Grant, Jennifer Louise

Jennifer passed peacefully in Thornbury on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 surrounded by loving family and supported by dear friends.

Born in Edmonton on February 13, 1953, she was a daughter of Anne Nielsen (born in Shanghai, China, 1923) and Harold ‘Hal’ Grant (born in Edmonton, Alberta, 1916).

Jennifer will be missed by her loving son Evan Borgstrom (Eva) and loving daughter Katy Groves (Nick). She was the proud grandmother of Zoe, Milo (Borgstrom) and Grace (Groves).

She was the much loved sister of David (Joanne), Len (Marie) and Larry (Janice).

Jennifer’s legacy in organic food and holistic practises touched many people. She was the proud founder of Harmony Market in Orangeville, Ontario and a respected member of the organic and holistic community.  She was an advisor to the Canadian Government for the Development of Standards for Organic Food Classification.

Jennifer’s smile, laugh, intelligence, sense of humour and resourcefulness will be treasured memories for all who know and love her.

A celebration of her life will be scheduled in warmer weather.

As your expression of sympathy and in memory of Jennifer, please consider a donation to Birds Canada. Your donations may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.


A celebration of Jennifer's life will be scheduled in warmer weather.

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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Deb byrnes
    Wednesday, February 9, 2022

    I will always love you. Always did. Always will. Fly with the angels my dear friend.

    1. Carol J Elliott
      Sunday, February 13, 2022

      Jennifer,(Jenny (LOO) Heartbroken to lose you so young, Vibrant, Brave, Loving Courageous Inspiring, Spirit.
      We shall never forget your contribution’s to Our Planet and Commitment to your Mission teaching, Sustainable Agriculture and benefits of Information is knowledge IS Power, Choice for Betterment of Gaia and all Humanity. A Pioneer to say the least, way ahead of the Times! You never quit on your Dream!
      Amazing example of a True Humanitarian unconditionally with sharing all your knowledge with all who approached. A greater example I do not know!
      I shall forever feel Blessed for the 40 yrs of our Close Friendship & Love of Truth.Missed beyond Belief but know your with us in Spirit!
      God Speed Earth Angel. You’ve Arrived Dear
      One!.. R.I.P. So Be it

    2. Chantale And Keith Blair
      Wednesday, March 2, 2022

      Our Heats go out to Katy, Nick and Grace!

      Sending out most Sincerest and Deepest sympathies. Your Mom will forever be in your Hearts

  2. Linda Kennedy
    Wednesday, February 9, 2022

    Jennifer, your sweet smile and loving nature will be a memory with me forever. So thankful to have known you and learned from you in this life.

    1. Alicia Lahey
      Wednesday, February 9, 2022

      With love Jennifer, we will watch for you among the shooting stars

  3. Amy Miranda
    Wednesday, February 9, 2022

    Love you so much. Always and forever.

  4. Diane Powers
    Wednesday, February 9, 2022

    Your amazing Light will shine forever through your beautiful family and Harmony. You gave this world so much Jen. Thank you. I miss you and love you forever.

  5. Felicia Albernas
    Wednesday, February 9, 2022

    Love you Jen! What an impact you made in the community and all of your friends and family. Bless to know you Another angel to watch over us.

  6. Debra
    Thursday, February 10, 2022

    With my sweet best friend resting in God I feel closer than ever to you Lord. You came a little early for my Jenny but you always know what your doing. Jennifer lived a holistic life and showed Canada how important organic and natural foods are to maintaining optimum healthy lifestyles. Her smile was infectious and her Hugs will be missed by me and everyone else around who was the recipient of those daily Hugs. Sending Hugs to Katy and Evan. She’s so proud of you kids!

  7. Stephanie Walker
    Thursday, February 10, 2022

    Jen, you touched my life as a young person so deeply, and saw my strengths and my spirit in ways they had never been reflected to me, which empowered me so much at that time. You always felt like long lost family to my heart, and your kindness and wisdom will live with me always. Until next time, so much love.

  8. Judy
    Thursday, February 10, 2022

    It was such a blessing to have had Jennifer’s friendship for more than 45+ years. She was many things to many people, but to me she was someone I admired, a long time friend, and a beautiful, loving person inside and out. When I reflect back on all those years, there are many things that stand out. Such as; how she turned her passion for holistic and organic food into a life long career, how she was a natural mother who was fiercely proud of her children and grandchildren, how she was the most wonderful friend ever. I could always count on her to really listen, empathize and share her wisdom. She was generous with her gifts of time and attention, not only with her friends and family but also with their children. My own kids all expressed how she had given them support and encouragement over the years, and that she was someone very special to them. A sentiment that I know is shared by many of her friends children.

    Physically, Jennifer was a true beauty. As obvious as that was, it was her inner light that really grabbed your attention with her genuine smile, azure blue eyes and heart felt hugs. She had her share of life challenges but she faced them with grace, strength and courage. Jennifer loved a good party, good music, good food and she was just so much fun to be around.

    Jennifer, I will always remember how blessed I’ve been to have had you in my life. Thank you for being my friend. I will miss you terribly until we meet again.

    Love Judy & Chris

  9. MaryAnn Parsons
    Friday, February 11, 2022

    I was so saddened and shocked to see Jennifer’s obituary in the Orangeville paper. I met her through her mother Anne (your grandma made sure to say Anne with an ‘e’ as I only have four letters, I want to be sure everyone uses them all!) Jennifer was obviously a regular visitor to see her mom at Lord Dufferin Centre where I worked. I always thought she was such a beautiful spirit with so much love and patience for her mom and those around her. The depth of her love for her mom was so evident. She was as proud of her mom as her mom Anne was of Jennifer. Jennifer’s dear friend would visit Anne whenever Jennifer was away. Jennifer was always sure to care for those she loved even if she could not be with them. I have no doubt her children will miss their mother’s genuine and loving ways. To her children I just wanted you to know that I have no doubt that the deeply devoted love you carry for your mom and grandmother is a legacy that I am certain will carry on for generations to come. I am so saddened to see Jennifer’s light on earth dim but I have no doubt her aura of love and strength will surround you and her grandchildren for all time. Rest sweet Jennifer. Your work is done. What an incredible mark you have left on this world.

  10. Carol Martin
    Friday, February 11, 2022

    OMG Jennifer – I am broken hearted – Such a vibrant, brave, lovely girl – too soon. Love from Carol and Wayne Martin

  11. Chuck Heron
    Saturday, February 12, 2022

    Good memories of Jennifer include her son Evan being a friend to my son Alex Hawkins in high school, and seeing Harmony Whole Foods grow and thrive to this day. My wife Kathleen, founder of Kids Can Do, enjoyed seeing another woman succeed in creating a new business. Thanks to Jennifer for her strongly positive attitude.

  12. Julie Thurgood-Burnett
    Wednesday, February 16, 2022

    Jennifer you definitely were a bright light in this world. As a child, meeting you when you moved in across the street I was always in awe of you. Thank you for being part of my life and I will miss our chats and running into each other randomly. <3

  13. Kendra Anderson
    Wednesday, February 16, 2022

    I will continue to see your smile, laughter in the wonders of life, hear your words of wisdom and cherish you as a friend and a client. Loved our time together. Fly and soar Jennifer… you will be sadly missed.

    To the family… I send my deepest condolences and will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers

  14. Matt LeBeau
    Friday, February 18, 2022

    You were an inspiration for so many, including me, as a young sales rep and then again as I entered into various board positions.
    Thank you for your kind spirit.

  15. Gloria Wood
    Saturday, February 19, 2022

    Jennifer’s body is no longer here, but her spirit will always be with us. Jennifer lives in our hearts, she is light.

  16. Elaine Uskoski
    Sunday, February 20, 2022

    I’m so sorry to read this news. Jennifer was such a lovely soul and it was a privilege to know her.
    Sending much love to her children and grandchildren whom she adored.
    Elaine Uskoski

  17. Kathy
    Sunday, February 20, 2022

    Jennifer, I will always remember you bright smile and sparkly eyes.
    You were a great mentor
    and always willing to share your wisdom.
    Thank You being so very kind.

    Tuesday, February 22, 2022

    My little sister…Jennifer.
    I am overwhelmed by your passing. I am your big brother…and you aren’t supposed to die before me ! You never could follow the rules (and that’s part of the reason, I loved you and loved being around you.)
    Dear Jen you taught me how to make ideals a reality, how to be brave beyond belief, and how to live life to the limit, and you filled my heart with joy. I am glad that you are no longer suffering , but I miss you terribly…

  19. A.
    Monday, February 28, 2022

    I was so shocked to see Jennifer’s obituary at the HWF store.
    Always so helpful and kind. She will be sadly missed.

  20. Eva Pala & John Jacobs
    Tuesday, March 1, 2022

    We Are shocked and saddened to hear of Jennifer’s passing, words escape me. our Condolences to her Family I know she will be missed by many including her friends, family, and the people she touched with her kindness and smiles.

  21. Sharon Harris
    Tuesday, March 29, 2022

    This is so heart breaking for me and everyone. Blessings to Katy and Evan

  22. Margaret
    Wednesday, April 6, 2022

    Jennifer, came into our family’s lives when I babysat Kati and Evan when they were young. She was always helpful to me with her healing words of wisdom. I have thought of her often and her kindness will always remain in my heart. Kati and Evan your Mother will always be remembered with fond loving memories.


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