June 2008, Annie Schiefer, Toronto, Canada.
To the President/Directors/Webmaster of Cambuslang Bowling
On behalf of my mother, Olga Rankin (Grant Wilson's wife), my
son, Jamie, husband Jim, Isobel Islip, Violet (Grant's
sister-in-law), Grant's nephews and nieces and extended family
and friends, may I extend heartfelt thanks to the Cambuslang
Bowling Club for opening its doors for the reception following
the memorial service, and for paying its respects to my
step-father, Grant, by closing the green and lowering the flag.
I read on your website the wonderful tribute to him and was
deeply touched by it.
While my mom, Olga, lives in Canada along with my family, our
heart is in Scotland. Grant loved his Scots heritage too and was
passionate about his football, bowling and family. Grant's good
nature touched many people, and his generous heart knew no
bounds. We were indeed fortunate to meet some of Grant's friends
at Cambuslang and I hope many of you are enjoying Grant's
collection of ties and pins.
Special thanks to Grant's friend, Jim Proctor, who offered a
toast at the reception and told us yet another story about
Grant's generous spirit. Thanks also go to the President and
Executive of the Club for so willingly allowing us to have the
reception on the premises Grant so enjoyed being a part of for
It is still hard to believe this special man will not be flying
back to us here in Toronto. Only time will heal the void in our
hearts. I only hope he is playing bowls with his buddies for his
smile shines down on us, along with the memory of his twinkling,
mischievous blue, blue eyes. Bless you, Grant.
Thank you again, Cambuslang Bowling Club!
Sincerely, Annie Schiefer on behalf of Olga Rankin and Grant's