It is with broken hearts that the family of the late Kenneth McGrath of St.Bride's announces his passing.
Kenneth passed away on Sunday May 7,2023 in the presence of his family at the HSC after a short battle with stroke complications .
Predeceased by his parents Ignatius and Genevieve McGrath , infant twin brother, brother Junior, sister Bernadette, brother in law Alfred Cal, sisters in law Elsie McGrath and Maureen McGrath.
Leaving to mourn with a lifetime of fond memories are his wife Margie of 53 years, children Kim (Chad), Melinda (Bob) , Kenny (Tamara), Jonathon (Danika), beloved grandchildren Leah, Lauren, Hudson,Evah, Charlotte ;his brothers Ambrose (Nellie), Gilbert (Sheila), Dominic, Benedict (Darlene), Cyril (Liz), Reggie (Jane), Brendan, Calvin, Joseph (Jackie); sisters Vera (Jerome), Genevieve ( Vivian), Wilhemina (Johnny); brother in law Johnny English and sister in law Rose Foley. Kenneth also leaves behind a large circle of nieces, nephews ,cousins and friends.
Kenneths childhood years were spent in Patrick's Cove and he moved to St.Bride's in 1970 where he was married and raised his family. He was a lover of hockey, enjoyed a game of darts and crib. He was a dedicated and hard worker making a living on the sea as a fisherman. His biggest accomplishment was being the apple of his grandchildren's eye and he will forever remain in their hearts.
The family extends sincere thanks and appreciation to the staff on 4SB at the HSC for their care and compassion during his brief illness.
Visitation will take place at Coombs Funeral Home, Placentia on Tuesday 12:00 – 9:00, Wednesday 10:00- 2:00.
Funeral Service take place at Coombs Memorial Chapel on Wednesday at 2:00
Interment at the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Patrick's Cove.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke foundation in his memory.
God saw you getting tired
When a cure was not to be
So he wrapped his arms around you
And whispered,”Come to me”
You didn’t deserve what you went through
So he gave you a rest
Gods garden must be beautiful
For he only takes the best
And when I saw you sleeping
So peaceful and free from pain
I could not wish you back
To suffer that again