Jeannette Delina Victoria McGrail (nee Arbour)

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McGRAIL;  Jeannette (Nee Arbour) ~ It is with the greatest sadness we announce the passing of our mother Jeannette McGrail. Mom is predeceased by her husband of more than 45 years Joe McGrail (2008).  Mom is survived by daughters, Emily, Monique (Keith MacKillop) and Deb (Lantz McLaren), 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, Jaye MacKillop (Liam and Catriona), Andy Heller & Stephanie, Natasha Heller, Chris Gillespie (Jaquelle and Seamus), Julie & Brad Harden, Shawna & Rob Whitaker (Edison and Nora), Rachel Heller (Willow and Caiden), Ben Heller & Jamie, Tyler McLaren & Hélène, Rebecca Heller & Diane, Joshua McLaren & Victoria (Sadie and Baby Boy).  Mom taught the value of hard work and interest in family, animals, gardening and baking and leaves behind the Millbrook community that she and dad belonged to for more than 50 years. Our thanks to the kind and caring professionals at Rubidge Retirement Home. Words cannot express how thankful we are for the care you provided to our mother during her final years.

Service Information

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimers Society or the Peterborough Humane Society - Building Fund, would be appreciated. A private celebration of mom's life will be held once family can gather together again. Arrangements entrusted to the Fallis & Shields Funeral Home, Millbrook. Online donations or condolences may be made at


So very sorry to hear of your moms passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.

Ted Buck

So so sorry for your loss loved your mom and dad, and you girls hugs ladies

Vicky kasunic

Jeannette will be missed, but I'm sure the three amigo's have welcomed her.

Sandy Landry

So sorry to hear of Aunt Jeannette's passing. She was always such a gentle soul when we were together and loved to share the horses with us, in Millbrook. She's with Uncle Joe again, Millie & Terry, too. Our deepest and most sincere sympathies to all of the family. Wishing all - Peace to bring Comfort, Courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. May her soul rest in eternal peace. Shirley (Rick) & Keiri (Bryan) McGrail Sutton, ON

Shirley McGrail

The world has lost a wonderful, caring lady. May you rest in peace Jeanette

Sheila Jessup

I want to add how very sad I am for my good friend Emily McGrail and her husband Mark Griffiths, their children and grand children at this very sad time. My heart goes out to you

Sheila Jessup

Being friends of Emily and her husband Mark, I give my deepest condolences. Your mom was a wonderful lady. I feel blessed to have met her. Hugs to you both

Karyn Sicker

my deepest sympathy to your Children and you Emily and Mark....with all my love and blessings. Such fond memories of us both in Millbrook with your Mom, our kids and chickens. What I remember the most, is the laughter and camaraderie.Having lost my mother at an early age, this was an awesome experience to share between daughter and Mom. Thank you Emily and Jeannette.

Kathy Aitkens Ironside

Our deepest condolences, Emily and Mark. I remember being very little, and going out to your mothers beautiful garden, Em... and how awestruck I was by how someone could grow something seemingly so magical.I remember thinking it was such a privilege to see it. I’m very thankful for that special little memory, and I’m sure in part it’s a reason why I love my vegetable garden so much, and have always been able to see the potential in a little bit of dirt and a few seeds. All my love to you in this very difficult time.

Bronwin Ironside

Emily, Mark, family and friends, losing a loved one is never easy, please accept my genuine condolences in this very difficult time. To my dearest friend Emily, I know that a loss of a Mother is a significant loss, may you find solace in the lovely memories you shared with your Mom.

Candace Park

I am so sad to hear about the passing of your Mother .I have such good memories of being at the house in Millbrook with You, Mark, the kids and your Mom. I watched as you and Mark renovated and worked so hard to make a beautiful home. We had wonderful chats on the back deck. I got to go down to the barn with you ,your Mom and Kyle, take pictures, then walk in the pastures and take photo's of the horses. Mark let us climb on the tractor and take silly pictures while everybody laughed at much fun, great memories of you, Mark , Kyle , the Kids, and your Mom. I love you Emily and Mark.

Liz Ironside

My deepest sympathies and thoughts are with Emily and Mark and the children. I remember meeting Jeannette as a kid and thinking what a bright and happy energy she had. Her incredible smile and laugh were contagious and one that I won’t forget.

Katy Ironside

So sorry for your loss Emily and Mark. I know how much you did for her, how much you loved her. Thinking of you both.

Shannon and Jamie

Dearest... Emily, nee (McGrail) & Mark (Griiffith), To you and your Children and Grand babies... My heartfelt feelings go out to you all and embrace you with my love and knowing. We are all on this journey, called Life, together. And even though we know the inevidable may be near or, further away, we are still shocked by the deep loss when our loved one passes. This is a time to draw closer together to each other and share our memories. In doing so, we keep your Mom alive in our hearts. Love always. Windy xoxo

Winnifred R. Ironside (Windy)

Don and I send our sincere condolence to our close friends Emily and Mark sending you both love in this time of loss .Jane and Don

Jane Campbell

We're so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and sending all of our love during this difficult time.

Laura and family

So sorry to here about Jeannette, our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Marg and Dan

Marg Maebrae

Jeannette was a treasured neighbour and a warm, caring lady. She will be missed.

Cathy de Waard