John Francis McGRATH AM

John passed away on July 4, 2021 at Adelaide, SA.

Dearly loved husband of Lyn.

Adored father and father-in-law of Darren and Patricia, Shane (dec.),

Sherry and Trevor, Karen and Brian, and Joanne.

Loved Pa of Tahlia, Ebony, Dylan, Elijah, Ella and Sebastian.

Great grandfather of Freya and Theodore.

Loved and esteemed step-father of Campbell, Robyn, Glenn and Fiona.

Special ‘Pa John’ to Jake, Nick, Luke, Allysah, Joshua, Natalie, Piper and Ben.

Forever Missed

Due to restrictions regarding attendance numbers,

John’s Service will not be advertised publicly.

Please register your wish to attend via email: [email protected]

In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to

Beyond Blue OR Cancer Council in John’s memory.


The Service will be Streamed on Tuesday (July 13)

commencing at 2.00p.m., it can be viewed on the ‘Streaming’ section at

Funeral Notice

ServiceJuly 13, 2021 - 2:00 pmWarrnambool Warrnambool, VIC Venue: Warrnambool


  1. Well respected classmate at CBC Warrnambool May he Rest In Peace.

    KeithMaloney July 12, 2021
  2. 7/9/1939 – 4/7/2021

    Dearly loved and treasured husband of Lyn

    I will miss you every day.
    I will see you in every sunset
    And in every rainbow.
    I will think of you whenever I hear country and western music
    And when I hug our fluffy dog.
    I will miss your warm hand when I reach out.
    I will miss you.
    I will always love you, honour your achievements, and cherish the precious memories we shared.

    Guyetts Funerals July 9, 2021
  3. Dearest Pa, you gave me such a blessed childhood and always supported me even in my darkest days and times I’m sure I let you down. You shaped me into the woman I’ve become and have made me the woman I want to be. It was truly an honour to have you as my grandfather and I love you very much. You have helped so many people and have saved so many lives. If I can be one tenth of the person you were I will die a happy lady. The battle is over now it’s time for you to be with Uncle Shane, please know our lives were richer for having you, we love you very much and you will be sadly missed. Love always your eldest grand daughter Tahlia Jade xo

    Tahlia J Tuck July 8, 2021
  4. I only met John about five years ago but he quickly became my dear friend and my mentor. I will miss John the most wonderful person, his willingness to listen to me and his wise councel. May he rest in peace.

    Ludwik Jucha July 6, 2021