It is with sadness the family of Franklin “Grant” Sedgwick announce his passing on April 17, 2023 at the Rosetown & District Health Centre at the age of 89 years.
Grant was born in Elrose on November 3, 1933. He was the second son and fourth of five children of Norman and Rebecca Sedgwick. He grew up on the family farm northwest of Elrose in the Chipperfield/Greenan district. He attended school at Aird which was located one mile west of the farm. After completing grade ten, he moved on to high school in Elrose taking grades eleven and twelve. He graduated in 1952. His sister Ethel was teaching in Elrose at that time and they boarded together with a local family. After finishing school, Grant began raising cattle with Norman and helping him and Gordon with the farming. Grant purchased his first quarter section in 1961 and farmed full time until 2013. He then began gradually renting the land to neighbors. As of 2022, he was still farming 180 acres. Grant met Phyllis Felker in the summer of 1968, Phyllis was from Wiseton and teaching school in Delisle. They were married on November 30, 1968. They moved into their new home in December 1969. Two sons followed, Kelly in December 1970 and Kevin in July 1973. Grant and Phyllis lived on the farm until the fall of 2015 when they moved to their condo in Rosetown.
Grant was an active member of the National Farmers Union for many years. He was secretary of the Wartime SK Wheat Pool committee for 17 years, then was added on to the Plato committee. He was an avid fastball player, first with Chipperfield then with Greenan. His other community involvement included the Wartime Hall Board, Greenan Community Club and the Fairview PFRA Committee.
Grant is survived by sons Kelly (Lori) and Kevin (Tanya); grandchildren Rebecca (Dylan), Carson and Macy, sisters Helen Quick and Norma Flaig, sister-in-law Elaine Jardine as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife of 53 years Phyllis on September 30, 2022, parents Norman and Rebecca Sedgwick, parents-in-law David and Isabel Felker, sister Ethel Robinson, brother Gordon Sedgwick as well as several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, April 24, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at the Rosetown Alliance Church with Pastor Tim Cadieux officiating. Donations in memory of Grant may be directed to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 104-2301 Ave C N, Saskatoon, SK S7L 5X5 or to the Rosetown & District Health Centre Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 653, Rosetown, SK, S0L 2V0.