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Clinton Kenneth James Grattan

September 13, 2019 ~ October 5, 2019


Our family and friends have have gathered together with heavy hearts. We celebrate a son, a brother, a husband, a friend and an incredible father. Clint, you have left us too soon. Clint, your heart and your love was bigger than life itself. To you, each day was a gift, a challenge to do your best, to make a difference, to fill a heart. You lifted everyone up and you made everyone you met feel special and these only a few of the things that made you so special.

Clint was born in Thunder Bay Ont. on Sept 13, 1974. but lived there for only a short time. He then moved to Mackenzie, BC for the majority of his younger years. When he was in senior high when he moved to Prince George B.C. where he finished high school. He moved on to college where he was studying to become a lawyer. After a trip to Mexico, all bets were off after he found a new love in diving. He entered diving school to become an instructor and that is where a new passion was born.

He moved to Vancouver and lived on a dive boat and worked as part of the crew. Here he met Patricia, the love of his life, who also worked on the same dive boat. From Vancouver their combined passion in diving moved them to St. Maarten, where they lived for six amazing years. When they found out they were expecting their first child, they decided to move back to Canada to raise their family. The settled in Calgary where Clint worked hard to build a new career in safety, becoming a National Construction Safety Officer.

His love for water continued, even in landlocked Alberta and he shared it with his family and friends. His family and friends were everything. So many memories we created together, from fishing on the lakes, camping in the mountains, building snowmen, and playing in the sand. He embraced each family adventure. He made every moment together an adventure.

The day we lost you broke our hearts but it was a day of family and love, surrounded by the beauty of fall colours in the trees and the sun on the lake. There was laughter and love and big fish caught. We celebrated our family and our life. Without knowing, this best day together was our last.

Clint, you will be so missed by your wife Patricia, your children Ashley and Heidi as well as by all your family and friends.  In our hearts we will hold you dear and know that you are in the arms of Jesus watching over us always.

Your hospitality and generosity never ran out.
You saw the best in everyone you met.
You worked so hard,
and touched the lives of so many.
You will be eternally loved and always missed.

Until we meet again…

A private Funeral Mass is being held for Clint.  There will be a public graveside service on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 3:00pm at the Christ Church Cemetery (Meota Cemetary), Millarville, AB.  (Directions to cemetery) - 
Take Macleod Trail SE to 226 Ave W (27 min (22.7 km)
Follow 32 St/Range Rd 12 to AB-549 W in Millarville (17 min (25.5 km)

In leiu of flowers Patricia is asking that donations be made to the South Eastern Alberta Search and Rescue (

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Clinton Kenneth James Grattan, please visit our floral store.

 Service Program


Memorial Mass
October 11, 2019

8:00 PM
St. Albert the Great Catholic Church
10 Prestwick Drive S.E
Calgary, AB T2Z 4J6

Graveside Service
October 29, 2019

3:00 PM
Christ Church (Meota) Cemetery
Hwy 549 East
Millarville, AB T0L 1K0

Private Funeral Mass
October 29, 2019

St. Bonaventure Catholic Church
1600 Acadia Drive SE
Calgary, AB T2J 3B3

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