McGIVNEY, John Howie
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Peacefully passed away Thursday, May 8, 2014 at the age of 91. Beloved husband of the late June, devoted father of Tim McGivney (Kaarina), Debbie McGivney, Heather Saba (Tom) and Pat McGivney (Laurie), dear grampa of Erica, Chris (Deena), Alex, Kate and proud great-grampa of Paige, Michael, Ethan and Grace. We are blessed to have had such an inspiring role model in our lives. Served in the Canadian airforce as a navigator in WWII. Practised law in Toronto, corporate executive at Chrysler Canada and concluded his career at McTague Clark law firm. Dedicated his life to volunteering in the Windsor community, founding father of the John McGivney Children's Centre, additional contributions through the Rotary Club of Windsor, the Windsor Police Commission, the Windsor Chamber of Commerce, the University of Windsor, St Mark's by-the-Lake Church and Princess Anne School. Many have benefited from his presence. Much loved and appreciated, he will be greatly missed. He has left a wonderful legacy of living life to the fullest by giving to others and enjoying each day. Celebration of Life to be held on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Service at St. Marks by-the-Lake Church, 2:00 p.m. Open house at Beach Grove Golf Club 3:30 - 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the John McGivney Children's Centre, would be appreciated.
Published in The Windsor Star on May 10, 2014