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Memorial Created By
Tara McGuire

Daniel James McGuire

November 23, 1932 - December 12, 2020

We created a GatheringUs memorial page to celebrate the life of Dan McGuire. Collecting your stories, photos and memories here will offer us great comfort. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

OBITUARY
It is with great sadness the family of Daniel James McGuire announces his passing on Saturday, December 12/2020 at Lakeshore Care Centre in Coquitlam BC, at the age of 88 from Covid-19. Dan is mourned by his large and extended family including his partner June Gallagher, his six children Laureen Barker (Vern Barker), Janet McGuire, Jack McGuire (Paula Wild), Marcia McCafferty (John McCafferty), Tara McGuire (Cam Mollard), Kevin...  see more
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Posts & Photos

  • Ralph Maundrell
    Dan was a wonderful man, and I consider myself lucky to have know him for almost forty years.

    Although I lost touch with him a number of years ago, I have fond memories of thousands of kilometers ridden in his company throughout British Columbia and...  more
  • Tara  McGuire
  • Bob Boonstra
    Our condolences and thoughts are with June and the McGuire family.
    I was quite affected by Dan's passing and so much so that I had to go and find some images that I knew I had from the 1980's when I began cycling with the group.
    Dan led a group of 5...  more
  • Jude Morrison
    We just attended a zoom memorial for the most wonderful human: Dan McGuire. Dan is pictured here with me in 1991 in Paris at the 100th year anniversary of the 1200km-90hr time limited Paris-Brest-Paris.
    Dan called Karen Smith and I in dismay when he...  more
  • Jude Morrison
    We just attended a zoom memorial for the most wonderful human: Dan McGuire. Dan is pictured here with me in 1991 in Paris at the 100th year anniversary of the 1200km-90hr time limited Paris-Brest-Paris.
    Dan called Karen Smith and I in dismay when he...  more
  • Leo Boon
    Sad to hear about Dan’s passing. We lost a wonderful human being, a tough old guy, a great cyclist. Blessed are we who had the opportunity to meet, cycle, talk and laugh with Dan. I had that luck to cycle with Dan, June, Gerry, Luis, John, Wayne in the...  more
  • Peter Pazdera
    Dan's Every F'Inch of his life made a fine example of how to live life. He showed gentleness and caring, while driven by stubborn determination to achieve his goals. I am happy to have been part of achieving some of them, and will always have Dan in my...  more
  • Peter Pazdera
    Peter Pazdera added 2 photo(s) to the memorial Daniel James McGuire:
  • Peter Pazdera
    Peter Pazdera added 2 photo(s) to the memorial Daniel James McGuire:
  • Peter Pazdera
    Peter Pazdera added 3 photo(s) to the memorial Daniel James McGuire:
  • Peter Pazdera
    Peter Pazdera added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Daniel James McGuire:
  • Jackie and Ed Weinstein
    My husband Ed became good friends with Dan when they were both cycling with the Vancouver Bicycle Club. I later had the pleasure to get to know both Dan and June and we all enjoyed several cycling events and trips together.

    Dan was always a lot of fun....  more
  • Danelle Laidlaw
    Danelle Laidlaw added 2 photo(s) to the memorial Daniel James McGuire:
  • Danelle Laidlaw
    Dan introduced me to the Vancouver Bicycle Club when I first arrived in Vancouver and helped me get involved in the cycling scene. Over the years, my path crosssed frequently with Dan's activities. Dan was a valued volunteer for me on TourBC, on the...  more
  • Marcia  Robinson
    I worked for Dan and his team of Managers, Engineers and Technologists in the Plant & Measurement Dept of BC Hydro from 1980 - until 1991. At that time we were called Secretaries now perhaps Admin Assist or some such title. Dan directed a large...  more
  • Tara  McGuire
    Senior Living Magazine - May 2009 (Jack McGuire)
  • Joan Lemay (Unilowski)
    Sincerest condolences the entire family and all that hold him dear. May he rest peacefully.
  • Jess Milton
    In 2015 Tara contacted Stuart McLean and told him about Dan's incredible cycling trip all over Canada. Stuart immediately knew this was someone he had to interview for the Vinyl Cafe! Stuart related Dan's story at a concert in Chilliwack which was being...  more
  • Mary Gallagher
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  • Deirdre Arscott
    Deirdre Arscott added 2 photo(s) to the memorial Daniel James McGuire:
    • Deirdre Arscott
      Deirdre Arscott Dan with Ron Johnson and Norm Brodie at Paris-Brest-Paris in 1987. Dan with June, Norm and Lois Brodie and Bob LePage at Paris-Brest-Paris in 1991.
      • January 13, 2021
  • Tara  McGuire
    Tara McGuire added 3 photo(s) to the memorial Daniel James McGuire:
  • Tara  McGuire
    Tara McGuire added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Daniel James McGuire:
  • Tara  McGuire
    Tara McGuire added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Daniel James McGuire:
  • Florence Larkin
    I was going through my photos and came across this... East meets West cousins! It was taken on 100th anniversary of Uncle Ernies (Dan's dad) birth year 2003, an event organized by Dan. It was our first time meeting most of our cousins - a great (re) union
  • Kevin  McGuire
    This is Dan's first serious bike. A nice white Peugeot. All geared up for long rides. Thus began his romance with randonneuring and France.
  • Kevin  McGuire
    While reflecting about my Dad's life I feel a great sense of inspiration. The older I get the more I appreciate the life he led by fine example. He was driven to take in the beauty of the world through his photography. Usually while bike touring. As a...  more
    • Kevin  McGuire
      Kevin McGuire This is Uncle Larry, Aunt Shirley, Peter Davidson, Dad and I at our destination. Grandpa Ernie McGuire's front lawn in Calgary.
      • December 30, 2020
  • Claudette Taylor
    June my deepest condolence at the loss of Dan. Patti told me yesterday that he had passed and my heart goes out to you. In my thoughts . Claudette Taylor
  • Florence Larkin
    We have many fond memories of Dan and June coming to PEI and spending time with us - good food, drink, love and laughter. And who can forget his bike trip across Canada for Parkinson's. Dan you will be missed - Eastern cousins Florence and Maureen Larkin
  • Tara  McGuire
    Dan on his Mom's Janet's knee, with uncle Jimmy. - from Mike McGuire
  • Deirdre Arscott
    I spent many hours cycling with Dan and June, often in the wine regions of the Pacific Northwest. He was a thoughtful, kind and generous man. He will be missed.
  • Tara  McGuire
    From Carol - This was taken June 25, 2017...Although Dan and June came to several of our Boxing Day leftovers dinner we never took photos. Just ate and talked.
  • Tara  McGuire
    This photo is from June from their last trip to France
  • Tara  McGuire
    Tara McGuire added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Daniel James McGuire:
    • Tara  McGuire
      Tara McGuire This is Dan and his grand daughter Lyla
      • December 22, 2020
  • Tara  McGuire
    Tara McGuire added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Daniel James McGuire:
  • Tara  McGuire
    Tara McGuire added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Daniel James McGuire:
    Dan and his granddaughter Lyla at the pumpkin patch.
    Celebrating Father's Day in the Yukon
    Dad & June on the Golden Ears Bridge
    With Son-in-Law Cam and Mocha