MCGRATH, Joseph Edward "Ted"

At Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Wednesday March 3rd, 2021, Ted passed away in his 94th year.  Loving son of the late Ben and Edna.  Predeceased by his siblings Jean, Harry, Bill, Marguerite, Robert, Cliff, Betty and Jeff.  Adored by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.  Ted enjoyed the opera, art, travel and a good snort.  Ted was known for his biting wit, big smile and remained a stubborn Irishman until the end.  He will never be forgotten.  Burial will take place at Groveside Cemetery, Whitby.  Donations in memory of Ted to the Canadian Opera Company can be made through McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558). 

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  • Mar 5, 2021

    Nancy Guscott
    I’m going to miss you Uncle Ted. We had a lot of laughs when I came to see you at the Senior Center. You had so many friends there who will miss you so much, especially your “posse” as we called them. Thank you for all the smiles and fun times. Love you Uncle Ted💔. See you again. Rest In Peace 
  • Mar 5, 2021

    renee szuhai
    Will miss you Uncle Ted, you are amazing!!
  • Mar 5, 2021

    Jessica Guscott
    Rest in peace Uncle Ted. Your humor and wit will be missed. Special thanks to Barbara foe the wonderful care and companionship she provided to you over the last number of years. Lots of love forever and always ❤️
  • Mar 5, 2021

    We will all miss you Uncle Ted.  I will always remember the first day I met you.  You knocked on my door and said "Hi, I'm your Uncle Ted" and you gave me the biggest hug. It melted my heart - you were a special person and will never be forgotten.  RIP 
  • Mar 6, 2021

    ron guscott
    Will be missed. Was always good for a laugh for his view of the world and his take on various things.Honest and opinionated,never asked for his opinion but he would give it to you nevertheless.He had a good life and was well liked by many.
  • Mar 6, 2021

    So many memories of Ted......there was always lots of laughter, and GM stories and quick wit sometimes leading to an "oops", then "oh well, you are going to hear it anyway" (when some young child was within ear shot) or a "sorry Alex" if my grandparents were there; snowmobiling on the weekend, the leather overnight bag sitting in the kitchen, a meal, a familiar bottle sitting on the counter, Thanksgiving wagon rides, and  Christmas, and many other occasions such as Anniversaries, Weddings, and Funerals.
    Ted was always there, and he was an important member of our family. 
  • Mar 10, 2021

    Roslyn Warner
    My deepest condolences to the family of Ted McGrath.
    I knew Ted for over 40 years he use to stop by my store downtown on a regular basis. He was such an interesting guy we spent hours discussing things from the past to the present, he always had an opinion and he was so knowledgably, I learnt a lot from him .
    I will truly miss him he was such a fun guy we had a lot of laughs
  • Mar 13, 2021

    Evelyn McGrath
    I will miss Uncle Ted.  I'm sure he would want us all 'to go ta Hell"

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