Grant Chalker

February 19, 1934 to December 20, 2021

Obituary

Passed peacefully away on December 20, 2021 at St Patrick’s Mercy Home at 87 years of age. Predeceased by his wife, Jan Chalker, parents Tom and Ruth Chalker.  Leaving to mourn daughters, Kate Chalker and Beth (Joffre Bruce), and son, Tom Chalker (Janice); grandchildren Sarah Moffatt, Hannah Moffatt (Lenny Leblanc), Will Moffatt (Kayla), Grant Moffatt (Robyn), Leslie (Jody Charlebois), Lori Bruce, Brent Chalker and Julia Chalker; great-grandchildren Sophie Moffatt, Reagan Moffatt, Lucas Charlebois & Lyla Charlebois; nieces Viki O’Dea (Gerry Critch), Jane Tomlinson and nephew Stephen O’Dea (Cheryl).

Throughout their marriage, Grant and Jan were surrounded by many friends and enjoyed a very busy and happy social life.  They spent many enjoyable years at ‘The Estate’ and on ‘The Boat’. Grant was known for his organizational skills and one of his favourite undertakings was Newfoundland and Labrador’s hosting of the 1977 Canada Summer Games.  He spent many years volunteering with Jaycees, Liberal Association, Murry’s Pond, St Augustine’s Church and Rotary Club of St. John’s.    Grant will always be remembered for his cheerful disposition and his ability to diffuse a situation with a kind word or humorous insight. Whenever anything happened his wife would say “Grant do something” and he did.  He often quipped that he was a fortunate man who had lived a very happy life.

We would like to express a very special thank-you and sincere appreciation to the staff of St Patrick’s Mercy Home and especially Chris Fudge, for months of kind and compassionate care. Funeral arrangements will take place at a later date when it is safe for family members to travel home.

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We were very sorry to hear of Grant’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
God bless.

I was so very sorry to hear of Grant’s passing. I worked at the Public Service Commission when he was Vice-chair back in the 1990’s. He was very approachable and I remember asking his advice when I was looking to buy a house. He gave me some excellent advice which I have since passed on to other young people. But, mainly, I will always remember Grant Chalker as a very kind and caring person to all who worked with him.

So sorry to hear of Grant’s passing. He had such a pleasant manner and, on every interaction, he always left me in a better frame of mind. His constant smile was infectious, lifting the spirits of those around him. I was glad to know the family, and glad to have brief period during the 76′ Summer Games working with him. At that time I saw his outstanding leadership skills in action.

To the Chalker family,

So sorry to hear of grants passing. Our “Rumoli Kids” are dwindling, circa 1948. He was a great man and friend and will no doubt be sorely missed. Our love and sincere condolences to you all.

Noel and the Hutton Clan

Tom, Beth, Kate and all the family,
So sorry to hear about the passing of your father – I have so many memories of him from the neighbourhood growing up – I’m sure he will be greatly missed – please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Katy, Tom, Beth and Family,
My deepest condolences on the passing of your Dad. May fond memories of him help comfort you all at this difficult time. May he Rest In Peace!

Tom, Beth, Kate and family,
Our deepest sympathies on the passing of your father.
John,Elizabeth and William Coleman

Kate, Tom and Beth, It has been quite a year for you and I want to offer my sincere condolences. Your grandmother was Auntie Ruth to me and her mother Aunt Rose and my grandmother, Violet Lester, were sisters. I loved the stories and your father had a wonderful sense of humor.

It was my high honour and privilege to care for Grant, and to call him my buddy. In keeping with both our sense of humour Grant would call me Billy and I would call him Jimmy. We loved to talk politics and during the provincial election I put a NDP button on him, this made him laugh.
The entire staff enjoyed Grant’s humour and he meant so much to us all. We all loved it when he joked around with us and he made us all laugh.
May his beautiful spirit rest in peaceful peace and may he go rest high upon that mountain.

Grant and I grew up on Forest Road being first cousins . Grant’s attitude and out look on life was always positive along with a great sense of humor. I visited Grant and Jan on my various trips from Nova Scotia His legacy he left will be remembered by those he knew and touched.. Our sympathies are to his family.

Just wanted you all to know that Ginny and I we’re sorry to learn of your Dad’s passing. We always called each other “cuz”. My great grandmother was a Chalker hence or nick names. Not a great year all round. At least now your parents are together!!
With our sympathies to you all.

Kate, Beth and Tom. We are saddened to
hear of Your Dads passing. You have a had a hard year losing both parents. They were an amazing couple. I always had the highest respect for my cousin and we thoroughly enjoyed both his and your mom’s company. We will miss them
Tim and Judy Chalker

Kate:

My deepest condolences on the loss of your father. May you keep his memory close at heart in the difficult days ahead.

Kate, Beth and Tom
My condolences on the death of your father, II shall always remember your Dad with smile. He was very kind, and he liked telling a joke.. I remember going to the Chalker family reunion in 2007 meeting our many relatives. 2021 has been a very difficult year with death pf your mother and father.. My deepest sympathy. to you r families. .
Andrea (Andy) Crosbie

Sincere condolences from our family to the Chalkers. We knew Mr Chalker as Cherry Lane neighbors, holding pleasant thoughts of him as the respected gentleman he was.. Our son Darcy benefited from his kindness in what was his first job, mowing “The Estate “ lawn in his early teens. As parents we noted his calls for service were always directly with Darcy, never relaying messages through us, and entrusting him with valuable first time responsibility for his work. We recall Darcy’s pride in being paid an extra hour’s wage because Mr. Chalker said he worked harder than he had to on a hot day to get the lawn done well but quickly. We are grateful for his subtle influence on our young son’s work ethic, as he no doubt did for countless youth through the years. He will be remembered fondly. May your own countless stories bring you smiles in remembering his life well lived.

We were saddened to hear of Grant’s passing. Have very fond memories of Christmas Eve’s at my parent house every year. Your parents were always kind and gracious. Rotary gatherings also held fond memories.. We enjoyed your father’s humor. He took great interest in what we were all doing. May your own memories sustain you all. Deepest condolences on your loss.
Don and Sarah Osmond

Kate and family. I’m so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. You spoke of him very proudly and I know you will miss him dearly. You have many fond memories that will be with you forever.

I knew Grant for some 20 years through the Rotary Club of St. John’s. ‘Chalk’ as I called him, would bring a cheerfulness to any gathering in his perpetual lighthearted manner. It was a delight to be in his company. Other than Real Estate Management, his classification in Rotary also included ‘Independent Wellness Consultant’ since on behalf of the Club, he along with Jack Hiscock would visit Rotarians if they were in hospital for some reason. I can’t think of a better personality to have fulfilled that role.
My sincere condolences to all the family on his passing.

Sincere condolences to all the family. May your many happy memories get you through. A fine gentleman and friend for many years, Don and Judy Fitzpatrick

Kate,Beth &Tom,
So very sorry to hear that your Dad has passed .
Please accept our sincere condolences.
Nancy & Robert Patten

Kate & Family: Derrick & I are so sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. We send our sincere condolences to you all & will hold you in our thoughts & prayers during this difficult time. Cherish the memories & hold them close.

Kate, sincere condolences on the passing of your father.

The Chalker Family
We have so many memories of our parents from years ago. The parties and fun the always had
With deepest sympathy for your loss
The Byrnes
Sheilagh, Nancy, Tommy and Andrea