Posted: May 30th, 2016

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WALLACE “WALLY” MAGUIRE, beloved husband of Jean Maguire, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge on May 10th, 2016 at the age of 86 years. He was the loving father of Holly (Ted) Allen of Calgary, Patrick (Shawna) Maguire of Houston, and Robert Maguire of Regina. Wally was also the much-loved grandfather of Katie and Sean Allen, Chantel, Riley and Kaylie Maguire.

Wally is also survived by his two brothers Douglas (Tory) Maguire and Wayne (Patricia) Maguire, along with numerous nephews, nieces, other relatives and dear friends. Wally will be fondly remembered by family and friends as a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, friend and dedicated teacher.

Wally started his career in 1956 at the University of Saskatchewan as a sessional instructor in the Agriculture department. In 1964 he began teaching at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in the Agriculture program. In 1969 Wally pioneered the Agriculture program at the Lethbridge Community College (LCC) under Dr. David Clark, where he was fondly referred to as “The Father of Agriculture” by some. Wally remained at LCC for 25 years until retiring in 1994.

“Wally, your passion for life and sense of humor were infectious. Our thanks and love go with you” (Jean, Holly, Pat & Rob )

If you so wish, donations may be made to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre – 960 19 St S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5 or to the St. Michael’s Health Centre – 1400 9th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4V5.

A Celebration of Wally’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB. on Saturday, June 11th, 2016 at 1:30 P.M. with Pastor John Moerman officiating.

We wish to thank the staff of the St. Michael’s Health Centre and the Palliative Care team, Homecare, the Chinook Regional Hospital staff and Emergency department, the Greystokes staff and the staff at the West Highlands Good Sams who provided care for Wally. We would also like to thank all of our good friends and relatives who have provided such wonderful support throughout this difficult time as well as Travis and staff of Cornerstone Funeral Home for their professional care.

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