Lieutenant Ruliff Grass
Lieutenant Ruliff Grass was the son of Robert Everett Grass and grew up in Toronto. He attended St. Andrew's College from 1936 to 1940.
Grass was a tank commander in WWII.
He later attended the University of Toronto for Engineering where he was also Captain of the Varsity Blues Football team and a Johnny Copp trophy winner, Ruly was a member of the all-1940s team. When he left U of T, he went on to play for the Indians and then the Argos, winning a Grey Cup with the Argos in the early 1950s. His father played tackle for the Blues when they won the Grey Cup in 1910 and 1911 in the old Varsity Stadium.
He owned and operated his construction company for 25 years and contributed greatly to the community in Canmore, Alberta before moving back east to be closer to his family in his final years.
Ruly passed away on March 11, 2006 in his Barrie home. He left behind his beloved wife and companion of 57 years, Katy (Cochran) and their three children: David í70, Robert Everett and Sarah (Jim Kissick). Ruliís qualities of compassion, optimism and humour, as well as his engaging stories will be sadly missed.