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'Red' Grant Walter Ries

March 2, 1945 ~ September 9, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old


Grant Walter (Red) Ries passed away suddenly but peacefully on Saturday, September 9, 2023 at the age of 78 with his wife Dallas by his side. 

Red was born in Fort Erie and raised in Niagara Falls, Ontario until he moved to Gladstone in the early 70’s where he purchased and operated Yellowhead Esso and Restaurant for 21 years.  Later he added the tow truck service to the business. 

After retiring from the business, he worked for a potato farmer at Carberry, then began a career with Neepawa-Gladstone Coop which lasted twenty years until his retirement.

Red has always been an animal lover and had a great passion for his cats, and dogs over the years.  All of which were spoiled and got the best of care.

While Red had his own business, he met many truck drivers and after getting his class 1 licence he began going on several trips with some of them as a hobby

Red also enjoyed going to Nascar races and watching them on television.  He also enjoyed watching drag races and some of his other programs on television.  Red and Dallas enjoyed going on cruises to many locations, going to their cabin at otter lake, they also enjoyed crop checking or just going to Brandon to Princess Auto. (his favorite toy store)

Red and Les spent many hours restoring the Chevy truck and building a race car.  Red and Dallas enjoyed going to the races and watching Lester compete all over the country. 

Red is survived by his wife Dallas, sister Marsha (Roger), brother Glen (Fran), sisters in law, brothers in law, nieces and nephews, and many friends, as well as lifelong friends from Niagara Falls.

  He is predeceased by his stepson Les, his parents, sister Debbie and her husband Dennis.

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