McGuire, Ralph Bruce

Ralph McGuire of Duncan, born in Collingwood Township on February 14, 1930, a son of the late Bruce and Edna (nee Gekill) McGuire of the 10th Line in Collingwood Township, passed away peacefully at Errinrung Long Term Care in Thornbury on Saturday October 12, 2019 at the age of 89.

He was the dearly beloved husband of Dorine (nee Hindle) for 65 years and loving father to Janice and Gail of Wasaga Beach and Glen and Alison of Thornbury and the dear grandpa of Ian and Mason McGuire of Thornbury.

He is survived by his brother Walter (late Birdie) McGuire of Collingwood and brother-in-law Dennis Hindle (late Shirley) of Westhill. He was predeceased by siblings Russell (Jean) McGuire, Marg (Gus) Lentine, Nora (Ken Teed and Harry Booth) and by Vernon McGuire (Freda) and brother-in-law Ron Hindle.

Friends will be received at the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., in Meaford on Sunday October 20th from 2 until 4 o’clock.

A memorial funeral service celebrating Ralph’s life will be conducted at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Thornbury on Monday October 21, 2019 at 11 a.m. with a family service of committal and interment of his cremated remains to follow at Thornbury-Clarksburg Union Cemetery.

If so desired and as your expression of sympathy donations to Errinrung Residents Council (cheques only please) or the Meaford Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.


Sunday, October 20, 2019
Visitation: Ferguson Funeral Home, Meaford from 2 until 4 p.m.

Monday, October 21, 2019 11:00 AM
Service: St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Thornbury

Donations: Errinrung Residents Council (Cheques Only) or Meaford Hospital Foundation
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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Susan Hoadley
    Monday, October 14, 2019

    Thinking of all of you at this time. So sorry for your loss. Grief is the price we pay for love. Our hearts send you all a hug. Perry, Susan Hoadley and Family

    1. Paul Mckeown
      Wednesday, October 16, 2019

      Dorine and family . Sorry for your loss . Paul

    2. Susan Jones
      Monday, October 21, 2019

      Dorine and family, we are so sorry for the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. Although we did not know him well, what we did know he was a great man and your loss is deep. Thinking of you all at this time. Love Sue, Kristen, Caden and Finnegan xo

  2. Marilyn Morgan
    Monday, October 14, 2019

    Janice, Gail and extended famìly, my thoughts are with you all today. Be stong. Love Marilyn.

  3. Valerie Shaw
    Monday, October 14, 2019

    We were so sorry to hear of Ralph’s passing. He will be missed by the community and all that had the pleasure of knowing him. Dorine, one of our fondest memories is Ralph reaching down to help Lori make it up those big steps onto the bus. Our prayers are with you and the family in this difficult time.

    Valerie, Trevor and Lori Shaw

  4. Jeanne Staveley
    Monday, October 14, 2019

    Will be missed! Many years driving bus with you! Condolences Steve and Jeanne

  5. Ruth Edmonstone
    Tuesday, October 15, 2019

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Doug, Ruth and Family.

  6. Bonnie Hammond
    Wednesday, October 16, 2019

    Dorine – my thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time! He was a fine man with a great sense of humour! He will be missed by many! Bonnie Hammond

  7. Kevin Wiley
    Wednesday, October 16, 2019

    Sorry Dorine for your loss I will always remember all his little digs with his little smile he gave me over all the years when I worked at the Thornbury Coop, I enjoyed seeing him each and every time .

  8. David Middleton
    Wednesday, October 16, 2019

    Glen , Alison and family
    So sorry for your loss,
    Dave and Heather Middleton

  9. Gerald & Peggy Madill
    Thursday, October 17, 2019

    So sorry to hear of the passing of my favorite uncle Walter McGuire’s brother Ralph McGuire.
    Our sincere condolences uncle Wally, Gerry and Peggy Madill.

  10. Shelley Gibbons
    Thursday, October 17, 2019

    Dorine & Family,
    We were so sorry to hear of Ralph’s passing. He was one of the nicest men we’d ever met. I will never forget his teasing in the apple orchard!
    Deepest Sympathies,
    Shelley & Ron Gibbons

  11. Angie Narduzzo
    Thursday, October 17, 2019

    Thinking of you all at this sad time thoughts and prayers are with you all xxxx

  12. Gay Blacha.
    Friday, October 18, 2019

    Extending my sincere condolences to you , Glen & Alison , Ian & Mason. So sorry for the loss of your father Glen and the grandfather of your sons. You will remember with love your childhood experiences and your history with him. Take care To you and your extended family.
    C Gay Blacha & family.

  13. Leana McGuire
    Saturday, October 19, 2019

    Sending heartfelt condolences to a very special aunt and cousins. Loved my Uncle Ralph, and love you all, too. xo

    Leana McGuire


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