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Francis Maguire

Francis Maguire

Saturday, August 3rd, 1935 - Wednesday, April 29th, 2020
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Francis George Herbert Maguire, BA – Born August 3, 1935 at 47 Ezard St. (Craiglee Drive), Scarborough, Ontario. Died Age 84, Wednesday April 29, 2020 at Campbell House Hospice in Collingwood, Ontario.

Son of the late John ‘Herb’ Maguire and ‘Margaret’ Frances (nee Simmons). Predeceased by his wife Patricia Marie Lewin in 1995 and baby son Michael Francis in 1964. Survived by his daughter Mary Patricia and husband Kenneth Harvey, granddaughter Kathleen Harvey and husband Malcolm McSorley and four great-grand children Edward Kenneth, Mary Rose, Henry Francis Clifford, Margaret Patricia Evelyn and his grandson Michael Harvey. Also survived by sister Shirley Anne Edmonds (late husband Beverly - 2017), sister-in-law Kathryn McLean (Lewin) and her husband Donald McLean.

A graduate of Collingwood Collegiate Institute and a draughtsman for 8 years in the Collingwood Shipyards Engineering drawing office.

Retired after 32 years with the Collingwood Fire Department and Fire Chief for 17 years.
A graduate from Wilfrid Laurier University with a BA in 1978 while working fulltime as a firefighter.

As author of my own obituary, I’ve had special times of my life to remember and enjoy as I passed 84 years. Shirley and I were blessed to have parents to guide us through tough times, always with love. I had joy in Shirley and Bev’s children and felt their sorrow for their daughter Lynn in her years of illness and death. The McLean, Fawcett and Kirby kids gave me a chance to create special memories that carried me through the years.

I agreed when my wife Patricia said, “the best gift she ever received was the birth of our daughter Mary Patricia”. Our daughter gifted us of with two grandchildren to enjoy. My granddaughter Katy and husband Malcolm McSorley, further gifted me with four great-grand children.

Mary Elizabeth Cain, my partner and very best friend for over 25 years you have been my rock through my personal problems, always there for guidance. My battle with cancer was eased with you at my side to steer me through each day with appointments and my 24-hour medical needs.

In memory of my late wife Patricia’s courageous 41 years, 10 months and 22 days battle with diabetes – donations to Juvenile Diabetes are appreciated.

Cremation has taken place and no service will be held. Should you wish to celebrate my life, remember me as I passed through yours.

A private family interment, Trinity United Church Cemetery, Collingwood. Arrangement entrusted to Fawcett Funeral Homes, Collingwood.
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Livia Pravato

Posted at 11:44pm
We are all better for knowing this great gentleman. RIP, Francis. :'(
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Livia Pravato

Posted at 11:39pm
I was very saddened to hear about Francis' passing, but I was also relieved to know that his suffering was ended. I didn't know him for long, but from what I knew, he always impressed me as being very kindhearted gentleman with a wicked sense of humour and I'll never forget those mischievous eyes. My condolences to his family and friends. He will be missed. RIP. :(
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Posted at 10:44pm
I will remember the good times!
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Jim Heron

Posted at 10:37pm
I had the honor to know Francis since 1949 - first, when we were in the Collingwood Sea Cadets together for six years and then later in life when he became the partner of my sister, Mary. During those years we spent many fun times together which are too numerous to mention. Suffice it to say, during that time, Francis was one of the people who had a positive influence on my life and I share the sadness of those who loved him and were loved by him.
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Maureen Hodgetts

Posted at 05:01pm
Mary Patricia, thinking about you with warm thoughts and sadness at your loss. Your Dad had a wonderful zest for life. When he was working on the ancestry, it was a pleasure to confirm and provide some details of the family. You have wonderful memories of his smile, humour and interest in family and people.
Maureen (nee Lewin) Hodgetts
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