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Born:December 11, 1963
Sydney, Australia

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Grant was much loved by all those that knew him, and will be greatly missed.  He leaves behind a big hole, as he leaves us too soon.

Grant was one of those people that always saw the light side of life, and could make anyone laugh. He had a wicked sense of humour and used it well. The life of the party, people were naturally drawn to Grant and instantly liked him.

Born to proud parents Kate and Jim, Grant was a loving loyal son, and brother to his younger sister Katrina. As Katrina married and began her own family with Harry, I know Grant embraced the extended family which soon included his much loved niece and nephew.

Grant was a great believer in social justice, so a natural home for him was the government department FaHCSIA, where he worked for the people. I know that he drew great satisfaction and pride from his work, where family and community were the key values that he worked towards and believed in.

Because of Grant's sparkling personality, he had many friends. While his family lived in Melbourne, Grant also had many friends in Sydney, Canberra and Brisbane that were also like family to him.

It is all of us, all of the people mentioned here that will sadly miss our Grant. The Sci-Fi nut who loved Doctor Who and the Darleks. The 60s sitcom fan who adored Doctor Smith and Florence Henderson from the Brady Bunch. The best friend. The beloved son.

The good hearted, kind, sensitive man who was taken too early from us all.

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27th February 2010 - Grant and his Godmother
Added by Alex W
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Grant was a really funny person. He was so creative, fantastic with words, a talented writer. He also dabbled in film making documentaries. I will always remember him laughing and greeting us with "Gidday darl" he was the perfect mimic. I remember attending his sister's wedding and having a very fun time laughing until we cried. He also used to cut a mean rug on the dance floor. We will miss him dearly.
Added by Jo

Dear Mr. & Mrs. Gilluley, Katrina, Harry & family,

I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Grant in Canberra Times 8/5/2010 and my sincere condolences to you.
Thinking of you during such a difficult time.
Sincerely Leslie Learmont.

Added by Leslie Learmont.

Dear Mr and Mrs Gilluley and family,

I was very saddened to hear of Grant death. Though I haven't seen Grant for many years the time we spent together in our early twenties was very enjoyable and memorable. I will always remember Grant as very kind, considerate, generous and witty person. He always had the ability to make me laugh no matter what. I extend my condolences to you at this very sad time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


Added by Anonymous

Dear Mr and Mrs Gilluley and family
Grant lit up the life of everyone he met. He was a truly wonderful man, a rare gem, a dear friend and colleague who was always there for me - whether it was to pass on his wisdom, share a laugh or just pass the time together. Know that he will always live on in the hearts he touched. Please accept my heart felt condolences.

Added by Alex

Your beautiful heart stopped 12 months ago today, 30th April 2011. "We can remember you and that you are gone, or we can cherish your memory and let you live on". Dearly loved son of Kate and Jim. Adored brother of Katrina. Sleep peacefully.

You will always be with me by my side. Love forever your sister, Katrina.

We miss you so much Uncle Grant, Love forever Peter and Leea.

Added by Katrina Gilluley (Nanos)
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