Rea McGuire

A photo of Rea McGuire

Rea McGuire of Thamesville and formerly of Blenheim passed away at Victoria Hospital, London on Thursday May 20, 2021.  Rea was born in Cobalt Ontario, 83 years ago to the late Yvonne & Wilfred Phillion and is survived by her sisters Simone Snowdon and Lucy Chiasson.  She was predeceased by her sister Frances and her brothers Armand, Romeo, Donald, Homer and Maurice.

Rea will be missed greatly by her husband Donald McGuire who she married just nine months ago.  She will be remembered by her daughter Tara Baller (Max) and her sons Randy Tomlinson, Terry Tomlinson and Jeff Eisen.  She was called Grandma by 22 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.  She was a kind and caring person who chose nursing as a career.  She had a smile that lit up a room and she enjoyed making others smile with her quick wit.  She loved to bake and made friends easily wherever she went.  She will be remembered well by her church family at Glad Tidings Community Church in Blenheim.

Cremation has taken place.  A Celebration of Life will be held at Glad Tidings Community Church in the coming weeks and will be announced.  In view of Rea’s love for animals, friends wishing to remember her with a memorial donation are asked to consider Pet & Wildlife Rescue.

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On behalf of the Golden Acres Shuffle Club, our club members extend our sincere condolences to Don and families on Rea's passing. She enjoyed the fellowship and competitiveness in playing shuffleboard at our local club. She will be missed.

Thinking of you with sincere sympathy at this difficult time

So sorry to hear of your wife's passing Don.. Remember me from the OPP on Queen Street 1970. Take care Don

To family and friends. So sorry for your loss.Chatted with cousin Rae many times on messenger. She will be missed.Prayers going to her family.

So sorry for your loss Don Eleanor DeBresser

so sorry to hear about Rea's passing, I will miss playing cards and laughing with her at Bill's place in Rondeau. May she RIP.

Our sincere condolences to you Don and Rea’s family. Rea was such a fun lady . We will miss her at our shuffling group.

Don, Our deepest sympathy to you and to Rea’s family. She was such a lovely lady and we will miss her beautiful smile. We pray that your special memories of Rea will bring you comfort and peace now and in the days ahead.

So sorry for your loss Don. Always enjoyed playing shuffleboard with Rea.

Dear Don So sorry for the loss of Rea. She was such a fun person and you will be missing her immensely. Hard to have closure for these sad times with this darn Covid. Hugs Pat and Grant

To Don and to all of Rea's Family So sorry for your loss. You guys had lots of fun until Rhea's fall. Treasure all those fun memories. We will miss her at the club when we ever get opened again. Thamesville Happy Club

My deepest condolences to Don and the rest of Rea's family and friends. Jeff and I were looking forward to meeting up with you all this summer after Covid restrictions allowed for you and Rea to finally make that honeymoon trip out west to the Rockies. Sadly, it was never to be. Jeff and I will make a trip out to Banff this summer and show Rea our favourite spots, as I know she'll be with us. May the Creator give you all comfort during this difficult time.

I am so grateful to have had some time with Rea in the last year or so. Thank you Don, for taking care of her. Sincerest condolences to you and the family. Jeff

Our sincere condolences to all the families whose lives were touched by my Aunt Rea. She and my Uncle Raymond were both in my parents ( Russell & Dianne Tomlinson) wedding party on August 6, 1960. 25 years later at my parents Silver Anniversary party, Rea sat at the head table once again to share in the dinner celebration and danced to the live band until the wee hours of the morning. Happy times and special memories that will always be remembered. May she Rest In Peace. Bruce & Linda ( nee Tomlinson) Kolpin

Our sincere sympathy to you, Don, and to all Rea’s family. She was a friendly lady with a lovely smile. She will be missed.

Don and family... So sorry to hear of Rea's passing. We always enjoyed shuffling and speaking with Rea. She will be missed. Don and Anne Gammage

So sorry for your loss Don . Rhea was always fun to be with and a bright light to all.She will be missed.

So sorry to hear. Rea was a great friend and lots of fun. So glad we got to know her. Our prayers are with her family. Larry and Margaret Rose Burke

To Rea’s family, Sending my deepest condolences. Rea was a great lady. I used to delivery her groceries to her every Tuesday for many years when Sobeys in Blenheim had the service. Loved seeing her and listening to her every day stories of her life and fun. She will be missed by many who knew her and I’m glad that I got the chance to know her. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Sarah Mifflin

Sincere condolences.🙏 From: Joanne/Bob Gillespie, Nina Rumble Snake

So sorry for your loss Uncle Don.

My most heart felt condolences, Don, and Family, in the loss of Rea. She was such a light in the world, and will be greatly missed. Praying for you all. Rhonda