1938 – 2020
It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of Shelagh Grant, past vice-president, long-time friend, share-holder and avid supporter of Wanapitei. Shelagh’s leadership of the Wanapitei site committee pushed for the bold and lasting decision to shift our buildings from the Archibald white to the present earth-tones and she was instrumental in pulling together our first large reunion, celebrating 65 years.
Shelagh was also an acclaimed historian, researcher, adjunct professor and author. Her published works include two influential books focused on the Canadian North; Sovereignty or Security? Government Policy in the Canadian North, 1939-1950 (UBC Press 1988) and Arctic Justice: On Trial for Murder — Pond Inlet, 1923 (MQUP 2002). Shelagh passed away on Saturday at her home in Peterborough with her family by her side. She will be missed dearly and our deepest condolences go out to her family. Shelagh is pictured here with Bruce on a Wanapitei adult canoe trip in the early 1980s.