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Derek Paul Maguire (died 17 February 2005)

Derek Paul Maguire, beloved husband of Dr Nancy Maguire, passed away on Thursday 17 February 2005 at the age of 83.

Derek was born on 13 June 1921 in Derry, Northern Ireland and was raised in England.  He fought in the Burma Campaign with the Bombay Grenadiers in World War II attaining the rank of Captain and being Mentioned in Dispatches. 

He attained his law degree at Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland and was called to the Bar in London, England in 1949.  He then qualified as a solicitor in his own time and practiced law in England for 5 years. 

He married Nancy in 1950 and they immigrated to Calgary in 1957 where he practiced as a litigation lawyer until 1991.  An avid reader and chess player, Derek’s interests involved Toastmasters, Profile and the Last Post Fund.  He also enjoyed hiking, canoeing, sailing, cross country skiing, camping and swimming.  Derek was a father to Brian (Sharon), Michael, Elizabeth (David), and Clare; and grandfather to Megan, Jamie, Kevin, Alan and Laura.  Derek was predeceased by daughter Pat in 2001.



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