Obituary of John Francis McGuire
He was born in 1949 in Woodstock, New Brunswick, and died at the Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at the age of 70.
John McGuire, of Elmira, was the loving husband of Gail (nee Harrington) McGuire. Loved father of Matt (Rose), Jason, and Paula McGuire, and foster father of Nicholas (Chantel) Ritchie. Proud Papa of Jessica, Luke, Sabrina, Sarah, Kiara, and Jayden. Dear brother of Joe (Emily), Mary Ellen (Lawrence) Holleran, and Elizabeth (Tom) Heimer, and brother-in-law of Betty McGuire. Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents Harold and Nora (Kilfoil) McGuire, brother Herb, sister-in-law Ginette McGuire, and foster son Gregory Ritchie.
John worked at Uniroyal Goodrich for 27 years. Following retirement he became Mr. Mom for seven years. More recently he drove for Kiwanis Transit and Elliott Coach Lines.
Visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday, July 5, 2019 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, 62 Arthur St. S., Elmira. A funeral service will take place on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be in Elmira Union Cemetery followed by a reception at the Elmira Legion.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario or Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario would be appreciated.
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