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MCGRATH, John Redmond: (Johnny) December 12, 2019

After 88 years full of fun, laughter and unwavering love we are sad to say that on December 12th 2019, Johnny begun a new journey in life. He tried so very hard to stay and our family were lucky to have some extra special times as we gently released him from our embrace. Simply the best husband, father, grand dad, great grand dad, son, brother, uncle and friend and we were so lucky to have had him in our lives. Marie’s soul mate, partner in crime, best friend and husband for 63 years – two peas in a pod.    Best friend, adored, respected and loved Dad to Shona, Bren, Lynnie, Julie, Phil and Jeff.    Loved and adored by everyone, he will be missed, but never forgotten. Messages to the McGrath family c/-  P O Box 472, Ashburton.  In lieu of flowers donations to Hospice Mid Canterbury would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Johnny will be at Baker Street from 5pm Tuesday evening through to Wednesday afternoon. A Vigil/Rosary Service will be held at the Church of the Holy Name, Sealy Street, Ashburton on Wednesday 18th at 5.30pm, followed by the celebration of Johnny’s life at the Hotel Ashburton , Racecourse Road, on Thursday December 19th , commencing at 1.30pm.  Followed by private cremation at Ashburton Crematorium.