Peacefully, with his family by his side, at Georgian Bay General Hospital, Midland, on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, Hugh Maguire, in his 85th year, beloved husband for 63 years of the late Marietta Maguire (April 2022). Loving father of LeeAnn, Steven, and Cherie. Cherished grandfather of 12 adoring grandchildren and 17 sweet little great-grandchildren.
The family will receive their friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S (Hwy 50), Bolton (905-857-2213) on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 o’clock.
Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Friday morning, May 12 at 11 o’clock. Interment Caledon East Public Cemetery.
The family requests donations be made to Bethell Hospice Foundation, P.O. Box 75, Inglewood L7C 3L6 (foundation.bethellhospice.org).
Condolences for the family may be offered at www.EganFuneralHome.com
Alot of great memories. We could go on for hours. What a fabulous life.
Paul and Judith Turner
It was sad to learn of the passing of your dad. Now he will be together with your mom. We have many fond memories of time spent teaching with your dad and so many wonderful meals at their home. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
Paul and Judith Turner
Your Dad & Grandpa has fondly been mentioned for years around the Stewart family table. A Macville reunion had to include a huge welcoming hug from Mr. Maguire, a genuine conversation of him wanting to hear how all the family was doing, as well as a few of his own family updates shared with pride and joy for each of you. Mr. Maguire’s ability to lead with wisdom and ensure a caring school environment filled with respect will always be remembered with immense thanks and gratitude. May you experience comfort in hearing the many stories of how your Mom & Dad will always be dearly remembered.
Sheila (Stewart) Paradi
Andrea Krieger Gormick
I met Hugh at Lakeshore Teachers’ College in 1959-60. My first 2 years of teaching were in Herb Campbell Public School where Hugh was Vice-Principal. Later, 2 of my own children attended Macville Public School where Hugh was Principal. I knew Marietta and recall how excited they were to welcome Lee Ann.
Sincere sympathy to all of the family.
I’m sad to learn of the passing of this wonderful man. Hugh Maguire has had a massive impact on my life. He was a great example as one who cared for those on the margins be it due to age, disability, or in my case, a kid venturing down the wrong road. I often tell people the story of how Mr. Maguire came to see me when I was totally lost, and how he turned my head and heart towards the Lord. His actions and his words have tuned my heart towards Christ-like thinking and Christ-like living. You will be missed. Thank you for caring about me.
Dave & Liz Sanders
Dave & I send our deepest condolences to Steve and his sisters, LeeAnn & Cherie and the rest of the Maguire family. Knew Hugh when I was a secretary with the Peel Board of Education and then was reacquainted with him and the family when we met Steve quite a few years ago. Hugh was a very kind man and was highly thought of. He will be missed by many. May the fond memories you have console you during this time of grief. Much love to all.
Dave & Liz Sanders
Bob and Janet Stockwell
Mr. Maguire, as we always referred to him, was a great inspiration to our entire family through the years that our daughters attended Macville Public School and he was the principal there. He made Macville the excellent school that it was during his years there. After that time, we loved to see him at church on a regular basis along with his wife, Marietta, and occasionally at local restaurants where we would pause for a chat. Hugh was a warm, friendly, wise gentleman and truly a loving example of the way to live a good life. He is one of only two or three people who have made such an impression on me throughout my life. He had a wonderful memory for everyone and made people feel as if they really mattered to him. What a privilege to know him.
Joan & Bud Wice
LeeAnn, Steve, Cherie and families we extend our condolences on the passing of Hugh.
Your Mom and Dad are remembered as a loving couple who enjoyed life.
Please relish the wonderful memories that you have as you go through this difficult time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
My deepest condolences to the Maguire Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. It’s never easy to say good to a loved one. May Mr Maguire rest in peace along side with his love of his life, until we all meet again one day
Terry & Tim Scarrow
Condolences to the Maguire family. I wanted to share this photo of him taken last June with little Madelyn. He was a kind man to everyone!
A more welcoming friendly outgoing person I don’t recall ever meeting than Hugh. When we knew hardly anyone in the crowd, Hugh would come over and give a big hug and say ‘hello! glad you’re here!’ His genuine interest in people was really evident and his love for the Lord clear. What a shining example he was of a godly leader. Will be missed and his memory cherished by so many.
Sorry to hear of the passing of your Father Steve. I hope you take the time to spend with your family and share all the great stories of your Dad and you can all share your fondest memories of him with each other. Sincerest condolences to you and your family.
We were so shocked and saddened by this news of your dad’s passing. Over the years we have lost track of him and your late mom. They were always such an awesome couple and so encouraging to both Wayne and I. We always wondered how they were doing but we were so far away that it seemed too difficult to find the time for a visit. Now it’s too late and we regret that. When we worked for your parents it was always a joy. I think sometimes Wayne spent more time talking with your dad than actually doing anything. We will always remember their love for the Lord and how they always let that shine through every day. Our sincere condolences. May God grant you His peace as you go through this difficult journey.
To the Maguire family, so sorry to hear of Hugh’s passing, please accept our condolences. We had the good fortune for our children, Duane, Stephen & Tracy to be educated by Hugh Maguire & his excellent team at Macville P.S.
Hugh was as large as life. He lived life to the full in every facet of his long and fruitful life.
I first met him when he was a teenager at Shelburne High School and through hockey. I well remember the night a bus load of Young people went to the Billy Graham Crusade in Toronto,
and we had to wait as Hugh had gone forward to give his life to Christ. From that day on his
Faith was visible and vibrant. I was excited when he married my cousin Marietta. They raised
three fine children and we enjoyed family reunions at their lovely home. my wife Bev was his
Librarian at Macville. Hugh will be missed but never forgotten. We’ll see you soon my friend.
My deepest condolences to to you on the passing of your father. I have such wonderful memories of your parents reaching back over sixty years! I know that your memories will sustain you in your coming years and you will think of both of your parents with a smile on your face and in your heart!
We send our sympathies to your family on the passing of your dad. During our years at Bramalea we both have fond memories of your parents & their strong faith in Christ.
Sincerely. Pastor David Chotka & Elizabeth
Susan Prestidge (Langen)
My sincere condolences. Mr. Maguire was truly a blessing to so many in our childhood at Macville. Many fond memories, concerts and personal interactions. A blessed soul. He will be missed by all.
I remember Mr. McGuire fondly from when he was principal at Macville School. He ran things there with a firm hand but always with courage, grace and dignity and was a friend to everyone, staff, parents and pupils. Macville School was an environment that every parent and child I knew enjoyed their time in and I have fond memories of the many events when my children, David and Michael Cox attended school there.
My sincere condolences to his family at this time.
LeeAnn and all of the Maguire family should know that to my family, and so many others, your parents were a devoted and dynamic couple. Moreover, your Dad set , met and raised the standards of excellence, not only as a human being, but as a principal. He truly cared about his staff and students and succeeded in creating a wonderfully supportive environment for all. I have fond memories of him meeting the buses, greeting the students, dropping down to eye level for the younger ones, and getting to know them all. …and of course, the all encompassing hugs of encouragement. It was a pleasure and a privilege to know him. The world has lost and the Heavens have gained a prince . My deepest condolences to the family.
Keith & Georgina Finch
I am sure there was rejoicing in Heaven when Hugh passed from this life. He was such a loving man to all he met, we have many wonderful memories of spending time with him and Marietta. They were a great influence on our teenagers who are following the Lord.
Our prayers are with you.
Jason and Melanie Corrigale
I am grieving with you and rejoicing for the life he was able to live. He was my first principal at Madoc PS and a friend during his years at Bramalea Alliance Church. “Well done good and faithful servant”
Nancy Telfer (nee Lindsey)
I am so sorry for your loss!!
I had Mr. Maguire as a teacher at Herb Campbell PS back in about 1960. He was an excellent teacher and I still tell the stories of how he welcomed every student by describing our class as our own United Nations. Every one of his students was valued by him. There was never a dull moment… Many years later I wrote the music textbooks which are now used in high schools throughout the United States and Canada. it is so sad to hear of his passing….
The Watson family is heartbroken on the news of the passing of Hugh”Mr”Maguire.Hugh touched the lives of most of the children in this family and left a lasting impression on how we should react with one and other. His faith and devotion to his craft will live on in the memories of everyone he held in his care.Our dearest sympathies go out to his family as well as many thanks for him being just him.
Rick and Jean Haywars
Rick and I were sad to hear news of Hugh’s passing. Hugh taught Rick at Herb Campbell . I had the pleasure of teaching Kindergarten for him at Madoc Public School . Hugh always met his teachers every morning and gave us a hug and a smile. Wow what a wonderful way to start each day . May you rest in peace .
I remember Mr Maguire fondly as my Grade 6 teacher at Herb Campbell school. He was a very strict but caring teacher and an asset to his profession. I’m sure he will be missed by many and remembered by hundreds of past students.
My deepest condolences to the Maguire family! I was Hugh’s secretary at Macville School for 5 years and remember the days when he was out the back of the school flooding the rink so that the students could skate! Keeping the Maguire family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time!
Ryan & Suzanne French
I was saddened to hear this news today. What a loss indeed. Mr. Maguire was such a positive soul – his caring nature and sense of humour are remembered fondly. Our blessings to the entire family.
My sincere condolences, to the Maguire family. My late sister and I had great memories of Mr. Maguire and Macville P.S. I had 6 great years at Macville, as a student , Mr. Maguire was good principal and caring soul he will be missed by many . God bless the Maguire family at this time of their loss.
Paul & Betty Johnston
Our deepest sympathies to Hugh’s family. A couple of our girls were fortunate to have Hugh as their principal at Macville school. He was such a great asset to the school and the community. He will be truly missed but he left very good memories.
What an honour to work with such a caring and godly man! I was privileged to cal him ‘boss’ at Calvary Christian School and learned so much every day just watching him interact with people. He was our princi’pal’ (after he had already retired from the public board) and truly showed God’s love to everyone. He was so passionate about his ministry at the seniors’ homes he visited weekly and led so many to the Lord in their final years…and in some cases days on this earth.
A life well lived!
My prayer is for God’s comforting hand to be with his family during this difficult time.
Wayne and Ruth Dobson
Our sincere condolences are extended to LeeAnn, Steven , Cheri and their families. Wayne and I have many fond memories of Hugh and Marietta beginning when I was the kindergarten teacher at Credit View school and Hugh was principal. I was privileged to know Hugh first as a mentor and always a caring friend. He will be missed.