around the area but predominantly in Mackenzie and retired to Armstrong in 2000 to enjoy his love of golfing. 
He is lovingly remembered by his children, Shirli Gene (Richard) Sadowick, Terri Lee (Mike) Rollings, Darryl (Fran) Gratton, stepchildren Patricia (Norm) Dowler, Debbie (Ivan) Cross, Brian (Christine) DeCoteau and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, brother George (Inie) Gratton and sister Louise Madsen, and the two loves of his life, Shirley Gratton and Loretta DeCoteau. 
Our dad loved to dance and listen to old time country music.  He was loving, kind, soft-hearted, easy going and enjoyed teasing everyone. His passion for horses started at an early age when he saved his beloved horse Dolly by bottle feeding her. Dad enjoyed good food, anything chocolate, raspberries, golfing and being outside in the sunshine.

We know you’ve gone ahead…waiting for us with open arms! ♥️

A celebration will be held for family & friends next year in Prince George, on his birthday July 18, 2024, when he will be laid to rest with his mom in the Memorial Park Cemetery. 

Donations can be made to the Gratton Family Endowment Fund Prince George Community Foundation or Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation.


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