Rev. Richard Magie
April 20, 1945 ~ July 11, 2022 (age 77)
Passed away at the Lennox and Addington County Hospital in Napanee, Rev. Richard Magie of Parham, Ontario, unexpectedly Monday, July 11, 2022, after sudden health complications, and surrounded by loved ones at age 77.
Rick had a lifelong passion for ministry and farming. After starting to serve in active ministry in 1981, and being ordained in the United Church of Canada in 1983, he served over 41 years as a good and faithful servant of the Lord. He obtained his Doctorate of Ministry in 1992, from Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, VA, and went on to specialize in Intentional Interim Ministry, of which he was very proud. Nothing made Rick happier than when his wife, Micheline, finally let him have his farm, and Square Mile Farm was born in 1999. Richard died as he lived, with an incredible sense of humour, and a love of witty puns. He was a kind and loving husband to his wife of 35 years, Rev. Micheline Montreuil, and a doting father to Barbara Tobey (Harvey), Don Magie (Jinhee), Mary-Lou McLean, Jennifer McLean (Adam), and Sarah Magie (James). He is also survived by loving grandchildren, whom he considered his pride and joy: Christopher (Jessica), Anne (JP), Hope, Megan, Andrew, Riley, Kyla, Zachary, Emma, and Muriel; as well as being blessed with four great-grandchildren. His siblings were a big part of his life, and he will be greatly missed by Nancy Venuti, Barbara Smart (Rick), Jim Magie (Eleanor), Bill Magie, Cindy Sorensen (Joe), Lani Rexius, and Steve Magie (Barbara). Richard is predeceased by his father, William Magie, and mother, Muriel Twamley (née Johnston).
The family will receive friends at the Hannah Funeral Home in Tamworth, Ontario, Thursday, 14 July, 2022 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Masonic Service Thursday evening at 8:30 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Friday 15 July, 2022 at 1pm. A private interment will follow at Mountain Grove Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to gather for a reception at Parham United Church for 4pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Mountain Grove United Church, via cheque or through Hannah Funeral Home.