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Maurice McGuinty

May 20, 1953 ~ April 13, 2018 (age 64)

Maurice passed away in his home on April 13th with a grace, courage and faith that transcends all understanding. He shared 40 years of partnership and love with Heather (McCormick) and was blessed with three children and their spouses: Erin (Liezett Feliz), Ashleigh (Rony Rizk), and Skyler (Ashley Hummel); and he will also be remembered lovingly by his grandchildren: Santos, Mylo, Emanuel, Harley and Mia. Maurice was predeceased by his father, Maurice McGuinty Sr., survived by his mother Angeline McGuinty (Fay) and his siblings: Fay, Colleen, Conway, Grant, Karen, Everett (Seungwan), Darin and Allyson.Maurice was someone who loved music, wine, was passionate about the whole world, and always showed a genuine interest in others. He was a spiritual and sensitive man who would tear up while talking about his wife and children, and his regular appreciation for the beauty that he so often acknowledged in the world around him.Maurice returned home to North Bay in 1978 to work with his father as the funeral director at McGuinty Funeral Home. He later co-owned and operated McGuinty Funeral Home until his retirement five years ago. Maurice served many grieving families over the years through his compassion and understanding.No one ever walks this end of life journey alone; there are bystanders along the way. Some are called to accompany and support for short periods of time, and some to lift their hands in prayer, or send loving thoughts. Maurice could not have walked this last leg of his journey without a precious lady, Anne Marie Bond, who was a constant companion, helper and guide. Kim at Paramed, who besides scheduling perfectly-matched PSWs for Maurice’s needs, offered his wife compassion and understanding during such a difficult time. Thank you to John - a PSW - who with the utmost respect cared for Maurice with the most loving attention to detail and innate awareness and understanding of his needs right until his passing. He was his hands and feet when Maurice’s would no longer serve him. Thank you to Braeden who, as an RPN, continued to care for Maurice in a PSW role. He always went above and beyond, offering compassionate and professional care. Thank you to Lori Smith, OT with Home and Community Care for her persistence in ensuring that Maurice’s needs were met through the assistance of adaptive devices. Thank you to Paul Lamothe (Motion Specialty) for all his care and attention.Thank you to Sandra, dedicated and devoted palliative care nurse. Thanks to Anne Mondoux, Palliative Care Coordinator with Home and Community Care. A special thank you to Dr. O’Grady for her many home visits, her calming demeanor, quiet presence, compassion and deep understanding.Maurice’s family and friends wish him peace, relief and most of all the certainty of knowing how much he was loved, appreciated and valued. He never was his disease, although it robbed him in so many ways; it was never larger than his sweet spirit and could never obscure all the love that he gave to his family, friends and community. Visitation will be held at McGuinty Funeral Home (North Bay) on Tuesday April 17th 2018 from 2-4 pm, and 7-9 pm. There will be a short prayer service in the evening and a time to share stories and memories of Maurice. Funeral mass will be celebrated at the Pro-Cathedral of the Assumption on Wednesday, April 18th 2018 at 10 am. Donations can be made to the Near North Palliative Care Network. Online condolences may be made at

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