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DELANY – Joseph Francis

October 4, 1931 –November 23, 2010

We are deeply saddened by the death of our dear Joe on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 in the 80th year of his life.

Beloved husband of Markie for fifty three years, loving father of Patrick (Barb Smith), Colleen (David Cook) and predeceased by his youngest son Kevin (1993), grandfather to Meghan Delany and Brodie Cook. Brother of Patrick (Geraldine), Ronald (Joan) and predeceased by his sister Colette. Brother in law of Sean O’Callaghan (Anne), Desmond O’Callaghan, Frances Foley and Patricia Toal (Charles). Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins in Ireland and will be dearly missed by his cousin Josephine Seetal (Raghu) and family of Calgary and by his many friends across Canada and Ireland.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Name Catholic Church (2223 – 34th Street S.W.) on Friday, November 26, 2010 at 1:00.p.m Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Family request NO FLOWERS. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 6007 – 1A Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 0G5 Telephone: (403) 255-6108, www.kidney.ca. The family wish to thank Dr. R Quinn and his team, Dr. G. Vitale, the staff of Unit 37 at Foothills Hospital and, Northlands Dialysis unit who treated Joe with compassion and respect.

In living memory of Joe Delany, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200.

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  1. John Foley ,Athletics Association of Ireland. :

    On behalf of The Athletics Association of Ireland, I wish to pass on condolences to Joe’s family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

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  2. Ronnie & Joan Delany :

    Markie, Colleen, Patrick and families, our thoughts and prayers are with you always. May Joe rest in peace. In deepest sympathy. With love Ronnie and Joan.

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  3. Lisa & John Crowe :

    Markie, Patrick, Colleen and families, thinking of you all at this sad time. You are all in our prayers. Lisa, John and family.

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  4. Sarina St Germaine :

    Markie, Colleen and Patrick – I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Joe. He was a wonderful man and I know he will be dearly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  5. Dear Marlie:
    I’ve always had the utmost respect for Joe and his departure from our world leaves a huge vacuum. Although he stuggled valiantly with all of his afflictions, he is finally at rest.
    We will all miss his no nonsense demeanor.
    Best regards
    Bill Moysa

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  6. I worked with Joe in Edmonton and it did not take me long to discover that he was one of nature’s gentlemen who always saw the good side of people no matter what. My sincere condolences.

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  7. Dennis Manning & Margaret McCabe :

    To Markie & Family:
    I was fortunate enough to work with Joe for a while when he was in BMO’s Divisional Office in Edmonton. He was always a sourse of inspiration and good humour and we are saddened by his passing. Our sincerest condolences; our hearts and prayers are with you and the family.
    Dennis & Margaret

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  8. I am saddened to hear of Joe’s passing. I worked with Joe in Edmonton. He would have known me by my previous married name of Sabatier. He was such a good, kind man and he treated me more like a daughter than a co-worker. He always treated me with the utmost respect and always saw the good side of all those he came in contact with. I am sure that all who knew him would say the same. I am sure everyone of you will miss his infectious smile. My heart & prayers are with all of you in this difficult time. God bless.

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  9. Jennie Scully & Family :

    Dear Markie, Coleen, Patrick and families,
    We are thinking of you all at this very sad time; of what a lovely man Uncle Joe was, and of what great memories we all share.
    May he rest in peace.
    With love
    Jennie, Jim, Zoe, James and Amy

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  10. Ronnie & Lynn Delany :

    Markie, Patrick, Colleen and families, Our thoughts are with you all, we have lovely memories of Joe which we will cherish. Ronnie, Lynn & family.

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  11. On behalf of the members of Railway Union Sports Club, I wish to extend their condolences to Joe’s family on his recent death. Joe was a member of the Club, (here in Sandymount Dublin) many years ago and I also understand he was a very talented hockey player. I also knew Joe myself as he was a neighbour of mine on St John’s Road.
    Martin Cowley, Chairman, Railway Union sports Club

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  12. To Markie and Family

    Sorry to her of Joe’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this
    difficult time.

    Marge Sears

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  13. John McHutchison :

    Dear Markie and Family,
    I was saddened to read of Joe’s death today. I remember him as a colleague at Bank of Montreal in Edmonton where he was affectionately known as “The Old Buzzard”. We kept in touch after retirement, mainly on St Patrick’s day and Robbie Burns day, and I will miss his friendly banter.
    My condolences sympathy and prayers are with you all. I will cherish his memory.
    Rest well old friend.
    John McHutchison (BBBJ)

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  14. Dear Marnie and family…Sincere codolences on Joe’s passing. We worked together in the early 80’s at North York Central Branch. Joe was a good man and I extend my deepest sympathy. Frank Fisher

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  15. The Olympic Council of Ireland :

    Pat Hickey, President, Executive Members and Staff of the Olympic Council of Ireland wish to offer their deepest sympathies to Joe’s family. Our thoughts are with you at this time of sorrow.

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  16. Dan Carbery Carlow Ireland :

    I wish to convey my sincere sympathy to the Delany family on Joe’s death. I was a young member of Crusaders Athletic Club Dublin in 1950’s and knew Joe as a brillant long jumper and sprinter. He was so friendly to us youngsters, I shall remember you all in my prayers.

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  17. Sorry to learn of Joe’s passing, our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.

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  18. Anne & Matthew Nolan. Paula & Vincent Carroll, Edmund & Sharon Delany, John & Anne Delany and Gerard & Mary Delany along with their families wish to extend their deepest sympathy to the Delany Family, Calgary on the sad passing of Joseph Delany. You will all be in our prayers.

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  19. Brooke Campbell :

    Markie,
    Please accept our condolences with respect to Joe’s demise. I so enjoyed working with Joe back in Montreal at CIL House branch in the late 60s. Joe kept the office quite sane with his great sense of humour. Harry and Sheila Kerin shared with us this very sad news.
    Brooke and Janet Campbell

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  20. Was saddened to learn of Joe’s death, and send my condolences to his family. I knew him through his sister Colette with whom I worked in Philips. He was a true gentleman. May he rest in peace.

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  21. Helen and Brendan O'Keeffe :

    Markie,
    Our love and sympathy to you and the family. Lots of happy memories of our trip to Victoria with Stan and Margaret and the Kerins.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you,
    Helen and Brendan

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  22. Dear Markie, I send my sincere condolences to you and yours. I am Roy Mulleady’s second of four daughters. When I visit Aunty Una I often ask after you. 53 years of marriage is wonderful to have had and is a testament of what great friends as well as soulmates you must have been. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Regards, Eva x

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  23. My deepest sympathy to all of Joe’s family and friends, on the passing of a great sporting friend who, through his own achievements , helped me and many others , to understand the values of the sport we loved ,…from Club athletics to Olympic Championships. May you rest in Peace. Maeve Kyle (former Crusaders AC athlete)

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  24. Michael T Delany :

    To the Delany Family in Calgary.

    Michael and Kathryn Delany and family of Gaulstwon House Dunshaughlin offer you our deepest sympathy on behalf of all the family here on the passing of Joe. We will remember you all in our thoughts and prayers. Michael’s late father, Keven Delany, would have been a second cousin of Joe.

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  25. Cathy and Earl Hansford :

    Dear Markie and family:
    When I think of Joe, I think of the perfect picture of an Irish Man… wearing the ‘green’…twinkling eyes, mischievous smile and ready to ‘ding’ the unwary (all in good humor, of course, as he was too kind for it to be otherwise). We do not meet many friends like Joe in a lifetime and he leaves a big space….Love and stuff…Cathy and Earl Hansford

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  26. Suzanne Handley :

    Dear Markie, Colleen & Dave & Brodie, Patrick & Barb,

    Our love and support is with you all today and always. I have wonderful memories of holidays with you and Joe in Candada and Dublin. Joe was a very special man. He treated me like a daughter at a time when I needed advise and support, I will miss him. Love always Suzanne, Paul, Rachel, Jessica and Lauren X

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  27. Stephen Foley :

    Markie, Patrick and Colleen,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. As Suzanne has already said we have great memories of the holidays we spent together. Love to you all. Stephen, Orla, Megan and Rebecca.

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  28. Dear Markie & Family;
    In our younger days when working together I often felt Joe [being a “bit” older and senior in rank] was “looking after me” [ a big job].I have fond memories of and value his friendship.

    I hope you are well and coping without him.

    Denis

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