August 9, 1953– Toronto, ON
May 21, 2014 – Calgary, AB
Louis “Lou” Joseph Kanary beloved husband of Ellie of Calgary, passed away on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at the age of 60 years.
Upon graduation from York University in Toronto 1976, Lou began working at General Foods and continued to work with them for thirty-six years including the change into Kraft Canada. Lou worked in various positions across Canada, which allowed him to meet many people and to make great lifelong friends both within the industry and outside. Lou achieved the role as Western Regional Director of Sales. While he initially began in retail sales, the last eight years of his life were spent in food service which allowed him to meet a whole new group of fellow employees and customers. He really enjoyed food service, as well as all the individuals that he had contact with; often commenting on how he worked with a great group of people, in particular, his admin Maggie.
Lou was known for his great sense of humour, his love of storytelling, and his ability to get along with everyone. He was passionate about golf and spent the first two summers of his retirement packing in as many games of golf as time would allow. Upon retirement, he joined the Calgary South Rotary Club where he was involved in several committees, the one dearest to his heart being the “Stay in School” program.
Lou was one of a kind and will be remembered as a wonderful man with a great sense of humour who loved his family and valued all his many friends. He will live on in our hearts forever.
Besides his loving wife Ellie, Lou is survived by his sons, Mark (Heather), Sean (Jenna), and Ryan (Kaleigh); mother Lillian; sister Anna; and brothers, Steve, Dave, and Ashley and their families. He will be greatly missed by his granddaughter Callie. He was predeceased by his father, Alex.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 and Thursday, May 29, 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Friday, May 30, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, donations in Lou’s memory may be made directly to Rotary Club of Calgary South/Stay in School Program, L1036 9705 Horton Road S.W., Calgary, AB T2V 2X5.
In living memory of Lou Kanary, 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences