Maguire, Grant Hudson

It is with shock and sadness that we announce the passing of Grant Hudson Maguire in Portage La Prairie Hospital while en route to St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg on January 25, 2016. Grant was born in Souris Hospital on January 1, 1952 to Gib and Eileen (Grant) Maguire. Grant got his schooling in Elgin and Hartney. He first worked in Winnipeg at the Land Titles office as a clerk but decided to come home to Elgin to farm with his father. Before Grant was done high school he acquired his pilot’s license. Grant married Doris Moreau of Hartney and together raised two sons, Wesley and Warren. Grant loved farming and did so for 44 years. In the early years of marriage during the winter months Grant worked at the Souris Cheese Plant, and then Clearwater’s grocery store in Elgin. Grant also played fastball and ice hockey for several years. He was a very active community member, serving as secretary for 20 years for the Elgin Pool Elevator. Grant also served on the Elgin Fire Department for 27 years, 12 of them as fire chief. He was one of the founding volunteers of the construction of the new Elgin Community Hall and held the position as chairman on two separate terms. Grant was also very busy at the Elgin rink as president for one term and caretaker for two seasons. Grant and Doris moved to Souris in 2010 and he continued to farm until 2014. He became a legion member, and also acquired a position at the Victoria Park Lodge as maintenance man. It was the perfect job for him, fixing things, visiting with the residents, sampling food in the kitchen on his way through, and being given the time to still farm. Grant was predeceased by his parents Gib and Eileen. Remaining to cherish his memory are Doris, his wife of 43 years; children, Wesley (Jennifer) Maguire of Deloraine, and Warren (girlfriend Lisa and her children Mathieu and Maslyn Belair) of Elgin; grandchildren, Caleb, Kristal and Natalie Maguire: brother Keith (Gary Frain) Maguire of Winnipeg; sister-in-law Carol (Andy) Wilton of Brandon; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. A service of celebrate Grant’s life was held on Friday, January 29, 2016 from St. Paul’s United Church, Souris, Manitoba with Don Sellsted officiating, and Grant Jackson as soloist. In memory of Grant, donation may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

38 thoughts on “Maguire, Grant Hudson”

  1. Sincere Sympathy Doris and family. Grant was a great man to be around at the Lodge. He will surely be missed. Teenie Carlisle

  2. It is with a heavy heart that I write this. Grant was a great man and a super neighbor.. Always willing to help out where he could.. My deepest Sympathy to you Doris, Wesley and Warren. He is in Gods arms .. My prayers go out to you all.

  3. We were very saddened to hear the news of Grants passing. We are in California so will not be able to give our sympathies in person. We saw Grant just before we came down in G.C. Grant was a great kind man and I know he will be missed from one and all. Our sympathies are with you Doris and all your family. Jack and Barb Barrows and family

  4. Sending our deepest sympathy Doris and families. We are fortunate to have seen you at the social and had a visit. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you now and in the days to come. Sincerely Larry and Doreen Pettinger

  5. so sorry to have head the news of Grant’s passing, our prayers are for you and your family.

    Ken & Georgie Moreau

  6. Doris and family…I was saddened to read of Grant’s passing. You will be in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time. He was truly a kindhearted man and will be missed by all.

  7. Sorry to hear about Grant. Our deepest sympathies to you Doris and your family. He will be missed

  8. Sincere sympathy Doris, Warren, andWesley. Sorry to hear of Grants passing. He always had a smile for everyone and took time to talk. He will be missed.

  9. Doris and family

    We are so very sorry to hear of Grant’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. To Grant’s Family,
    We were shocked and saddened to hear of Grant’s sudden passing. Grant had such a kind soul and always had a smile on his face. You will have many precious memories of him to keep close to your heart.

  11. Doris and family
    We were shocked to learn the sad news today of your tragic loss. Grant will be greatly missed in several communities and he brings back many hockey memories to Harry, good times. We offer our deep sympathy.

  12. So sad to hear of Grants sudden passing.Will miss his joke and laugh he would always have when I would run into you guys in the stores. My thought are with you Doris and the boys at this time.

  13. Doris and family; We were deeply shocked and saddened to hear of Grant’s sudden passing. He was just such a great all around fellow with a twinkle in his eye and a smile on his face and we always shared a laugh when meeting him. His jovial personality will never be forgotten. our thoughts and prayers are with you . Most sincerely, Ken and Carolyn Rae

  14. sorry to hear of grants passing my thoughts are with you at this time james pickering

  15. Doris, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sudden loss of your loved one. I have so many great childhood memories of Grant as my big cousin, he reminds me so much of my dad, now they are together and I am sure they will have a few good laughs. Grant was always so full of fun and brought joy to all who knew him with his kind soul and easy nature. He has touched many hearts and will be missed by many.
    Love and hugs

  16. With our Deepest Sympathy. Grant was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed. So sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts. Garry and Mavis

  17. Saddened to hear of Grant’s passing. A good community and family man will be missed.

  18. Doris, Wesley, and Warren,
    I am sorry to hear of Grant’s passing. He was a great guy: friendly, a good father, a good listener. Wes and Warren are good men. This is a reflection of Grant and Doris’ influence. I am truly sorry for your loss.

    Jerry Araujo

  19. So difficult to believe that Grant has gone so soon and so suddenly. Our thoughts are with you all; he was a sweet man and will be missed.Wishing you strength during this difficult time, we send our love, Auntie Sis and cousin Diane

  20. Our sincere sympathy Doris to you and your family on this sad unexpected loss. We are thinking of you.
    Bev and Garth Towler

  21. Hello Doris
    We just heard your sad news from Leona. Unbelievable. Our thoughts are with you and the family. Grant was always one of our favourite Elgin-ites. He was so friendly, funny and genuinely interested in everyone..
    Gerald & Darlene

  22. We were so sorry to hear of Grant’s passing… so sudden! Please know that our thoughts are with you at this difficult time! Grant always had a smile and a chuckle for everyone. He will be missed by many!

  23. Dear Doris and Boys,

    So sorry to hear of Grants’ passing so suddenly. Please know that our hearts are with you all at this sad time. He was such a genuinely nice guy.

  24. Doris,
    We were so very sorry to hear of the sudden loss of Grant. Our hearts and prayers go to you and your boys at this sad time.. Grant was such a people person who genuinely loved to talk to everyone he met and always enjoyed a good laugh. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. May you hold all your wonderful memories of him close, and know how much we all care.

  25. When words are most needed, they are the most difficult to find. We were shocked and saddened to read of Grant’s sudden passing. We hope that memories, family and friends will help you through this difficult time. Our hearts and thoughts are with you.
    Lyle, Laura and Rick

  26. When I heard of my cousin’s passing, many thoughts of growing up on the farm came back to me. Great memories were made at the Maguire Christmas’ and Picnics which were the highlights of the year in Elgin. While playing with Keith on Uncle Gib’s and Auntie Neen’s farm Grant was always there with a smile and a dig for his younger brother and cousin and I will always remember Grant with fondness. My sincere condolences go to all of Grant’s family and friends. Love and hugs. Diane

  27. To the Maguire Family,
    So sorry to hear of the passing of Grant. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad and difficult time.
    Dean an Donna Couvier

  28. On behalf of my Mother, Margie Janz , my Brother Dave and myself (Marilyn) and Families I am sending out deepests sympathy to Doris and Family. My Mother really enjoyed Grant at the Victoria Park Lodge and we know the Staff and Residence there, will truly miss him sincerely Margie Janz Dave and Marilyn and Families


  30. It is with sadness that we read about Grant. He was a very pleasant and jovial person to meet. We’ll always have fond memories.
    Sincere regards,
    Don and Calla Brown

  31. Doris ,Wesley and Warren
    We are so sorry for your loss, a good husband and father gone too soon.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Your memories will help you through this sad time,
    Barb and Phil Gullett

  32. Found out yesterday about your terrible loss – we are so sad for all of you – Grant was a very nice man and of course will be greatly missed by his family and community. Our hearts are with you.

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