Glen McGuire, age 74 years, passed away suddenly at the New Brunswick Heart Centre on Wednesday April 22nd, 2020. Born in Campbellton, NB, on January 25th, 1946, he was the son of the late Edward (Bud) McGuire and Joyce (Goodwin) McGuire.
He worked in the Pulp and Paper industry for over 35 years, which took him from Dalhousie, NB, to Prince Rupert, BC, to Prince Albert Sask, and finally back to his home province in Nackawic, NB.
Glen leaves behind a family who miss him dearly. His adoring three daughters:
Kelley McGuire Wilson (Frank), Katherine Easter (Shane) and Jennifer Hunter (Collin). They were the light of his life. He also leaves behind his beloved partner Maddie Kelley along with eight grandchildren: Sean Tapley (Martine Gionet), Erika Bulmer (David), Mikel Currie (Taylor Rohrbach) Taylor Hunter (Hess Mayele), Emma Hunter, Sophie Hunter, Dax Easter, Ruby Easter, and two great-grandchildren Kalina Chatterton and Archer Bulmer. He is also survived by his four siblings Gayle Tremblay, Hugh McGuire, Michael McGuire and Irene Mabee, along with his nephews Chris, Kirby, and Ernie Tremblay, Shawn McGuire and Behn McGuire. His dog Charlotte was his constant companion.
In addition to his parents, Glen was predeceased by his sister Donna Marie London.
Glen approached everything he did with passion. He held executive positions for several organizations including the New Brunswick NDP party, CPU local 219 representing Paper workers, the NBSPCA, the EI appeals board, and the Fredericton and district labour council to name a few. He was also a Beekeeper, gardener, and a goalie, but his favourite activities were hiking with his dogs in the woods at his home in Yoho lake (or on special hiking trips) and reading. Glen was also a passionate sports fan, especially when it came to his Chicago Blackhawks, and of course the odd ball game. We always knew what to get him for Christmas because he needed books more than he needed air. He could beat anyone at Trivial Pursuit, Scrabble, or Jeopardy. He loved a good laugh and he was always fighting for the underdog. You could always find him with his beloved dog Charlotte by his side or telling an animated story, often in hysterics.
At this time, due to the current health recommendations pertaining to large gatherings, a celebration of Glen’s life will be held at a later date. In Glen’s memory, donations may be made to a local animal shelter, the NBSPCA, ALS (in honour of Glen’s mother).