Published on October 15, 2013
This photo of Josh Grady is posted on Samuel's Coffee House Facebook page, where the young man previously worked before moving to Nova Scotia. He died in St. Margaret's Bay, N.S. on Saturday.
Photo special to The Guardian
Published on November 08, 2011
Joshua Grady, a barista at Samuel's Coffee House in Summerside, brews up a specialty latté at the Queen Street café. Two major players are entering the specialty coffee fold, with McDonald's launching its McCafé brand, and Tim Horton's expanding its range of espresso-based drinks.
Stephen Brun/Journal Pioneer
Published on December 12, 2011
Joshua Grady pours a 'Nogger,' a holiday-themed latté made with eggnog, at Samuel's Coffee House in Summerside. Unlike most other provinces, P.E.I. grocery stores often carry eggnog 12 months a year. Staff at Summerside's Amalgamated Dairies Ltd. says many people use the product as a milk or cream substitute in coffee, or even pour it on their breakfast cereal.
Stephen Brun/Journal Pioneer
A 26-year-old Summerside man died Saturday during a run in Nova Scotia.
Josh Grady, who, according to RCMP, is currently living in Maitland, N.S., collapsed during the Salomon Cuddly Coyote IV Trail Running Race in St. Margaret’s Bay.
The exact cause of death is still unknown, but the RCMP have stated that it does not suspect foul play.
A spokesman with the Nova Scotia RCMP said witnesses saw Grady running up a steep incline of the trail before collapsing.
No further information was available from the RCMP.
An organizer with the trail run declined to comment before they had personally spoken with Grady’s family.
According to people who knew Grady, his family is in shock at his sudden passing and are preparing for his funeral.
Grady himself was well known in Summerside. He had been a long-time barista at Samuel’s Coffee House on Water Street and was a near constant presence in the busy café.
Members of the staff at Samuel’s declined to comment, though they said Grady’s passing had hit them hard.
The coffee shop didn’t open Monday, instead it had an open house in the afternoon and welcomed the public to come and remember Grady.
Local social media was flooded with an outpouring of grief throughout the long weekend. Many changed their profile photos to show Grady over the years.
Their comments reflected an honest, quiet and friendly young man who left an impression on others.
The East Prince Funeral Home is handling Grady’s funeral arrangements. He will be resting there until Thursday Oct. 17. His funeral service will be Oct. 17 at Trinity United Church in Summerside at 1 p.m.
Grady is survived by his parents Jim and Rhonda (nee Nadeau) Grady of Summerside. Besides his parents, Grady is survived by his brothers Jamie (April) (nee Brown) and Mitch all of Summerside.
Memorial donations in Grady’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to Summerside Salvation Army.