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Shannon Jai McGrath


Shannon Jai McGrath

Shannon Jai McGrath of Campbell Road, Kentville died suddenly on January 17, 2023 in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville at the age of 61. She was born on January 16, 1962 to the late Sylvia (Kyte) and Dudley "Bud" Christie. Shannon is survived by her loving son, Joshua Kingston. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her partner, Bill Buick. 

Shannon had a varied career, most recently as a Health Information Clerk at the Valley Regional Hospital in Kentville.  She also served as Vice President of Local 191 of the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union, a Regional Council Member for the NSGEU’s Valley Region and was a member of the union’s provincial executive, as 3rd vice-president. She also held several supervisory roles in retail businesses in New Minas and Port Hawkesbury.

Shannon was also an avid volunteer, particularly with Kings Special Olympics and a proud mother of her son Josh, a Special Olympics athlete.

Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation by request. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 11, 2023 in Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill. For those unable to attend, a video webcast will be available on-line by Sunday, February 12. Donations in memory may be made to Special Olympics Nova Scotia. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. To view the video webcast or for on-line condolences and inquiries please visit:

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Service Date
Saturday, February 11, 2023
Service Time
1:00 p.m.
Service Location
Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill, Nova Scotia

There will be no visitation by request

Requested Charity
Special Olympics Nova Scotia