Adriana McGuigan

A photo of Adriana McGuigan

Visitation:

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

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I’m so sorry to hear this sad news. My mom and I met Adriana at the Lodge in Toronto. Even tho she was battling this terrible disease she always found time to laugh and spend time with her Lodge buddies. She will always have a special place in our hearts. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

To the McGuigan Family What a shock! We are so sorry to hear of Adriana’s passing. What a wonderful lady she was! So very very strong after Rob was killed. We think of them often as we pass the greenhouse and the house. Just a week or so we wondered how she was doing! You boys can be very proud of your Mom and Dad taken from you way to soon! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families at this very sad time! God bless!

Sending our deepest condolences to the McGuigan family. Adriana was a kind, generous, thoughtful neighbour. Her laughter and kindness will be greatly missed. Sending lots of love to Mat and Guy. The Gardiner’s Casey and Beverley (Brush)

Our deepest condolences and sympathies go out to you on the loss of your vivacious, caring and compassionate mom, sister and daughter. May the memories she leaves behind give you some comfort at this painful time..Uncle Remi & Aunt Ramona, Verhoeven ,Terri & Michael, Reid , Tracy Mann , Jeff Verhoeven

Mathew, Guido and family we are so very sorry to hear about the loss of Adriana. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Andrew & Tracey Lawrence

We are so sorry for your loss. I know words cannot express what you are feeling at this time. Just know that our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Guido, Mathew & Family With heavy hearts we extend our deepest sincere sympathies. We have very fond memories of Adriana, her kind sprit and love will always shine. May peace be with you all.

Matthew, Guido and family - we are sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Ron, Sandra & Jillian Fysh

Josephine & Family Please accept our heartfelt sympathies on the loss of Adriana. Keeping you in our prayers and wishing you peace. I know there is a special place in Heaven for Adriana with all of our Loved Ones. With Much Love, Mary Lou & Chet

Mathew Guido & family So very sorry to hear of your moms passing. Thoughts & prayers Jeff & Margie

To all those who loved her and especially her sons, sisters and mom please accept our deepest sympathy. Gone too soon ! So sad to have to say that again. May your wonderful memories comfort you.

To Matt (and Erin) and Guido, So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Please know that our thoughts are with you. Jane, Rob, Rachael, Maggie and Anna Ryan

I am very sorry to hear of Adriana’s passing. Her smile and positive energy will be fondly remembered.

Very sad to hear of Adriana’s passing. Our deepest condolences to the family. You are in our prayers.

Very sad to hear of Adriana’s passing. Our deepest condolences to the family. You are in our prayers.

Our sincerest condolences to the McGuigan family.

To Josie and family Nettie and I are sorry to hear of Adriana's passing. We have really missed her and Robert's advise when planting our yard every Spring. They were a blessing in our community. You all are in our prayers that God will give you the peace and comfort only He can give. Nettie and Danny

Matt & Guido our heart felt condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Our deepest and heartfelt condolences go out to Adriana's sons, sisters and especially her Mother Josephine. Adriana showed determination and had the fight to fight her battles. Unfortunately this time her body spoke and was tired. She is no longer in pain and now reunited with 2 of her favourite men, her Father and Husband. You make your sons very proud Adriana, and I assure they will both follow their parent's guidance. We will always remember her smile, beauty and laugh. Rest in peace my beautiful friend. Sincerely, Mike and Cindy Bokor xo

Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. I am so sorry for your loss.

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Adriana. She was a fantastic individual who will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Our condolences in this time of grief. To the McGuigan family, remember Adriana for the great person she was and all of the amazing memories you have of her. Cherish them forever! God Bless.

My deepest sympathies in the loss of Adrianna. She was such an amazing lady..

Rita, Paul and family. It is with great sadness that I send my condolences to you at this such difficult time. Keep the memories alive to help remember what a terrific woman Adriana was.

My wife and I wish to extent of sincere condolences to the entire McGuigan family, To Alan and to Pat, who I used to work with and to Rita, and family. May you always have her in your hearts.

Joel and family, I am so sorry to hear of your aunt’s passing. I know there are no words that can really provide comfort at a time when it’s impossible to understand why someone so loved has been lost. All I can say is I am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. May the beautiful memories you all created, along with your dad and uncle, give you joy, laughter, and the strength you need to endure this trying time. They will always be with you.

Our condolences to Rita and her family over this terrible loss. Know. You are in our thoughts

Adriana, one of the kindest people I have ever met! Please accept our sincere condolences. Thinking of you and your families at this difficult time. Carol, Megan, Nicole, Clint and Alan Dorssers

Josie and family, so sorry to hear of Adrianna's passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Roy and Cyndy Janssen.

Mark and I are shocked and saddened to hear of Adrianas' passing ! Our sincere condolences to all of You !

Not an Easter, Spring or Fall would go by that we didn't see Adriana's smiling, charismatic face in the greenhouse, and losing Rob and then giving up the business in later years was just heartbreaking to see. Please know she was loved by all xoxo

Mathew, Guido, Josee, Rita, Margaret and families, Sincere condolences to the family in the passing of Adriana. Share the many happy memories of Adriana as it will bring you comfort in the difficult days ahead. Sincerely, Peter & Linda

I am so sorry to hear this, Adriana was such a wonderful lady and such a big part of Blenheim. Sending healing thoughts & strength to her whole family.

Blessings and prayers to Josie, Mathew and Guido, Rita and Margaret, and Rob's family too. Adriana will be so missed. She was a lovely lady . Thinking of all of you.....Anne and Don Gammage

We wish to send our condolences to all the Family.

I am sorry to hear about Adriana’s passing. I went through elementary school with some of the McGuigan boys and got to meet her a few times over he years. She was a lovely person, and a light in our community. Sending my sincerest condolences, love and strength to her family and friends during this difficult time.

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with your family in this time of sorrow .

Adriana and Rob were such amazing people and always a pleasure to talk to. I am completely speechless at this point. My deepest condolences to their family. May they rest together in peace forever.

Oh my! My sincere condolences to the family. I worked for and with Adriana and Rob and it was wonderful. R.I.P. Adriana.

This is incredibly devastating, I am so sorry for your loss Guido. I hope you find the strength to live out a life from here on that your mother and father would be proud of.

I am SO sad to hear this. My heart goes out to the McGuigan and Ceccacci families. Sending heartfelt condolences and keeping Adriana's loved ones in my prayers.

Josephine, Rita and Margeret and families. Thinking of you all, may you know God's peace. Kathy, John and Jack Noble

Our thoughts and prayers are with all the McGuigan and Ceccacci families at this time .

It is profound sadness that I write to you, Matt and Guido, to express my deep condolences for the loss of your mother. For Years Adriana and Robert were my garden people - over the last 3 years your mom was instrumental in creating and sustaining a music program for Youth at the Blenheim Youth Centre. Although she battled with her health over the last couple of years she dedicated herself to making a difference in our community by becoming a director on our Board. We will miss her dedication , gentle approach and her unwavering smile. We will not forget the difference she has made in our world. Penny Wilton

Mathew and Guido There’s a special place in all of our hearts for our mothers, just like there’s a special place in every mother’s heart for her children. Continue to carry her memory in that special place in your heart. I am sincerely sorry for the loss of your mom.

May fond memories of you mom bring you comfort during this hard time in your life. Remembering her wonderful and gentle soul will forever remain in our hearts. I am honored and blessed to have known your mom, my most heartfelt condolences to both of you, Mathew and Guido and to the extended families, at this difficult time.

Josie and Family Thinking of you with prayers and caring.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mc Guigan and Ceccacci families.

To the McGuigan and Ceccacci families, Our hearts are breaking for you all. May God grant you peace, and may your happy memories bring you comfort now and in the days ahead. With sincere sympathy, Myra & Don Pettit and Shayna Taylor

Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your mom. Please know you're in our thoughts.

Sincere condolences to Josie and family Carrie from Blenheim Decorating

So sorry for your loss Matt and Guido and family. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Steven and Leanne Crawford

My sincere sympathy to all the family. Adrianna was a special person and will be fondly remembered.