On Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at 83 years of age, Joe McGrath, surrounded by his loving family, peacefully returned to our Lord. Beloved husband of Gilberte (Betty) McGrath (nee Campeau); loving father of Marc (Francine) McGrath, Peter (Tina) McGrath and Shannon (Robert) McGruer; grandfather of Curtis (Stephanie) McGrath, Jody (Michael) Ford, Connor (Allison) McGrath, Matthew McGruer, Michelle (Cory) Bresee, Scott McGruer and Daniel McGruer; great-grandfather of Huxley Ford. Survived by 1 sister, 3 brothers-in-law and 4 sisters-in-law, as well as numerous loving nephews and nieces. Predeceased by his parents, his brother and 6 sisters, 4 brothers-in-law and 1 sister-in-law. Thank you to the Queensway Carleton Hospital staff for the attention and support they provided. Special thanks to the hospital Catholic chaplain, Father Kipling Cooper, for his on-going spiritual support.
Friends are invited to visit at the McGruer Family Home, 44 Sirocco Crescent, Stittsville ON K2S 2C8 on Friday, May 3, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-9p.m. and on Saturday, May 4 from 11a.m. - noon. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. in St. Philip Parish, 127 Burke Street, Richmond ON.
Interment in the Parish Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, masses offered for Joe or donations to the Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation, would be greatly appreciated.