Kelly Coutts McGrath
April 17, 1960
March 10, 2023
Kelly passed away peacefully at home in his sleep March 10, 2023 at age 62
Predeceased by his parents Dody and Leo McGrath and his mother-in-law Pam Spence.
Survived by his wife Judith Spence, her father Andy and her siblings Shirley (Bryan), Geoffrey (Wendy), nieces and nephews; and Kelly's siblings Gary (Linda), Ric (Kathryn), Roy (Marnie) and Katie (Garnett) and many nieces and nephews.
Born in New Westminster grew up in family home on Dansey Ave in Coquitlam, his first home was on Smith Ave in Coquitlam till moving to Sargent Road in Gibsons in 1996
Kelly worked at Columbia Newspaper then Agency Press before starting at BC Ferries on the Horseshoe Bay to Langdale run, he transferred to the Northern Routes and finally the Prince Rupert to Skidegate run. He rose from Deck Hand to the rank of Watch Keeping Mate and occasionally had worked as an Officer during his career retiring at 55 years of age
As a youth Kelly was an enthusiastic soccer, hockey player and referee, and continued to be a dedicated sports fan. He was an avid reader, history buff and storyteller and loved his annual time at hunting camp in and around Vanderhoof. Kelly and Judith enjoyed spending time at their cabin and walking the beaches on Haida Gwaii.
No service as per his wishes
Donation SPCA or Red Cross would be appreciated
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