Donald G. Alguire 05/05/2012

Donald G. AlguireDONALD G. ALGUIRE
Donald G. Alguire, 84, of DeKalb Junction, died, May 5, 2012, at the Canton Potsdam Hospital. Calling hours will be Tuesday, May 8th, 1 – 3 and 5 -7 PM at the funeral home. The funeral service will be May 9th, 1:00 PM, at the United Church of Richville, Pastor Karen Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Richville. Donald is survived by his wife, Barbara E., sons, William D. Alguire, DeKalb Junction, Brent J. (Erin) Alguire, Canton, a daughter Sherry J. (John) Burke of Harrisville, a brother, Kenneth (Lois) Alguire, DeKalb Junction, grandchildren, Emily (Derek) LaPoint, Russell, Ryan Hamilton (fiancé Ellie Zieser), Chatfield, MN, great granddaughter, Peyton LaPoint, Russell, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Harold, Maurice, Clarence and Lyle Alguire, sisters, Hazel LaRue, Helen Conger, Joyce Weaver and Mary Lou Alguire. He was born April 16, 1928 in the Town of DeKalb, the son of Harry and Annabelle Thompson Alguire. He married Barbara E. Jennings, October 26, 1947 at the Jennings family home with the Reverend E.J.W. Burston officiating. He and his wife bought the Jennings Family Farm which they farmed until he retired and then he was a custodian at Hermon DeKalb Central School. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren and playing with his great granddaughter. He was a good person and loved being outdoors. Contributions can be made to the United Church of Richville and the DeKalb Junction Volunteer Fire Department.

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  1. There could not be a kinder, more gentle soul than Don Alguire. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family. We’re sure you will always treasure the many great memories he has left for you to keep….

    Dave & Geri Howard

  2. There could not be a kinder, more gentle soul than Don Alguire. We’re sure that the many great memories will sustain the family for years to come…

    Our sincere condolences,

    Dave & Geri Howard

  3. I was sorry to hear the news. Don and you Barb were should great friends with my parents. I miss them and when I think of them I often think of you.. I work in Albany and will not be able to attend the services.

  4. Dear Bobbie & family. I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. We also lost a great man on Sat. My daughter Shelley’s husband Rick died of cancer. Sympathy and love from my entire family. Sharon

  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Barb and with your family. Our sincere sympathy for your loss. Your Brothers and Sisters of Richville Chapter #291

  6. Our heartfelt thoughts of sympathy are with you at this difficult time.

  7. I was a nursing student with Sherry, and want to express my condolences to all of you. I am so sorry for your loss.

  8. Sherry and family, please accept my condolences on the passing of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during these trying time. Tom Wilson, SLPC School of Nursing, Class of 1980

  9. Dear Barb,Sherry and all the family,
    We were very sorry to read of Don’s passing. Our sympathy and prayers are with you at this time. Norb and Dorothy Hall

  10. Sherry & your family,
    My most sincere condolences to you and your family at the passing of your father. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  11. Dear Sherry and Family
    Please accept my deepest sympathy at the passing of your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Emily McGill Harkins

  12. Dear Sherry and your family,

    My thoughts and prayers go out to you. I hope you find some comfort in the friends and family who support you and remember what a wonderful man Mr. Alguire was, and the difference he made in this world.

    My condolences,

    Ray Scollin (SLPC Nursing 1980)

  13. To my very dear friend Bill: Please remember how much your father loved and respected you. Take comfort knowing he is now with the angels. Also, use the following passage to help guide you through this most difficult time.
    ‘I am leaving you with a gift: peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give isn’t fragile like the peace the world gives.. So don’t be troubled or afraid. Remember what I told you: I am going away, but I will come back to you again. If you really love me, you will be very happy for me, for now I can go to the Father, who is greater than I am.. I have told you these things before they happen so that when they do, you will believe in me.’

  14. Dear Bobbi and Family,
    We are still in shock to learn of Don’s passing. We knew nothing about it until the Family Reunion. Our memories of you, Don and your parents taking my sister and me in during summer breaks as children are precious memories to both Janet and myself. No sweeter or more gentle man has ever walked the earth as Donald Alquire. May your many years of love and togetherness give you peace and comfort… God’s speed,
    Doris, Charlie & Family NC

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