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Arvid John Grants

October 30, 1921 - December 13, 2016


Born in Riga, Latvia, in 1921, Arvid was a WWII refugee to Canada on Marine Shark. His oil paintings surround you at the Laughing Oyster restaurant. Artist, sculptor, Vancouver Symphony flutist, philosophy professor at Simon Fraser University (PhD Philosophy, Cambridge), Art History and Painting lecturer at Vancouver Island University (MA Art History, University of BC, and Visual Arts, École des Beaux-Arts, Montreal), flute and music theory teacher, choir conductor and singer, writer, husband, father, granddad, uncle, mentor, and friend et al; a man for all seasons, who lived many lifetimes in one. He passed as he lived…peacefully (at home, December 13), writing a book, Abstraction in Art and Music. His wife Jan (née Bowes) and daughter Jennifer embrace Arvid’s spirit; as do daughters Ilga (Australia) and Ieva (Chilliwack), son Arvid (Nelson) and extended family. A private home gathering will take place to celebrate Arvid’s life.


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From: Carmela & Ed Oldfield
Relation: Relationship - How did you know the deceased?

Dear Jan, Jenny & family,

We are very sorry for your loss. With you our deepest sympathies.

Hugs, Carmela & Ed

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