Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Sunday January 6, 2019
2:00 - 4:00 & 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
After a long and hard-fought battle with cancer, Adriana McGuigan of Blenheim passed away in the early morning of December 31st, 2018. Adriana was born exactly 57 years prior, in 1961, and is the first daughter of Josephine and the late Guy Ceccacci. She was the loving wife of the late Robert McGuigan (1955-2013) and caring mother of Mathew and Guido McGuigan. She is also survived by her sisters, Rita Luis and Margaret Rufo, as well as their children Joel Luis, Andrea Luis, Chris Luis, Angelo Rufo and GianCarlo Rufo.
Adriana is known to many throughout the community for her co-ownership of McGuigan Plant company with her husband Rob. Throughout the business’ 26-year lifespan, Adriana illuminated the community with her vivid and imaginative floral expertise as well her ability to chat off any ear that was willing to listen. She had a very strong and charismatic personality and commanded attention in every interaction she made. Adriana strongly believed that work was never done until it was done right and would constantly inspire those around her to do the same.
In 2012, Adriana was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and began her strenuous battle against cancer. Throughout this tough journey, Adriana kept to her normal routine and refused to give in to the difficulties this vicious disease carried. Even after several treatments of chemotherapy, and many unforeseen complications, Adriana could still be seen around town taking full ownership of her new hair and lifestyle. She will always be remembered for her individuality, strong demeanour and desire to do things her way.
Adriana’s drive and passion has touched the lives of many in, and outside, this community as she was constantly putting the needs of others before her own. In memory of Adriana, and her endless acts of selflessness, donations can be made to the Music Program at the Blenheim Youth Center, The Trillium Foundation and the Princess Margaret Cancer Lodge. These foundations were of great significance to Adriana, whether through providing help or receiving it, and any donations would be greatly appreciated.
A visitation will be held Sunday, January 6th at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home from 2:00pm to 4:00pm and then from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. All of those that wish to pay their respects are welcome.
Trillium Foundation Donation Link: https://trilliumgiving.ca/give-support/give-in-memory/
Princess Margaret Hospital Link: https://www.thepmcf.ca/Ways-to-Give/Donate-Now