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Connelly, Thomas (Tom)

Thomas (Tom) Connelly, beloved husband of Irene Connelly of Calgary, passed away on Friday, December 5, 2008 at the age of 86 years. Tom was the eldest of five, born into a devout Scottish Catholic family of coal miners in Drumheller, AB in 1922. His future was shaped by a childhood during the Great Depression and the service of his country during the Second World War. One of Tom’s great passions was reading about the history of war and conflict, especially “the Irish troubles”. After the war, Tom graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and embarked upon a successful career that spanned thirty-nine years, but most importantly served to introduce him to his future wife Irene (nee Timms). Tom and Irene were married in 1952 and enjoyed fifty-six years together, mostly in Calgary, where they were founding members of St. Gerard’s Catholic Church and raised a family of four successful children who would eventually provide them with the nine grandchildren whose activities consumed Tom’s retirement years. Tom is survived by Irene, their children and grandchildren, Tim and Michele Connelly (Danielle and Peter), Cathy Connelly (Megan and Carson Ferguson), Dan and Marnie Connelly (Tom, Joe and Greg), Carolyn and Carl Chala (Paul and Marcus) and by his sister and brother-in-law Nan and Jules Saganski and many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Friday, December 12, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Gerard’s Catholic Church (8944 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Saturday, December 13, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow atEden Brook Memorial Gardens (Lower Springbank Road and 17th Avenue S.W.). Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.comIn living memory of Tom Connelly, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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