In Memory of


Shannon McGuire

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A public Memorial Service will be planned at a time when we can once again gather in groups larger than 10. Shannon’s family encourages her loved ones and friends to watch this website for more information on a date and time when we can come together to Celebrate her life.

McGuire: Shannon,
Our loving daughter Shannon Rose McGuire, aged 29, of Schomberg passed away May 2, 2020 after a long, courageous struggle with several health issues. Survived by her parents Tim and Diane McGuire and her siblings: Nicole, Matthew (Jade), and Michael. Granddaughter of the late Bruce and Peggy McGuire and Donald Fanstone (Myra) and the late Mary Lou Fanstone. Goddaughter of Kathleen Fanstone and Bob McGuire.
Forever remembered by her many aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family, and friends.
Arrangements entrusted to Rod Abrams Funeral Home Tottenham.
Cremation will be held. Following the Covid Pandemic, a public Memorial Service will be planned at a time when we can once again gather in groups larger than 10. Shannon’s family encourages her loved ones and friends to watch this website for more information on a date and time when we can come together to Celebrate her life.
We encourage everyone to think about happy times spent with Shannon, and look forward to when we will have the opportunity to gather in person to celebrate her life.
Everyone is encouraged to show their support to Shannon’s family by leaving written tributes and condolences below in the tribute section of this webpage.
In Shannon’s memory, consider planting some flowers … Her favourite colour is purple.

-Shannon’s favourite Irish blessing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Shannon McGuire”
  1. marina and nick Dichiara wrote:

    my dear friends Tim, Diane, Nicole, Matt and Michael. Shannon was a fighter, every time Shannon and I posted something, her and I always had the same thought about it. My heart breaks for you. I believe that my son Michael and Shannon are taking care of each other, they knew each other for about 20 years and they will live on forever. Always in our hearts.

  2. Joe/Mary Ellen Keenan wrote:

    Tim,Diane and family,we wish to extend our sincerest sympathy to you on your loss.Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.Joe/Mary Ellen

  3. Joe/Mary Ellen Keenan wrote:

    Tim,Diane and family,we wish to extend our sincerest sympathy to you on your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Joe,/Mary Ellen

  4. Shannon Werner wrote:

    Tim, Diane, Nicole, Matthew, Michael and familiy

    I am so sorry To hear of Shannon’s passing. You all our in my thoughts and prayers ❤️ Remember the good times and keep the memories close to your heart.
    “When you lose someone you love, you gain an angel you know”

  5. Moshers wrote:

    So sorry to hear of Shannon’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  6. Treena and Bob wrote:

    Thinking of you all at this time and sending our heartfelt condolences at your loss.

  7. Dennis MacLean wrote:

    Tim and Diane, it is with a tearful eye I send this note to both of you, your family and my dear friend Kathleen, My thoughts are with you all during this difficult time…..I have very fond memories of Shannon coming onsite with Kathleen and I – she was such a beautiful soul – god love her and you, you are all in my prayers, stay strong xo – Den

  8. Brian,Ann and Cali Footitt wrote:

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Shannon. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. She is mow at peace.

  9. Susan E. McGuire wrote:

    Tim, Diane, Nicole, Matthew, and Michael, please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved daughter and sister. Alas, life has many trials. Some have heavier burdens and difficulties to face; Shannon was one of those. It is to be hoped that she is now in a better place, with her soul free from the heavy weights that pulled her down during her life on earth.

  10. Dan and Dalyce McCabe wrote:

    So sorry for your loss of a daughter and sister thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  11. Andrena Steffens wrote:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you grieve the loss of Shannon. She is resting peacefully now.

  12. Deb wrote:

    I am just soooo sorry, Kathleen. I just read Shannon’s obituary and it brought tears to my eyes. Her personality and vivacity just jump off the page. Such a tragedy…
    I am sending you + your family so much love. Deb

  13. Laura Lambert (Hunt) wrote:

    Dear Aunt Diane, Uncle Tim and family. I am so sorry to hear this. I know Shannon and I lost touch over the years, but some of my favourite memories involve playing with Shannon and Nicole. Shannon was always a wonderful person and friend, and I am truly sorry that she had to leave you. I know she’s resting somewhere with the McGuire crew, watching over you. I am sending you all of my love.

  14. Geri wrote:

    Kathleen. I can’t stop thinking of you and your family. I have also been thinking of Shannon. I vividly remember that day at your sister’s cottage when the girls all had those crazy wigs on and were posing on the surfboard with Ozzie (our dog) as they were slowly towed around the lake. It really makes me smile. Wonderful memories.

    I am here any time for you. It is very hard to navigate through grief. Be kind to yourself and stay strong my friend. Love you.
    Geri
    X O

  15. Lisa Mehry Curtis wrote:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family during this time. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  16. Dee Bulman and family wrote:

    My heart breaks for you guys.
    We have shared lots of times together both our families and
    We will always remember Shannon’s beautiful smile.
    Here for you always. Xo

  17. Mary and Paul wrote:

    Dear Dianne, Tim and family, so sad to hear about your precious daughter and , sister. Sincere condolences to all of you! Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.

    Mary and Paul Kavanagh

  18. Victoria wrote:

    Oh my heart hurts for you….. so so sorry to hear this. Words can’t express …. deepest condolences to you and your sister and family.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most sad time. Cherish all the happy memories

  19. Geri Wright wrote:

    Cottage memories! The daily rice crispy squares! Going for ice cream! Going to watch the bears at the garbage dump! One night the girls put on a show for us. Shannon had a pile of movies – she picked up each one at a time and said a line from the movie. The most memorable was one from The Parent Trap. Shannon, with a spot on British accent, repeated a line from the movie re Vicky. We all had a good laugh and Shannon basked in our appreciation. Great memories – very happy times. Thanks Shannon x o

  20. Dan McGuire wrote:

    Diane and Tim
    Our Collective Hearts are with you while you grieve your Daughter….we never met Shannon but I can imagine a very strong young Lady.

    Kim, Dan McGuire Family

  21. Willieann Laven wrote:

    All of us here in England share in your sorrow and shock. Shannon is such a beautiful name; think of the river in Ireland as it flows through the fields and see her sitting beside it. May she watch over you all help you to remember all the happy times you shared at home and at the cottage.

  22. Ingrid and Brian Wright wrote:

    Dear Diane, Tim and family,
    Very sad to hear about Shannon. Our thoughts, prayers, and heartfelt condolences are with you.

  23. The Hepburn Family wrote:

    Tim, Dianne & Family
    Our thoughts are with you while you grieve your beautiful Shannon. She is smiling down at us now as she joins all of our wonderful lost family members.

    Ron, Barb, Jess & Ryan Lahey

  24. Susan Wehmeyer wrote:

    Diane,Tim and all the McGuire and Fanstone Family. My heart is saddened to hear of Shannon’s passing and my condolences to all of you. There are no words to say how dearly she will be missed by all. Thinking of your extended family in this difficult time and also what a pleasure it was to have known Shannon. I will remember the many meals and gatherings I was able to share at your house and Kathleen’s. Sending virtual hugs.

  25. Gerard, Rebecca and Joel Noone wrote:

    Tim and Diane, Please accept our deepest sympathy on your loss of Shannon. It is a hard loss of a brave spirit. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  26. Mike and Janis Boykach wrote:

    Tim, Diane and family, thinking of you at this time, and praying that God gives you his love and strength to help you through this difficult time.

  27. Beverly Flanagan wrote:

    Dear Diane, Tim and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your beautiful Shannon. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    May God Bless you All.
    Bev

  28. Erin wrote:

    My heart is breaking and as I write to you the tears streaming down my face. The two of you had a special bond that will always be in your heart. My heart and soul is with you along with all of ours.
    Please know we are sending you the biggest hug and wrapping you in our love.
    ❤️

  29. Tracey wrote:

    Deepest condolences for your family’s loss Kathleen. Truly no words..sending love

  30. Stephanie wrote:

    Kathleen, so sad to read this news. I know how much you loved. She was surrounded by so much love. I am truly sorry for your loss as well as your sister and the rest of your family. No one should lose their child. All my love and prayers are with you.

  31. The Bigelli Family wrote:

    To Diane,Tim, Nicole, Matthew, Michael and the rest of your family we send our deepest condolences. Shannon was a beautiful, strong and kind person who we were lucky to have known. We are sending you all of our love and strength in these difficult times.
    Love the Bigelli Family❤️

  32. Nancy wrote:

    I can’t believe this news Kath. So very very sorry.

    It makes me cry to think about it and I know how much she meant to you.

    Let us know what you need.

  33. Liz wrote:

    Oh Kathleen…this is heartbreaking news. Sending much love and hugs to you and your family.

  34. Connie wrote:

    Kathleen, my heart breaks for you and your family. We are all family here and if there is anything you or your family needs, please let us know. We support you and love you. ❤️❤️

  35. Joy Gamble wrote:

    My heartfelt condolences go out to you Diane, Tim and your family. My heart is heavy as I think of Shannon, what a blessing it was to get to know her. I will surely miss the presence of a truly loveable and kind person. Shannon complained very little with strength of acceptance. She often mentioned to me that she felt blessed to have such a caring and loving family, that includes all the people who loved and cherished her. She could not say enough word of affection and appreciation toward you Diane, know that Shannon loved you and all the seemingly effortless support you gave her…plus your delicious, healthy cooking which came up in many conversations. I am sure that I have not breached confidentiality sharing her words of love to all of you. A beautiful soul full of love and faith, ascended to heaven, away from us but closer to God. Find comfort in remembering your dear Shannon.

    May my condolences bring all of you peace through this painful time. I hope that the love of family and friends will comfort and strengthen your family in the days ahead. If there is anything that I can do please do not hesitate to let me know.

    Joy Gamble

  36. Nicky wrote:

    Oh Kathleen my heart is breaking for you + your family. I know how special she was to you and how close you were. I cannot believe this news. Please let us know if there is anything at all we can do for you. I am so sad for you.
    Sending you love and light my dear friend. Xx

  37. Wanda Carello wrote:

    Diane, Tim, Matthew, Nicole and Michael we are so saddened to hear of Shannons’ passing and send our deepest condolences. We remember her as such a lovely young woman and can’t imagine the incredible loss you’re experiencing. XOXO

  38. Mary King wrote:

    On behalf of our family, I wish to send my most sincere condolences to you on the passing of your beautiful daughter Shannon. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.
    With Our Love,
    Mary King and Family

  39. Grant & Margaret wrote:

    We are so deeply sorry to hear about Shannon. Our hearts ache and our thoughts are with you and your family. May your beautiful memories of Shannon bring comfort to you during this difficult time. We will be honoured to plant purple flowers in Shannon’s memory.

  40. Judy & John Iversen wrote:

    Kathleen and family. We are so saddened to hear of Shannon’s passing. We know, Kathleen, what a strong bond you had with her. You were more than an aunt to her – you were also a great friend. Our prayers are with you all.

  41. Mary wrote:

    Kathleen, my dear friend, there are no words to express the sadness at this moment with the loss of Shannon. Roy and I will have you, Diane & Tim and your family in our prayers.

    With such strong loving bond you had with Shannon, I know she will be in your heart and soul forever.

    I will see you at the service. Until then know we love you.

    Mary & Roy.

  42. Heather McGuire-Bell wrote:

    Dear Tim and Diane, it is with very heavy hearts that we send our condolences. We had never met Shannon but her picture shows a beautiful, creative, vibrant soul who will be missed by that tender spot in all of your hearts. Our prayers embrace both of you and your family at this sad time.

    Heather, Dave Bell and family

  43. Rudnitski Family wrote:

    Dear Diane, Tim, Nicole, Matthew and Michael – We were so very sorry to hear of the death of Shannon. Our deepest sympathies at this time of pain and grief. Love from Margaret, Wayne, Alyson & Shane

  44. Dave and Maureen Archibald wrote:

    Diane and Tim and family.
    We are truly sorry to hear about your lovely Daughter.
    Our deepest sympathy.
    You will be in our prayers.

  45. Judy Lipsett wrote:

    Diane Tim And Family we are so very for your loss,our deepest condolences our thoughts and prayers are with you through this very difficult time,Love Cal and Judy Lipsett And Family

  46. Cheryl Pineo wrote:

    Kathleen
    Thinking of and your family. My heart aches for you all.
    Although I never met Shannon I know how much she meant to you.
    You were always an amazing Aunt to Shannon and she will never forget you. Sending so much love to you and your family during this difficult time. Xo

  47. Mary Dove wrote:

    Diane Tim and Family , I was so sorry to hear of Shannon’s passing, My heart aches for all. You are in my prayers and Thoughts ❤️

  48. Andrea Prieur wrote:

    Diane, Tim and family. Please know that we are thinking of you constantly. You have our deepest sympathies.
    Andrea and Mark

  49. Wendy-Sue wrote:

    Diane,Tim and family:
    I was so sorry to hear of your devastating loss. Thinking of you always

  50. Holly Hamilton wrote:

    Diane Tim and family
    I am so sorry to hear of Shannon’s passed sending lots of love and my deepest condolences.

  51. Victoria Savage wrote:

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family and my wonderful colleague and friend Kathleen. My deepest sympathies to you all for your heartbreaking loss. ❤️

  52. Rosemary McGuire / Stan Herman wrote:

    Heartfelt condolences to all of you. So very sorry.

  53. Jen Kokelj wrote:

    Diane, Tim and family,

    We are deeply sorry to hear of your loss of beautiful Shannon. You are in our thoughts and our hearts during this tremendously difficult time. Please let us know if you need anything at all.
    Jen & Pete Kokelj

  54. Monica Duggan wrote:

    My sincere condolences on the loss of your beautiful daughter

  55. Janet and Mark D’Anna wrote:

    Diane, Tim and Family, We were so shocked to hear your devastating news of the loss of Shannon. We can’t even imagine the pain you are feeling. Our love, thoughts and prayers are sent your way. We will honour Shannon with some purple flowers!

  56. Helen Conzelmann wrote:

    Dear Diane, Tim and all the McGuires, our hearts break for all of you. We will keep you and Shannon in our thoughts and hearts. Cherish all your wonderful memories of your beautiful girl.

    The Conzelmanns

  57. Trudy Merrick wrote:

    Dear Diane, Tim & Family
    We are so sad to hear of Shannon’s passing. Nothing can be said to make things easier for you all. Just know that we think about you and your family with loving thoughts and prayers.
    The Merrick’s

  58. Tess Partland wrote:

    Dear the beautiful McGuire family,

    I am so sorry about your loss, I will be keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Heaven gained another angel.

  59. Sandy & Dennis O’Hara & Family wrote:

    Diane, Tim, & Family
    So sorry to hear of Shannon’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  60. Ashley O’Hara wrote:

    My Thoughts and prayers go out to you Mr. & Mrs. McGuire & family. I had the opportunity to grow up with Shannon in my early school years. I will never forget her soft spoken demeanor and very genuine heart. Shannon- you are so kind hearted and beautiful inside and out. Rest in Peace and may your soul be free of pain and suffering – Ashley O’Hara

  61. Yuhanna Chapman wrote:

    I was one of her managers when she worked at Allied/BGO. Believe it or not, she was also my bodyguard.

    Now she’ll always be around to protect me.

    Rest in Peace, Shannon.

  62. Robin, Alex and Matthias Gunraj wrote:

    Diane, Tim and kids, we are deeply saddened by the passing of Shannon. Our well wishes and condolences go out to you at this time, and difficult time where we need to share personally but virtually. Matthias especially sends his condolences to Michael, his hockey and soccer playing partner, on the loss of his sister. We wish you strength and to cherish the wonderful memories of Shannon. When the time comes, we will be there to give you a giant hug.

  63. Manuela Olga and Stefan Hoalga wrote:

    Dear Diane and Tim,

    We are truly sorry to hear of the loss of your daughter. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you.
    Rest in Peace, Shannon.

  64. Dalianis/Plummer family wrote:

    To Diane Tim and family we are deeply saddened to hear about the loss of your beloved daughter Shannon, we cannot express how sorry we are. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts. Karen Eric Joseph George Victoria Erika Dalianis-Plummer

  65. Carbone Family wrote:

    Our hearts are broken for you and your family. No one should loose a child and have to say goodbye. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Stay strong and remember the good times. God Bless.

  66. Kevin Cassidy wrote:

    Diane and Tim: Godspeed on your loss of Shannon. No words can describe. My Dad Jack and Noreen loved you two and Mary Lou and Don very much – does not make it easy of course. And attending your wedding was a highlight for sure. God bless you during this time.
    Kevin Cassidy and all the Cassidy’s from Ottawa

  67. Partland family wrote:

    We send our condolences to such a wonderful family. Our love and prayers are with you all. There are just no words to comfort the loss you must feel. Heaven just gained another angel.
    Bless you all

  68. Colalillo Family wrote:

    There are no words to express how sad this news was to hear. I remember Shannon as such a quiet and sweet girl and your family as so loving and kind. I wish this wouldn’t happen to anyone.I hope one day soon we will be able to see you in person and properly give you all our condolences.

  69. MacGowan Family wrote:

    Our deepest condolences to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  70. Terri Adams wrote:

    Dear McGuire family,
    My deepest condolences on the loss of your beautiful daughter Shannon.

  71. Rose wrote:

    Hi Kathleen,
    It has taken me a few days to write to you as I haven’t been able to find the words to say.
    I still don’t have them.

    I don’t know who Shannon was when she died, but what I do know is how you loved her.

    Back when we worked in the office together I remember how much you talked about her, how much time you spent with her . You loved as though she was your own. She was a very lucky little girl to have an aunt that loved her the way that you did.

    My sincere condolences to you and your sister and the rest of the family.

    May she rest in peace.

    Love you.
    Rose

  72. Tracey wrote:

    Dear Kathleen,

    I have been wanting to send a note to tell you how sorry I am for your loss. It’s always so difficult to know what to say at a time like this – and sometimes I make the mistake of not saying anything at all.

    I can’t imagine how you are dealing with having to say goodbye to Shannon. Grieving your loss, being there for the rest of your family and doing all of this during COVID 19. It’s truly heartbreaking.

    You are so strong and your family is so close…I know you will all get through this. It won’t be easy, especially right now, but lean on friends and stay close to your amazing community. You have so many people who love you and care about you.

    You are in my thoughts every day – I love looking at my beautiful purple pansies.

    You are an amazing woman Kathleen – you have inspired me for years and I hope all of the good you have put out into the world is coming back to you right now when you most need it.

    Sending warm thoughts and prayers…and most of all love….

    Tracey

  73. Katrina Cheng wrote:

    Dear Tim, Diane and family,

    I have such fond memories of babysitting Shannon, Nicole, Mathew and Michael and I was so heartbroken to hear this news about Shannon. It has taken me a long while to process, and you have been in my thoughts often. You have a wonderful family, and I hope you are able to gather and be together in some capacity during this difficult time. Sending you strength and well wishes.

    Love Katrina, Alex, Hazel & Beatrice

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