Michael McGuinness
Michael McGuinness
Michael McGuinness

Obituary of Michael McGuinness

(James) Michael McGuinness

1950 - 2021

Passed away peacfully on February 8 2021


Born and lived in Calgary Alberta for most of the first 50 years of his life.

He hitchhiked to Quesnel B.C. in 2000.

Michael met and fell in love with Marilyn in 2001.

Michael and Marilyn were married in their home here in Quesnel on April 6, 2007


While still in Calgary, Michael sold real estate.


He later trained to be a Level 3 First Aid attendant then got a job with a tree planting outfit in 2000


In 2004 he worked for and recieved his Tree Falling Ticket and started as a fire fighter, also in 2004


He worked very happily as a tree faller, probably his favorite job, on the Seismic pipeline in Northern Alberta and British Columbia from 2006 until 2019


He really liked fly fishing, working on and using his pickup truck; And did we mention that he truly loved falling trees. He was gifted at this technically challenging, physically demanding and potentially dangerous job. 


Michael told many great stories of the people he had met and things he had done over his 70 years, most of these were true and they all we very entertaining.


"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal."

"Love leaves a Memory no one can steal."



Michael will be deeply missed by:

His Loving Wife                                             Marilyn

Step children                                                David Evans,  Elizabeth (David), Hersey (Nova Scotia)

Poppa to                                                        Olivia & Owen Hersey

Sons                                                              Adam & Jason McGuinness

2 Grandsons                                                  Jordan & Taylor

Sister                                                           Barb Magistad (Calgary)

Brothers                                                       Tom (Pieternella) & John McGuinness (Calgary)

Brother in law                                               Mario Argento

Aunt                                                              Kathleen Betts (California)

Niece & nephew in laws                                 Trudy & Cody Kirkham (Quesnel)


Nieces & nephews                                          Cheryl, Cindy, Neil, Lori (Ed Beerwart)

                                                                      Nina (Dale Kirton), Carly (Nate Beke)

                                                                      Sean ( Amy Tye), Derran (Kelsey Worth), Ryan 

                                                                      Keely & Julie



Good friend and falling partner                     Michael Anderson


Michael was predeceased by:

Mother                                                          Mildred

Father                                                           Rowland

Sister                                                            Joanne Argento

Brother in law                                                Ervin Magistad


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