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.