Obituary of Danny McGaffey
McGAFFEY: Danny -
It is with great sadness that the family of Danny McGaffey announces his sudden passing on Friday, November 23, 2018 at the age of 75.
Devoted husband and best friend of 54 years to Mary Jane McGaffey (nee Coveny).
Proud father, role model and mentor of his children Dale McGaffey (Wendy), LeeAnn Eichenberger (Ron) and David McGaffey.
Loving and dedicated Papa of Kyler McGaffey (Emma), Kraig McGaffey (Shanay), Kenzie McGaffey, Brittany Lilley (Brian), Jason Eichenberger (Nicola), Brandon McGaffey (Amanda) and Jasmine McGaffey.
Great Papa to Brooklynne, Genevieve, Hailey and his late infant great-grandson Dawson (2016).
Also survived by his siblings Sally McGlashan, Patricia Franklin (Art), James 'Bud' McGaffey (Barb), Joan Atkinson (late Brian) and Karin Nielsen (late Rolf).
Predeceased by his parents Harry and Edna McGaffey, his brother Bill McGaffey (late Joy).
Also missed by nieces, nephews, friends and extended family.
Danny will be remembered for the affectionate way he shared his pride for his family.
Danny enjoyed fishing up north on Three Mile Lake with his wife, family and friends. He was his grandchildren's #1 fan and attended numerous hockey games and figure skating events. He farmed with his family for 8 years in Dutton, raising pigs and chickens and liked wood working, particularly finishing furniture at his home.
The family would like to thank the nurses, doctors and staff at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance and Windsor Regional Hospital.
Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Friday, November 30, 2018 from 12:00 pm until the Celebration of Danny's Life at 2:00 pm. Private family interment to follow at Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham.
Donations made in memory of Danny to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com
McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham, 519-351-2040