Proposal to name future Stittsville South park after Howard Maguire

(via City of Ottawa)

Howard Maguire
Howard Maguire

In recognition of Howard A. Maguire’s demonstrated excellence, courage and exceptional service, the City of Ottawa has been asked to name a future park at 560 Parade Drive, within the new residential development at 1921 Stittsville Main Street, “Howard A. Maguire Park”.

A summary of the proposal, submitted by Councillor Shad Qadri, is provided below:

Howard A. Maguire was a resident of Stittsville for over 60 years. During this time, he served the community as a firefighter for 33 years. In 1967, Howard was named the volunteer fire chief of the Goulbourn-Stittsvile Fire Department and in 1972, he became the first full-time fire chief in Goulbourn Township. In 1985, he was the recipient of the Ontario Fire Services “Long Service Medal” and in 1987, he received the “Exemplary Service Medal” in recognition of his 30 years of service.

Howard founded the Stittsville News as a monthly local paper, with the first edition being printed on December 12, 1957. This newspaper has since become a strongly established weekly community publication.

In addition to the above, Howard and his wife Molly were members of the Stittsville United Church where Howard served on the church’s board of trustees and taught Sunday School for 13 years.

In their later years, Howard and Molly moved to a property on Flewellyn Road. Some of their land is now planned for development, which includes this proposed park.

If you would like to submit comments regarding this proposal or obtain further information, please contact:

Diane Blais
City Clerk and Solicitor Department
Ottawa City Hall
110 Laurier Ave. W.
Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1
Tel: 613-580-2424, extension 28091
Fax: 613-580-9609
E-mail: namingottawa@ottawa.ca

Comments on this proposal must be received no later than March 11, 2016.

(Editor’s note: Maguire passed away in November 2014.)


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