Ken Grant Death – 1960s, 70s, and 80s voice of the morning on CFRA has tragically passed away. Ken Grant died months after being diagnosed with dementia. In the national capital area, Grant dominated the airwaves at a level that may never be repeated. Not only was he a popular radio personality, but he was also highly regarded for his community service.
Despite getting up early every morning to take the mic, he made hundreds of appearances a year, often long into the evenings. He is credited with making Ottawa the first Canadian city to generate $1 million from the annual Labor Day telethon. He is also recognized as being the first person in North America to promote the Jerry Lewis Telethon for Muscular Dystrophy. He published a cookbook and it helped the Amethyst Women’s Addiction Centre raise $50,000.
Grant also enjoyed Canada’s armed forces, frequently touring the nation with entertainment troupes to perform comedic shows at outlying outposts. Even as a celebrity, Grant maintained his modesty. His sister Bev, of Ottawa, and son Kristopher, of Oakville, along with his horde of listeners from all over the area, survive him. In the spring, Grant’s friends, coworkers, and family will gather for a Celebration of Life. We would appreciate donations to The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County in Grant’s honor instead of flowers.
The Family will release Ken Grant Obituary and Funeral Arrangements
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