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Alexander Charles McGuiggan, 20, born Jan. 14, 1989, died unexpectedly on Feb. 22, 2009 in Boulder, CO while a student at the University of Colorado. A graduate of New Trier High School (Class of 2007), Alex cherished his poetry, his music and "his" mountains. A loyal friend, Alex was known for his gentle kindness, perceptiveness, and deep empathy and sense of fairness. A devoted son and brother, he closed even simple text messages with a "Love you". Alex's untimely death leaves a gaping hole in the hearts of his parents, Michael McGuiggan and Jill Fischer; and his sister, Lauren McGuiggan of Winnetka, IL. He will also be deeply

missed by his paternal grandparents, Dr. Charles and Dorothy McGuiggan, of Spicer, MN (formerly Marshall, MN) and Mesa, AZ; six aunts and six uncles; and 14 cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Earl and Jean Fischer of Bloomington, MN. Visitation Friday, Feb. 27, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Donnellan Family Funeral Home, 10045 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28 at Christ Church, Winnetka (Church on the Hill), 784 Sheridan Road, (at Humbodlt Ave.) Winnetka, with a lunch reception to follow. Instead of flowers, please consider a donation to Relay for Life (New Trier High School chapter) in Alex's memory. Go to the website at http://www.relayforlife.org/relay/ and select "New Trier Event". Please email your favorite memories and photos of Alex to jill.fischer@yahoo.com. Info:

847-675-1990; www.donnellanfuneral.com



Published in Chicago Tribune on Feb. 26, 2009
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