LAHD, Grant Austin 1937 – 2017

Grant Austin Lahd, born August 7, 1937, passed away peacefully at his home in Milo, Alberta, on February 28, 2017.

Grant is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Betty Lahd and his children Rod (Leslie) Lahd, Lee (Tammy) Lahd, Darla (Vaughan) Hartigan and Kyle (Crystal) Lahd. He is also survived by his grandchildren Paige (Chris) Hartung, Brody Lahd (Courtney Chow), Jesse Lahd, Natasha Lahd, Riley Lahd (Tori Carson), Celia Lahd, Rory Lahd, Julia Hartigan, Daisy Lahd, Ella Hartigan, and Gus Lahd. He is also survived by his sister Jo-Ann (Cameron) Klem and his brother-in-law Keith Healy. Grant was predeceased by his son Jerry Lahd, his sister Marilyn Healy, and parents Jesse and Margaret Lahd.

Grant was born August 7, 1937 in Wetaskiwin to Jesse and Margaret Lahd. He started school in Dawson Creek, BC in 1943, then took Grades 2 and 3 in Midnapore before moving to Queenstown in 1946. He continued school there before finishing Grade 12 in Milo.

In 1956, Grant rented Blackfoot Reserve land and started farming with his dad. Grant married Betty Peterson in 1960 and they lived on this land and in Queenstown before buying the former Wayne Monner farm where they raised their five children. Grant and Betty moved to Milo and Grant continued helping with the farm and cattle up until his passing.

Grant was passionate about farming the family farm. He loved nothing more than having his family together at times like branding and harvest. Grant also loved his annual trips to the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. Grant was dedicated to his community, and spent many years as a County Councillor.

A Celebration of Grant’s life will be held on Monday, March 6, 2017 at 1:00 pm at the Milo Community Hall. Interment Hope Lutheran Cemetery, Milo, AB.

In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations can be made in Grant’s name to the Milo Fire Department, Box 192, Milo, AB T0L 1L0.

Arrangements in care of Vulcan Funeral Home. Telephone 1-403-485-2633. E-mail condolences through www.vulcanfuneralhome.ca.


14 Responses to LAHD, Grant Austin 1937 – 2017
  1. Lyle and Joan Winch says:

    Our sincere sympathy to all of Grant’s family. He was a great neighbour and friend to so many and will be missed.

  2. Shirley White says:

    Our sympathy goes out to you Betty and to all the family. We remember the fun times we shared “down south”‘. our hearts are with you as you go through this difficult time. Terry and Shirley

    • Cheryl Robinson says:

      Our deepest sorrows to Betty n family from Margaret Good Eagle family and the Robinson Family. We knew him for along time and will miss him dearly. For his kindness and friendship.

  3. Susan says:

    Our deepest sympathy Betty and family. Life is so short and Grant lived his to the fullest doing what he liked.
    Glen and Susan Williams

  4. Chriss Lawson says:

    So sorry for you and your family Darla…My prayers and thoughts are with you .

  5. Charlotte Bath says:

    Grant was the first person that we did work for and became a very good friend. When I first met him at the shop and when I tired to charge him for a part he told me that I should be home in the kitchen I just laughed at him and told him I wasn’t a great cook so he’d have to get use to me being around. He was a great man and became a very good friend. I am so sorry for your loss and will always have a lot of fond memories of him close to my heart

  6. Jack and Anne Harmston (Crystal's Aunt and Uncle) says:

    Our hearts go out to your family with the loss of Grant. Husband, Dad, Grandfather and Great -Grandfather, Hero, Idol and Patriarch of your family who will be greatly missed by each of you.
    You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. Frank & Sheila van Gisbergen says:

    Kyle and Chrystal…words can not descibe the loss you must feel. May time and great memories of your dad heal the sorrow and give you peace.

    All the best and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  8. Kelvin & Mary Lou Grabowsky says:

    Sorry to hear of Grant’s passing. Condolences to the Family
    Kelvin & Mary Lou Grabowsky

  9. Sherry Penner says:

    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Grant. He was an amazing and loving friend to dad as well as a wonderful neighbor to our family. His strength and community commitment is a great legacy. Our condolences to Betty and the family.

  10. George & Jan Armstrong says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Grant’s passing… he was a great neighbour and a true cowman. He will be missed on both sides of the Bow. Our sympathies go out to your family from our family.

  11. Gary Robertson says:

    So sad to hear about Grant’s passing. My sympathy to Betty and family. He will be missed, but the memories of the times we enjoyed together will live on forever.

  12. Sharon Whitten says:

    Dear Betty and family,
    Our sincerest condolences during this most difficult time. Our thoughts are with you and your family .
    We always enjoyed your visits to Palm Creek . Hugs, Stan & Sharon Whitten

  13. Mike and Marcie Davey says:

    With Sympathy in the loss of Grant. Our thoughts our with you Lahd Family at this difficult time. May your memories bring you comfort and healing.

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