Derek Paul Maguire, beloved husband of Dr. Nancy Maguire, passed away on Thursday, February 17, 2005 at the age of 83 years.
Derek was born on June 13, 1921 in Derry, Ireland and was raised in England. He fought in the Burma Campaign with the Bombay Grenadiers in World War II attaining the rank of Captain and being Mentioned in Dispatches. He then attained his Law Degree at Queen’s University in Belfast, Ireland and was called to the Bar in London, England in 1949. He then qualified as a Solicitor on his own time and practiced Law in England for five years. He married Nancy in 1950 and they immigrated to Calgary in 1957 where he practiced as a Litigation Lawyer until 1991.
An avid reader and chess player, Derek’s interests involved ToastMasters, Prolife and the Last Post Fund. He also enjoyed hiking, canoeing, sailing, cross country skiing, camping, and swimming.
Derek was a father to Brian (Sharon), Michael, Elizabeth (David), and Clare; and grandfather to Megan, Jamie, Kevin, Alan and Laura. Derek was predeceased by daughter Pat in 2001.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Monday, February 21, 2005 at 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Cathedral (219 – 18th Avenue S.W.) on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Lawrence Bagnall, Presider. Graveside Service will be held “St. Joseph’s Section” at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Tsunami Relief Fund or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Special thanks for the great care and kindness provided by the Eau Claire Retirement Residence where Derek resided for the past two years. Also special thanks to Doctors, Dr. Gary Haywood, Dr. Adrienne Cohen and Alan White and physicians and staff of the Coronary Care Unit at the Rocky View General Hospital.
In living memory of Derek Maguire, a tree will be planted at Nose Creek Valley by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences