Magazine article Anglican Journal

Bishop Leaves His Fortune to Foundation: Rober Kenneth Maguire

Magazine article Anglican Journal

Bishop Leaves His Fortune to Foundation: Rober Kenneth Maguire

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Robert Kenneth Maguire, former bishop of Montreal, who died in October, left his entire estate of $3 million to the Anglican Foundation, according to Canon John Erb, executive director of the foundation.

Bishop Maguire, who never married, left no immediate heirs and named Mr. Erb executor of his estate. One of the stipulations in his will was that "retired clergy in the Diocese of Montreal each receive a $100 gift at Christmas" from a trust fund he set up, Mr. Erb said.

"He was witty, warm, very kind and very generous. He had a wonderful ability to preach -- a charming, pleasant man loved by his people," said Mr. Erb.

Bishop Maguire died on Oct. 14 at the age of 77 of pancreatic cancer.

Born in Dublin, Ireland, he was ordained in 1948 and emigrated to Canada in 1949, serving as assistant at the Church of St. James the Apostle in Montreal. He returned to Ireland for several years to serve as rector at St. Patrick's Church in Armagh, Northern Ireland. …

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