John McGuire
John McGuire

Obituary of John McGuire

John Brady McGuire Dominion It is with sadness, we said goodbye to John Brady McGuire of Dominion, NS on November 8, 2021, at the Glace Bay Community Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. John was born in Dunipace, Scotland on September 11, 1931, to George and Sarah (Brady) McGuire. John is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 67 years, Barbara (White), his children, George (Heather), Maureen (Peter), Felicity Ann (Art), Barbara (Stephen) and Heather (Brian), his grandchildren, Brandon, Kenzie, John William, John Michael, Sarah, Lauren, Colin, Mason, Siobhan and Rhys, and his great grandchildren, Cameron, Chase, Vada, Jude, Rian and Iris. John is also survived by his siblings, Mary, Joseph, Alek and Gerard. He was predeceased by his parents, brothers, Jim and George, and sister, Maureen. In his youth, he enjoyed several sports that included football and boxing. In fact, he took lessons in ballroom and tap dancing to be lighter on his feet for competition in the ring which also provided Barbara with a wonderful dance partner. John left school at the age of 14 and started an apprenticeship as slater and plasterer in Denny, Scotland. He later enlisted in the Royal Air Force at the age of 19, and completed his training in West Kirby, England, where he met his future wife, Barbara. He was then stationed in Aden and Nicosia, Cyprus for 3 years. Upon returning from duty, he married Barbara and settled in Banknock, Scotland. John then began his career as a mason, working with stone and brick. John immigrated with his family to Toronto, Ontario in 1967, where he worked for the Ford Motor Company. He then moved to Dominion NS with his family in 1974, where he was self-employed as a mason. He was an honorary member of the Dominion Hawks Club, and a member of the Knights of Columbus. John was a compassionate and kind man and, was never a materialistic man, but believed he was a wealthy man with the family he and Barbara raised together. He cherished his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and friends, enjoying every moment spent with them. Special thanks to Dr. Gordon Spencer for his attentive care over the years, the compassionate 3 East staff, Glace Bay Community Hospital, as well as Palliative Care and VON. A celebration of life will be held at T.J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, 370 Reserve St., Glace Bay, on Monday, November 15, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. with Father Daniel Boudreau officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s memory can be made to the Dominion Hawks Club or St. Eugene’s Cemetery.
Monday
15
November

Celebration of Life

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday, November 15, 2021
T.J. Tracey Cremation & Burial Specialists - Glace Bay
370 Reserve St
Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
902-849-4199
Monday
15
November

Burial

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Monday, November 15, 2021
St. Eugene's Cemetery
Kings Road
Dominon, Nova Scotia, Canada
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