In Loving Memory
Ken “Grubby” McGrath


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Kenneth John McGrath
31-10-1950 – 1-1-2024
Husband and soul mate of June.
Loved dad of Danny and friend of Belinda.
Dearly loved “dad” of Sam.
Pa of Chloe, Sophie and Jessica.
Poppy of Declan (dec), Kenzie, Tana, Aaliyah and Torah.
Dearly loved son of Norm and Bernice (both dec).
Much loved brother of Judy and Wendy (dec).
Friend and brother in law of Daryl and Ray. Father of Amanda.

 Kenneth John McGrath
73 years young.
Kenny, Ken, Kenneth.
You came into my life 30 years ago this year
and gave me so much continuous love and laughter.
You didn’t deserve what happened to you,
but even in some of the saddest of times,
you made me laugh. Thank you for being you and showering me
with your love. As you said to me about a year ago
“my life has been an adventure” – it was and I was so
lucky to share it with you. Thank you Kenny,
I’ll see you on the other side.
Your devastated wife June.

Our one and only Grubby, Ken, Pa (Dad)
In spirit you are here at Yanaki with us. We know you are…
Dan and Chloe seen 3 dolphin’s swimming freely next to the boat.
Dan has caught lots of Gummy sharks/fish.
I seen my first snake that jumped out of the bushes.
I am sure that was you Ken,
playing one of your many humorous tricks or banta.
We have seen so many animals and memories keep flooding back.
You will be missed so much by all of us.
One person especially your only son, mate’ Danny Boy’.
RIP out of pain. Hugs to June (Ma),
Sam and all the families xo
– Dan, Bee, Chloe, Sophie and Jess

Kenneth (Ken) McGrath
31/10/1950 – 01/01/2024
“Dad” to Sam. Poppy to Declan (dec),
Kenzie, Tana, Aaliyah and Torah.
Thank you for being the most amazing Dad and
Poppy we could of asked for.
Flying high with Declan.

Family and friends are warmly invited
to celebrate the life of Grubby at

David W Bull Drouin Funeral Home

2 Porter Place, Drouin on
Thursday 11th January 2024
commencing at 2:00 p.m.
A burial will follow at the Bunyip Cemetery,
Bunyip-Tonimbuk Road (Hope Street) Bunyip

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  1. my dearest June and family,
    I will miss our dear Grubby in west.
    My heart and love goes to you at this sad time.
    Grubby though you never “spoke” to me, we understood each other and I’m glad I could make you smile at times. I will miss my “gym work out” and sitting with you and June chatting.
    love always Shannon xo

    • Thanks Shannon. Thank you for your dedication in looking after everyone but especially how you looked after Grubby. We still managed to have a laugh

  2. To Dear June & Family we were so sad to hear of the passing of your much loved Ken … thinking of you all at this very sad time … Sending all our love your way ❤️Chris & Ian ❤️

    Chris & Ian Cook
  3. To my dearest friend June – words are hard to find except we all had some wonderful adventures together – Our love for Ken & yourself will be eternally forever – We will always remember Ken & his cheeky antics – hugs to you Danny & Sam & their families- Love always Chip & Joy

    Joy Willis
  4. To Family & Danny
    We are so sorry to hear the news of your dads passing.
    Please accept our heartfelt condolences to you and your family.
    I’m sure that his memory will forever live on in your hearts..
    Thinking of you all..
    He was a great, happy man who enjoyed life, fishing, hunting…

    Possum, Lou, Nash, Tane

    Brett Jolley
  5. From the first time we meet you Ken,You become an irreplaceable member of our family. You were so kind hearted, you were a person that every one loved.
    Ken you will never be forgotten you will always be in our hearts. fly high. love to My sister June, Sam, and the girls

  6. Sending June and family our sincere condolences on Grubby’s passing. June, you were so dedicated to making Grubby ‘s final years as comfortable as possible. You have been absolutely amazing. Grubby will be greatly missed at Abby Gardens, by all the other residents and their families. Sending you all our love and blessings. Time to look after you, now.

  7. Dear June, I am so so sorry to hear of your loss – I would see you at Abbey gardens together and I know your love and dedication was unparalleled. I’m thinking of you and your family, god bless. Dorothy.

    Dorothy Coyle
  8. Ken you were always a cheeky little kid and really you didn’t change much as you got older. You were always happy when you were annoying and joking around with others old or young. Then you would be standing back laughing. But you were happiest when you were camping out in the bush hunting and fishing on the water. We will never forget you. But at last your pain has gone and you can rest easy. Love from your sister Judy brother in law Daryl nieces Michelle and Vicki and their families.

  9. To June, Danny and family, Sam and the girls,

    What an honour and privilege to have known
    Ken (Grubby) for many years for work
    and later years as a friend.
    To us he was a true-blue Aussie, who was kind,
    caring, honest and helped anyone who needed it.
    He loved a beer or two, he could tell a good story with
    lots of laughs as well. There is so much more we could say,
    it certainly was a sad New Years Day for us.
    But we know he is now resting easy with his dear Declan
    and his other family and mates now.
    To June your devotion, dedication and your love
    and care especially the last few tough years is admirable.
    You have so many wonderful memories to cherish,
    but we know not the same as having him near you.
    Sending our sincere condolences and thinking of you
    all at this sad and difficult time.
    – Melissa, Tony & family & all the DWB team.

    • Thank you so much Melissa not only for your words, but for all the things you and the rest of your team has done for us. You always make the hardest day a lot easier. Yes, I’m sure Declan would’ve been the first person Ken saw with a “G’day poppy, I’ve been waiting for you”

  10. Uncle ‘GRUBBY’
    THANKS for being the funny, annoying Uncle you were.
    THANKS for all the funny memories.
    THANKS for the buckets of cold water we all copped as kids.
    THANKS for the rubber fish on our fishing lines.
    THANKS for the 2 “male” guinea pigs + a million babies.
    Thanks for being an amazing Uncle and mate
    Most of all THANKS for just being you ❤️
    RIP Grubby
    Love to June, Sam, Dan and families !!
    Love Jen, Cec, Kirtsy, Wade and Hayley
    Haysom and Crew.

    Jenny Haysom
  11. Well mate, there are no words, BUT oh my goodness, what memories I have of the times gone by. Hope there are plenty of fishing places waiting to greet you at the end of this journey. RIP from “Bushy”

    Ray ( Bushy) Miller
  12. Oh Grubby what a huge personality it’s been an honour and a pleasure .
    Breakfast was messy but always hilarious ! Your laughter was contagious .
    And again I’ll apologise for that quick job in a Drouin all that time ago that turned out not to be so quick with the plastic getting caught around the digger !!
    Thinking of you June and all of the family ❤️❤️

    • Oh Min. Thank you for your care and humour when looking after Grubby. We were still able to laugh. He was the kind of person who “once met, never forgotten” as shown by you with him doing a job for you and then you remembering him all those years later. Thank you