We have lost, Heaven has gained. Gregory Grant, his wife Patricia Grant, their Daughter Amanda Innes and her husband Wroxton Innes embarked on the journey of a lifetime, to attend a Wedding in Delhi in late November. The four of them had the time of their lives at the wedding which was held over three days at Neemrana near Delhi.
One wedding venue was the Palace of the Nawab Pataudi, a former captain of the Indian cricket team from the 1950's, who also played for England. Greg and Wroxton loved visiting this palace, viewing all the cricket memorabilia.
The four worked closely together and ran the Family Business, Greg Grant Australia (Saddlery Trading Company), which Greg and Pat started in the early 1970's. They had an enviable relationship, which many families can only dream of. Working harmoniously together every day and holidaying together always - they even had a sit down lunch together, every day.
After the Wedding all four continued to Kanpur, in Mid North India to visit old friends in the Saddlery industry whom Greg and Pat had known for 40 years. Greg and Pat really enjoyed sharing old stories and were pleased to finally see where their suppliers factories were based, where the items they had been buying for all those years had come from.
The happy four then travelled to Udaipur to stay at the Lake Palace Hotel to celebrate Pat's Birthday.
As they were due to leave the Palace on the morning of Pat's birthday, they celebrated with a lovely dinner the night prior to departure.
On the morning of the 6th, the four of them visited the Marahana's Palace where they were amazed by its beauty. At midday, they checked out and were told that their flight had been delayed, they could wait for another hour or so.
The group travelled firstly by boat, then by two chauffeur driven cars, one car with Greg and Pat, the other car with Wroxton and Amanda. On the way to the airport the unthinkable happened, Greg and Pat's car was hit head on by a semi trailer truck, Amanda and Wroxton witnessed the accident which was extremely traumatic.
Greg and Pat leave behind Daughter Amanda Innes, Son Barton Grant, Son in-law Wroxton Innes, Daughter in law Jeanette Grant, Grandchildren, Sterling, Jasper and Clayton and an unborn Grandchild due any day.
Greg and Pat only had one passion in life, their family. They lived for their Grandchildren who are missing them immensely.
The World has lost two great people who will be missed dearly.