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Harold MCGRATH
Père : William MCGRATH
Mère : Accillia
Décès le : 2006-08-16
Parution : 2006-08-21
Conjoint(e) : Jacqueline Crotty
Paru dans : Telegraph Journal, St. John, NB

MCGRATH, HAROLD - Harold McGrath, age 86, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 16, 2006 at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital in Fredericton, NB. Harold is lovingly missed and will always be honored and remembered by his sons, Paul and Michael; daughter, Jill; sister, Elsie; grandchildren, Ashley, Krista, Michael, Paulina, Robert and Stephanie; and several nieces and nephews. Born in Port Wade, NS, Harold is predeceased by his beloved wife, Jacqueline (nee Crotty); his parents, William and Accillia; and brother, Ralph. Harold was Chief Steward on the Princess Helene during World War II and later transferred to Canadian Pacific Railway on train services to Boston, Montreal, Woodstock and Edmundston. Upon leaving the railway, Harold was with the Windsor Tavern, where he became Fredericton's first beverage waiter and later moved to the Riverview Arms, where he extended his warmth and hospitality to many friends and customers. Harold continued on to the NB Solicitor General's Department, where he was Deputy Sheriff, Court Services. His working career spanned fifty-four years. Harold's love of music was shared over decades with his family and friends. A well known banjo and fiddle player, Harold played in dance bands throughout the Fredericton region and was one of the banjo players in the very successful Smoky Mokes Minstrel presentations. In later life, Harold enjoyed his fellowship and fiddle playing with the River Valley Fiddlers. Honourary pallbearers include David Brown, Bruce Gray, Wayne Hallihan, Nathan A. Jones, Norman Stewart, and Donald Sutherland. A Memorial Service will be held at the York Funeral Home, 302 Brookside Drive, Fredericton at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, August 22, 2006. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. [The Telegraph-Journal]

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