Obituary of Gary Walter Maguire
It is with great sadness the family of Gary W. Maguire wish to announce his passing on Thursday, October 12, 2023, at the Loch Lomond Villa – Birch House, with his family by his side. Born in Saint John, N.B. on June 25, 1944, Gary was a son of the late Harmon and Muriel (Beers) Maguire, and a devoted husband to the late Sharon (Keating) Maguire.
Gary spent the biggest part of his career working for the family’s business, Maguire Enterprises, which consisted of the White House Lodge & Motel, Maguire Steakhouse, and Fairport Motel & Restaurant. He then went on to a sales career in wholesale building supplies with Guardian Building Products. He was also a proud member of the Masonic Lodge and Shriners International.
Gary was a very kind and generous man with a great sense of humor, always with a smile on his face and a contagious laugh. He always enjoyed his summers trailering with friends and family, and wintering in Florida. He was a dedicated NASCAR fan, attending a few of the races with friends and family. In his younger years, Gary enjoyed curling and was a member of the Carleton Curling Club.
Gary is survived by two daughters, Joanne (Michael) Bissett, of Maces Bay, Sherrie Bezeau, of Saint John, three grandchildren, Courtney (Josh) McLaughlin, of Saint John, Matthew Bissett, of Maces Bay, and Melissa MacPherson (Bezeau) of Grand Bay-Westfield, five great grandchildren, Drake, Brooke, Reece, Olivia, and Owen, one brother, Greg (Janis) Maguire, of Shediac, N.B., one sister, Judy (Robert) Bonnevie, of Renforth, along with many beloved nieces, nephews.
Gary is predeceased by the love of his life, Sharon, his parents Harmon and Muriel Maguire, one brother, Harmon J.B. Maguire and sister-in-law Sheila Maguire, son-in-law, Charles Bezeau, in-laws, Murray and Margaret Keating, and his beloved pug, Diesel.
The arrangements are under the care and direction of Castle Funeral Home, 309 Lancaster Ave. Saint John, N.B. (506-634-1701). A Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 17, 2023 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. A Funeral Service will take place on Wednesday, October 18, 2023 at 1:00 PM in Castle Fallsview Chapel. Interment will follow in Greenwood cemetery. Donations to the Loch Lomond Villa, NB Lung Association, Multiple Sclerosis Society, or a charity of choice in memory of Gary would be appreciated. Online condolences can be made at www. Castlefh.ca
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