Jean Louise (nee McBay) McGrath

November 29, 2016


 (1931 – 2016)

Passed peacefully away in the presence of her loving family, at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital, on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 in her 85th year.  Jean is predeceased by her parent’s John and Violet McBay.  Jean leaves with loving memories her devoted husband of 33 years, Frank; children, John Blackburn (Brent, Megan, Ryan and Chad), David Blackburn (Tammy, Haley and Alana) and Dawn (Brian) Harter; step children, Karl, Keith and Janet McGrath; sister, Viola Chenoweth (Rick, Debbie and Lisa) and a large circle of family and friends.  Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, Thursday, December 1st , 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9.  Funeral services will be held at St. Thomas Church on Friday, December 2nd , 2016 at 2pm with internment at Kenmount Road Anglican Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jean’s memory to the Salvation Army.



2-4 p.m. on December 1, 2016

7-9 p.m. on December 1, 2016

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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2:00pm, Friday December 2nd

St. Thomas Church

Interment at Anglican Cemetery - Kenmount Road


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Although I never had the pleasure of meeting “Jean McBay” (as she was known through my childhood years), she was spoken of often as she was bridesmaid at my parents’ (Robert and Jean (Lewis) Hutchings) wedding and we still have pictures in our family photo albums of that day! Our beautiful mom passed away in 2014 after a life well lived. Our family sends our sincere condolences on your loss.

Katrina Hutchings

Frank & family;
So sorry to hear of Jean’ s passing. We remember the times we spent with you, Jean, Linda & Ernie in Ottawa, those were great times. We hope you will be comforted with special memories of Jean, she was a great lady.

Jim and Judy Crocker

Dear Frank, John, David and Dawn,
We were saddend to hear of Jean’s passing. I hold very dear memories from childhoold of my beautiful, graceful cousin. To my young eyes she was like a princess. As the years passed I only caught glimpses of Jean as she visited home with her children and then I moved and we seldom met but kept in touch through family members and the ever faithful Christmas cards that we exchanged. Jean will always hold a warm spot in my heart and memories.

At this very sad time may you be comforted in the prayers and thoughts of your friends and family. We will be thinking of you as you lay to rest a loving mother and wife.