James Donald Mcgrath

April 14, 1962January 6, 2021

It is with great sadness that the family of James Donald McGrath announce that he passed away unexpectedly at the young age of 58 in Abbotsford Hospital, January 6th.

He will be lovingly remembered by his three daughters, Rhiannon, Paige, and Zoe, his sister Maureen and many other family members and friends. Jamie asked to be remembered with a celebration of life which due to Covid-19 will be held at a later date when we can safely gather. His family will do their best to contact all those who wish to be there.

Jamie was a regular blood donor and a registered organ donor. We ask that you honour his memory by giving back as he did. After 18 years as an elementary and high school teacher, Jamie gave back to the community in many ways, including coaching volleyball, basketball, cross country, and participating in a mountain bike club for his students. Many will remember him for his talented bag piping, his sense of humour, and his ability to give and care for all.

His children remain in their family home in Mission and welcome anyone who wishes to send cards or forms of condolences.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


James Donald Mcgrath

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Karen Kowal

January 21, 2021

Jamie was more than a friend, he was like family to Andrew & I. We cherish the times we spent together curling, sitting in the backyard, having dinners together and sharing a glass of scotch or a beer. We will hold the many wonderful memories close as we share in your loss. He was a good man.

Ann Titford

January 12, 2021

Sympathies to the McGrath family. I had the pleasure of knowing Jamie as a colleague having worked with him in several different schools. His gentleness, sense of humour and enjoyment of the great outdoors sticks with me. Wishing he and his family peace.

Noreen Applegath

January 12, 2021

So very sorry to hear of Jamie’s passing. What a terrible shock to all.
Met Jamie through the piping world with Poco Legion Pipe Band. He many times helped us out with band functions when we were short handed. He was a very kind person. He will be missed.