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In Loving Memory of

Michael "Mike" Granton


Obituary of Michael "Mike" Granton

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Mike Granton at his residence on Monday, April 4, 2022 at the age of 73. He leaves behind Tammy, sons Cale and Wayne, stepdaughter Lana, granddaughter Lily, brother Carl (Sandra), sister Mary Ellen and nephew Danny. Mike is now reunited with his predeceased parents Frederick and Teresa and brother Johnny.

Mike will be remembered for his lifelong passion for stockcar racing, beginning in his late teens with his late model (57 Chevy), and eventually advancing to sportsman and modified classes as a builder and driver racing at local speedways as well as in Upstate New York. In the early 90s Mike was thrilled when he was approached to join the Active Racing Team out of Mooresville, North Carolina as their tire specialist, travelling across the U.S. to compete at all Nascar Winston Cup Series racetracks for a few seasons. After that, Mike stayed involved with local tracks by building cars and grooming new, young and upcoming talent (Young Guns), as well as helping and assisting others involved with racing. For some, Mike became a kind of go to guy for help and advice (What do you need).

Cremation has taken place and arrangements are entrusted to Essentials Cremation and Burial Services (905-354-2133). The family and friends of Michael "Mikey" Granton invite you to celebrate his life on Sunday May, 7, 2023 at Loyal Order Of Moose, 92 Permilla St, St. Catharines, ON starting at 1:00 p.m. In memory of Mike, memorial donations may be given to the charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be shared on Mike’s tribute page at

“Stay Focused, Be Sharp, Miss the Big One, Love ya Champ.”

Service Information

A Celebration of Life

Date: May 7, 2023
Start Time: 1:00 pm
End Time: 12:00 am
Venue: Loyal Order Of Moose
92 Permilla Street
St. Catharines, ON

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Lorijane Cahill
1 year ago

Many many great memories we had I always loved to see your smile .REST NOW MIKEY YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. My deepest condolences to MIKES FAMILY

1 year ago


Todd Wood
1 year ago

RIP Mikey – many fond memories my friend! Racing & Hockey. Sincere condolences to the family!

Tracy-Lee Macgregor
1 year ago

Mike you will be missed. Especially at Thanksgiving or Christmas when mom would always invite you to come for supper or make a plate up for you. You were always there for a helping hand if you could. My family gives their heart felt condolences and sympathy to your loved ones. May your family have many happy memories to remember you by to help them get through this tough time. We will surely miss your laughter

Bill and Jim O'Hara
1 year ago

We are so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing, our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Ada Clutterbuck-Storin
1 year ago

Brothers are very special…. many memories of watching that purple car go round the track and the party after. We shall keep these treasures in our hearts forever.

Terry Bartol (Wilcox)
1 year ago

So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for your family.

Marie McBride
1 year ago

So sorry to hear of Mikes passing, sending prayers to the family.


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