Gladys McGuire

Obituary of Gladys Joan McGuire

MCGUIRE, Gladys Joan (nee Escott)

September 25, 1937 -  July 21, 2023

Passed away peacefully at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance at 85 years of age on July 21, 2023. Predeceased by loving husband of 63 years, Charles McGuire (2022). Survived by children Bob, Karen (Les). Predeceased by son Kenny (1984); Grandma to Michelle (Andrew), Gary, Kellie (Andrew), Thomas, David (Anneliese). Great Grandma to Ainslea, Emerson, Wyatt, Colton and Rory. Aunt Glady to many nieces and nephews.

Gladys was the daughter of the late George and Florence Escott (nee Chapman) of Tilbury and was predeceased by 6 brothers and sisters-in-law – William (Florence) George (Irene), Terry (Olive), Roy (Pauline), Donald and Duncan (Margaret) Escott.

Gladys cared deeply for her family and enjoyed having her family home whenever possible. Gladys maintained a very full social life throughout the years. She enjoyed golfing, bowling, playing cards, and was a longtime member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Stoney Point Lioness. Gladys also spent many years involved in local politics in Tilbury North Township. Gladys had a passion for golfing and was a member at the Tilbury Golf Club, where she was able to claim a Hole in One. She also achieved club champion status for the Ladies 18 hole league. Later in life Gladys became a real estate agent and worked in a local real estate office until she retired.

Although Gladys’ time at the Hudson Manor was short she enjoyed making new friends and participating in all activities at her new home.

A celebration of Gladys' life will take place on Saturday, August 12, 2023. Friends and family will be received between 1-4 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Tilbury, Ontario. Lunch will be served at 1:00pm.

In lieu of flowers donations to the Chatham Kent Health Alliance in Gladys’ memory would be welcome.  Donate to CKHA Foundation (

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