Source: Archives of Ontario - N258 Reel
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Oct.?,p.?:JAMES S. McGUIRE - Was 82
Years of Age. James Stuart McGuire, a highly esteemed resident of Timmins since
1915, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. S.R. McCoy, 121 Tamarack street,
at 7 o'clock Wednesday night, October 20th. Althougth 82 years of age he enjoyed
unusually good health until last summer. In July he had to take treatment in
St. Mary's hospital and it was found necessary to operate. He recovered sufficiently
from the operation to be able to return to his home, where, though confined
to his bed, he seemed to make some progress toward recovery. There was little
hope for his recovery, however, and Wednesday he passed peacefully away.
The late Mr. McGuire was born in Orangeville in 1861. In his younger days he was a famous lacrosse player and all his long life maintained a keen interest in all sports. For nearly thirty years no baseball match, no lacrosse or other sporting event seemed complete without the genial presence of "Dad" McGuire as he was affectionately known. During recent days he followed the World's series on the radio with as keen interest as ever. He was one of the pioneer busines men of Timmins. In recent years he had been living retired, but continued his keen but genial interest in people and events. He held a unique place in the affection of a wide circle. He is survived by one son, Frank, of Windsor, and one daughter, Mrs. S.R. McCoy, Timmins, and two sister, Mrs. E.J. Ellis (Annie) and Mrs. Fred Hatcher (Ida) both of Orangeville. --- The Timmins Advance.
Mr. McGuire was a son of the late Blaney and Elizabeth McGuire, early residents of Orangeville. He was born and educated in this town and in early life was widely for his prowess as a lacrosse player. With his brother, Blaney, founder of The Banner and for many years senior member of the partnership of McGuire & McKitrick, he was a member of the champion Dufferin lacrosse team of the late eighties. After leaving Orangeville he lived for several years in Gravenhurst, where he and his brother, the late Geo. L. Aiken ran a large general store business. Mr. McGuire never lost his interest in his home town, which he visited regularly at least once a year until a very few years ago. His demise removes another of the outstanding athletes who made Orangeville's lacrosse prowess famous across Canada in the eighties. Three of his fellow players, John W. Aiken, Hugh Greenis and Nat Linn, are still living in Orangeville. We are under the impression that they are the only members of the champion team who survive.
The funeral service was held at Walker's Funeral Home in Timmins at 11 o'clock Friday morning. The remains were then brought to Orangeville for interment at 11 o'clock Saturday morning in the family plot in the Forest Lawn cemetery beside his wife, the former Elizabeth Van Allen, of Georgetown, who predeceased her husband eighteen years ago. Canon H.A. West-Mcmaster conducted the graveside service. Pallbearers were Messrs. Fred Hatcher, a brother-in-law, Horace McGuire and Stanley Parker, nephews, E.A. Robinson, Jas. Henderson and A.D. McKitrick. Many lovely flowers expressed the sympathy and esteem of Orangeville and Timmins friends. Among the relatives here for the funeral were the son and daughter, Mr. Frank McGuire, Windsor, and Mrs. S.R. McCoy, Timmins, Mr. W.H. McGuire, Hamilton, Miss Louise McGuire and Mr. Chas. Collett, Toronto, and Mr. Ray VanAllen, Windsor. Mr. McGuire was an uncle of Misses Ruth and Louise McGuire, West Broadway, and Miss Bessie Ellis, of the Public School teaching staff.
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