Harry (Mickey) McGuire and I were married December 8, 1947. We had 57 years together, and raised three fine sons. He passed away December 1st, 2004.

My husband was an artist, with an incredible natural talent.

I’ve been alone for seven years. Sometimes it feels like an eternity! Other times it seems like yesterday. Memories crowd in today.



12 thoughts on “Remembering…

  1. What a beautiful couple! Married to an artist. How interesting. I’d love to hear more. Blessings to you, Noni…

  2. Thinking of you on this anniversary day, Auntie Norma. That’s a wonderful photo of both of you. Uncle Harry was, indeed, an incredible artist, but I know he was so much more, especially to you. I recall a paragraph in the “Portrait of an Artist” that was published about him a few years ago:

    “He accomplished many things in his lifetime as an artist, but no single achievement really illuminated who he was as a man — as a son, brother, friend, husband and father. The enigma that was Harry McGuire is difficult to explain to anyone who did not know him well. Those who encountered him as a versatile artist mightn’t have known him in his role as a risk-taking midget racecar driver, or harmonica-playing family man, a daredevil member of the Greater Vancouver Motorcycle Club, elusive sparring partner in the boxing ring, or as Secum Lesqualwon, Honourary Chief of the Squamish Indian Band. But he was all of these.”

  3. To Carol Ann, and Heather… thank you for your comments and support. I really appreciate your visits and comments.
    To Carol J. Garvin, my beloved niece… you have brought tears once again, as you really do know who Harry McGuire was. Thank you for this. I love you dearly Carol.

  4. Auntie Norma, I have the four drawings Uncle Harry did of the four of us kids all those years ago. I treasure them. Bless you today….and every day.

  5. Heather (glad you put your last name as I now have 3 Heathers to sort out! Thank you for your comment, and I wish I could have a closer connection to you, as well as your sister. Those sketches were done quite a few years ago!

  6. This is a beautiful and well matched couple — bright promise which was obviously fulfilled in the years you had together. Thank you for sharing the picture and the poignancy of the day with us. I can well understand. Were he still living, one of my gandsons would have been twenty today. Birthdays are sometimes quite difficult.

  7. Judith I’m sorry to learn about your grandson, That must be very difficult for you. Thank you for taking the time to visit me and for your comment. It is much appreciated.

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