Terrance McGrath

Obituary of Terrance Wayne McGrath

"Today my heart feels like a block of lead that I can't lift off the ground. The sadness is all encompassing. Today cancer won. I prayed it would not take him, I prayed for Mercy. Now I pray for strength." On Saturday, April 18, 2020, Terrance Wayne McGrath, loving husband and devoted father of two children, passed away at home at the young age of 58. Terry was born on October 11, 1961 to Karl and Doris (Downing) McGrath. He was predeceased by his parents and sister, Rosemary. Survived by his wife, Becky and children, Amelia and Luc, as well as three older brothers. Terry was the life of the party. He had the gift of conversation and the ability to genuinely care about people. To say he was simply loyal, kind and caring would be an understatement. Throughout his life Terry had many friends but none as dear to him as his best friend, Byron Corkum. A true brother from the moment they met, inseparable through thick and thin. Byron was there for his best friend, up until the very end. The family are forever grateful for his support. The family would like to also thank Terry's dear friends, Sherry and John Smith for their continued love and support. Terry and Becky (Swinamer) were married May 6, 2000, after dating for 13 years. What a party that was! Terry was the love of Becky's life. Amelia and Luc, were his pride and joy. He was a wonderful father who wanted nothing more than to see his children and wife happy. He was a devoted son who was always there for his mother Doris. They shared a very special bond right up till the time of her death. He brought new meaning to "a simple phone call away", not only for his mother, but his children and wife as well. Terry bravely fought to stay with his family for three long years. Unfortunately we had to let him go, however, we know he is off into the Mystique, hopefully with many great listeners. Stay tuned....We will be having a party to celebrate Terry's life after the Covid-19 shutdown. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the SPCA or Bide Awhile Animal Shelters.
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