With great sadness the family of Patrick Brian McGuinness announce his peaceful passing on December 29th, 2020 at the age of 82 from complications of COPD.
Brian was a long-time resident of Richmond Hill and in recent years split his time between the trailer in Baldwin, ON and Florida. Brian is predeceased by the love of his life Audrey Elizabeth (Betty) McGuinness, his parents John and Gertrude McGuinness, stepmother Bea, his beloved sister Gail, brother-in law Armand and nephew Mike Mainella.
Brian is survived by his four children, Cindy McGuinness Bingham, (John Murrell), Patricia McGuinness Wiemer (Kevin), Kevin (Debbie Olley) Billingham and Kelly Billingham (Marlon) Legare; five grand children, Brittany, Meaghan and Jesse Wiemer; Rodney and Cassy Legare. He will be sorely missed by his niece Angie (Bob) Hardy and her family, nephews Dan and Tim Mainella and in-laws John and Marie Crilly.
We can’t remember Brian without remembering Betty. Brian and Betty met at OPFA where they made many long-time friends. Brian loved his classic MGB and for years they travelled the car show circuit and drove in many a car rally. Brian was an avid amateur photographer, and his photography will provide a beautiful biography of his life. Since retiring, they became seasoned travellers, and got to see much of the world.
Cremation has taken place and at Brian’s request a celebration of life for both Brian and Betty will be held when we can all can join hands, hug and remember all the good times, laughter and joy, they brought us.
In lieu of flowers and to honor his memory we ask that donations be directed to one of the hospital’s that cared for him over the years; Credit Valley Hospital (The Carlo Fidani Regional Cancer Centre), North York General or Humber River Hospital.