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)