Claire Elizabeth McGuire

December 10, 1933April 30, 2021

MCGUIRE, Claire Elizabeth, RN (nee Johnston) - Peacefully at the Sault Area Hospital on Friday, April 30, 2021, at the age of 87.

Beloved wife of the late Philip McGuire. Loving mother of Kevin (Enloe “Sean” Wilson), late Patrick, and late Shawn. Dear sister of Margaret Elliott (late Ken), late Nita Romyn (late John), and late John Johnston.

Upon graduating from Sudbury General Hospital’s Marymount School of Nursing in 1956, Claire began a long and distinguished nursing career at the Sault General Hospital in Obstetrics and Long Term Care. Her faith, family, and friends carried her through many challenging times, and she was blessed with a life overflowing with love. She cherished the knitting and scrapbooking groups from the Sault Senior Citizens’ Drop-In Centre, her swim gang, her fellow retired nurses, her church community, a wide extended family, and countless friends – her “adopted family.” The list is all too long to mention, but if you knew Claire, you are on the list.

Claire’s family thanks the Sault Area Hospital doctors, nurses, rehabilitation team, and staff for their incredible care and compassion.

Due to COVID restrictions, a private family service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 6, 2021, at the Arthur Funeral Home – Barton & Kiteley Chapel (492 Wellington St. E., Sault Ste. Marie; 705-759-2522). Rev. Hamish Currie officiating. Inurnment will take place at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Friends are invited to view the service online at Select Claire’s name to view the service. It will be available for up to 90 days. In lieu of flowers, the family would greatly appreciate memorial donations payable by cheque or made online to the Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance (, the Daily TV Mass (, the Sault Area Hospital (, or the charity of your choice. Please visit the Arthur Funeral Home website obituaries to leave memories and condolences as a keepsake for the family.


  • Private Funeral Service

    Thursday, May 6, 2021



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Nora Murrant

May 5, 2021

Kevin, I am so sorry to hear that your Mom has passed away. She was a really lovely lady. I will always remember meeting you at ICAO and finding out that she lived with my family when I was about 5 years old while she was a student nurse (we lived very close to the old Sault hospitals). And my parents attended her wedding to your Dad! I really enjoyed meeting her (again) when she visited in Toronto. My Dad Bill sends his condolences to you as well.

Stay well and cherish your loving memories. Nora

Judy Williams

May 4, 2021

I had the privilege of working with Claire at the General Hospital. It was always nice to have a chat when I would bump into her.
Sincere condolences to her family. Claire was a kind, caring nurse and a lovely person. Rip

Lorene Schafer

May 4, 2021

Our Dear Friend Claire
She will live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved her. She was one of a kind -beautiful inside and out. So gracious and kind.
Our heartfelt sympathy Kevin and Sean.
She will never be forgotten.
Toots and Dennis Schafer

Marg Lauzon

May 4, 2021

My deepest sympathies. Your mom was a wonderful friend. She had such a joy for life and liked to share it with everyone she met. She had a positive impact on all the lives she touched. She will be missed but i’m sure God had an important job that only she could do.

May you find peace in your memories of her,
Marg Lauzon

Frank Sorochinsky

May 4, 2021

Our thoughts are with you Kevin. Your mom was a close friend of my late mom Carmel and our entire family.
We will always remember Claire's thoughtfulness and friendship.

allan weatherall

May 4, 2021

On behalf of everyone associated with the Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance, thank you so much for choosing to invite friends and relatives to make In Memoriam gifts to us. That was so nice of you to suggest this to her colleagues.

Congenital heart disease is the #1 birth defect and affects 1/100 babies in some way. Donations received by the CCHA will help those born with CHD.

Thank you for thinking of others at this time.

Sault Area Hospital Foundation

May 4, 2021

Dear Kevin,

We are saddened to hear of the loss of Claire and send our sincere sympathies to your family. May the memories you shared offer comfort in the days ahead.

Thank you for choosing to honour Claire’s memory by asking friends and family to make gifts to Sault Area Hospital Foundation.

With our deepest condolences,

Sault Area Hospital Foundation Staff – Teresa, Melissa, Christie, Logan, Tasha, Megan, Dionne, Lee and Paige

Judy Scott

May 3, 2021

Fond memories of meeting at the Holiday Inn Pool & our Aquabics class
Always enjoyed our chats when we bumped into each other when Claire was on her way to Seniors Drop In Centre & we were downtown for a walk
Her spirit & independence were inspiring

Judy Scott & Mario Roy

Brady Irwin

May 3, 2021

Kevin - so sorry for the loss of your mother. Had many nice chats with her over the years.

Jim Heise

May 3, 2021

Thinking of you Kevin during this time. I was glad to get to know your Mom a bit through Danny and yourself over the last few years. ❤