Warrant Officer (Retired) Edward McGuire, has left Parade: On Monday, March 25, 2019, Edward McGuire peacefully passed away, in his 91st year. To mourn him, daughters Helen Dallaire (Rob) Kelowna B.C., grand-daughters Kelly, Francesca, Camilla of England; Suzanne Montgomery, grandson Callum of England; his first wife and good friend Elke Koebe, of Viersen Germany; sister Maureen Avery (late Elmer) of London, ON, their son Edward (Christine), great-niece Teagan, great-nephew Heath of Bowen Island B.C.
Ted’s wife, Nancy McGuire mourns his loss with her daughters, Jennifer Beaudoin (Richard Gerrard), their children Maeghan, Victoria, Fiona and Ricky Gerrard all of Toronto; Stephanie Jones (Dave) Ingersoll, their sons Zachary Jones (Helen) of Toronto, Jacob Jones Vancouver B.C.
Better known as Ted or Ed, born in St. Annes-on-Sea, England, December 8th, 1928; devoted his working life to the military, serving 37 years to Queen and Country, in the British Royal Airforce. He served in North Africa, Malta, Belgium at Shape, Germany, the United Kingdom, and many more.
Big dance music was a love of Ted’s, but his favourite was Frank Sinatra. His records were played endlessly with slight irritation to his daughters. They did not share the same taste in music, often complaining “Daddy’s playing Frankly Nata again”. To their delight, and to Nan’s, he learned to enjoy a little rock n’roll, some country and western, and Elvis Presley, but couldn’t cotton onto Jazz.
Ted also had two other jobs, as the chef at Appleby Boys College, Oakville, ON, from which he retired, and then as a Bylaw Officer in Burlington, ON, which he enjoyed the most. He thought of writing a book of “Excuses” people would give him when they were caught in the wrong spot. He heard them all.
A heartfelt “Thank You” to the Nursing Home PSW’s, Nursing Staff, and all who cared for him. The “Guard of Honour” was most impressive as Ted left his last home – Woodingford Lodge, Woodstock.
If desired, donations to a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated and may be arranged through the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington St. N., Woodstock (519-537-3611) with whom we have entrusted the arrangements.
Ted donated his remains to: Waterloo University, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, Department of Kinesiology, 200 University Ave. W., Waterloo, ON, N2L 3G1.
Personal condolences may be sent to www.smithleroy.com