Behind every good man is a better woman – visiting Bob Grant’s wife Elaine
Kellie Furner, Ben Ross and Ken Vessey recently took time out to visit Elaine Grant, wife of Souths legend Bob Grant.
Bob featured in the talented South Sydney sides of the late 1960s and early 1970s. He played in the premiership victories of 1968, 1970 and 1971. Grant was voted Rugby League Week Player of the Year for his performances during the 1971 premiership season.
In 2004, he was named by Souths in their South Sydney Dream Team, consisting of 17 players and a coach representing the club from 1908 through to 2004. Since 2004, he has suffered from cancer in the bowel, bladder, throat and lung. In addition to that, he has also had a heart attack.
Bob is currently in Concord hospital being treated for two separate operations. The Sydney Metro Committee, realising that behind every good man is a better woman, decided to visit her and to make sure she was coping with the emotion strains of having a loved one in hospital. Elaine was so appreciative that the Foundation was thinking of them and thanked Sydney Metro Committee President Henry Morris and the volunteers for all they have done.