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William Frederick "Bill"
1937 - 2019
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Obituary for William Frederick "Bill" McGrath

William Frederick "Bill"  McGrath
There are two meanings of refuge from the miseries of life: Music and Cats.
- Albert Schweitzer

William Frederick "Bill" McGrath of Lancaster. Ontario passed away on March 26, 2019 at the age of 81. He was the beloved husband of the late Patricia McGrath (his "Peach"), and was born in Montreal, the loving son of William F. and Sophia McGrath. He is predeceased by his beautiful older sister, Irene McGrath. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him, especially by his "kid sister" Sharon Greaux of Coral Gables, Florida. Bill will be missed by his kind and generous friends and neighbors in Lancaster, and fellow musicians and choir members (Saint Mary's Catholic Church, Williamstown, Ontario and Saint Albert-le-Grand du Lac Connolly Sud, Quebec) with whom he shared his faith and lifelong passion for music. He will be remembered with love by longtime friends at Kilkenny Bay, in Lac L'Achigan, Quebec where he spent all those delightful summers on the lake that filled the long winter months with warm memories and the hope and promise of happy reunions and sunset cruises to come. He reveled in rousing jam sessions and singalongs with friends and family and relished the many hard-fought games of chess with his nephew. We thank Bill for his unconditional love, the music and the jokes, the memories, the warmth of his smile, his wit and laughter, and for being a most loving brother, uncle, friend and confident. Funeral Arrangements under the care and direction of Munro and Morris Funeral Homes Ltd, 46 Oak Street, Lancaster, Ontario (613-525-2772) A Celebration on Bill's life will be held at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made in Bill's names to Queen's University, referencing the Anatomical Memorial Trust Fund, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6 or to a Charity of your Choice. As a memorial to Bill, a tree will be planted in memory woods. A tree grows - memories live.
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