It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Jane McGrath- loved mother, grandmother and wife, after a courageous battle with ALS.
As was her wish, she remained at home surrounded by the love and care of her family as she entered into Eternal Rest on February 26th, 2023.
Predeceased by her parents, Julia and Patrick, parents-in-law, Rose and Allan, sisters Wilhemina, Agnes and Floss, brother Clem, sister-in-law and lifelong friend Bridget, as well as special friends Elsie and Nellie Careen.
Left to mourn her passing are her devoted husband of 59 years, Donald; daughters - Darlene (Rob), Allison (Ches), Karen (Derek) and son, Keith (Pam); her beloved grandchildren: Justin (Isabel), Erin (Jake) , Kylie (Dave), Donny (Rachelle), Patrick, Kaitlyn, Jacob and Noah and great-grandchildren, Theo and Olivia; her brothers: Andy (Peggy), George, Stan (Theresa), Hubert (Rose) brothers-in-law: Kevin, Aloysious, Francis (Francina) and sisters-in-law Ellie and Madonna.
She will also be missed by relatives and many others who were part of her life, including special friends: Anne-Marie Nowiski, Adrian McGrath and Mary Toth.
Resting at Coombs Funeral Home, Placentia on Tuesday, February 28 from 6:30 to 9:00 and Wednesday, March 1 from 9:30 to 11:00 . Funeral Mass will take place at St. Patrick's Church, Patrick's Cove on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow at St. Patrick's Cemetery, Patrick's Cove.
The family expresses its sincere gratitude to Dr. Steffanelli and his team, the Palliative Care Team at the Miller Centre, especially Dr. Louise Rogers; nurse Linda Hynes-Smith of the Palliative Care Community Supports Program; the ALS society for their support and guidance; our amazing home care worker and friend Sharon Jones for providing fabulous care to mom and the fantastic staff of the Palliative Care at Home Paramedicine Program who provided pain and symptom management to mom during her final days.
May God Bless you all. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to the ALS Society of NL .
“Weep not for me though I am gone
Into that gentle night
Grieve if you will, but not for long
Upon my soul’s sweet flight
I am at peace, my soul’s at rest
There is no need for tears.
For with your love I was so blessed
For all those many years.
There is no pain, I suffer not,
The fear now all is gone.
Put now these things out of your thoughts
In your memory I live on.
Remember not my fight for breath
Remember not the strife
Please do not dwell upon my death,
But celebrate my life”