September 2, 1922 – October 30, 2011
Joseph Heffernan, age 89, resident of Calgary for sixty-four years, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, October 30, 2011.
Joseph is survived by Marie (nee Reid), his loving wife of sixty-seven years, his children Dwight (Valerie), Cheryl Braunwarth, Barry (Cheryl-Ann), Eva Mills, grandchildren Amber, Crystal and Joey Braunwarth, Christopher and Jay Heffernan, Krista and Shayla Mills, and great-granddaughter Jaden Braunwarth
He was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Eva (nee Charlebois), who raised him on the farm in Grainger, AB.
Joe was a long time member of the Plumbers Local 496. His career spanned forty-six years while in Calgary, Rainbow Lake, Fox Creek and many other Gas Plants. He volunteered at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and during the 1988 Olympics. He adored his antiques, “cranking up” his 1928 Chev and collecting coal stoves. Joe loved appearing as an extra in multiple movies and for four years in the TV series, Lonesome Dove. He enjoyed playing pool and gained the name “Grandpa Shoot the Ball”.
For those wishing to pay their respects, the casket will be open prior to Mass beginning at 11:00 a.m. at ST. JOSEPH’S CATHOLIC CHURCH.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. JOSEPH’S CATHOLIC CHURCH
640–19 Avenue N.W.
Calgary, AB on Saturday, November 5, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Joseph Heffernan, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences