November 07, 1957 – January 30, 2010
John Lally passed away in Calgary on Saturday, January 30, 2010 at the age of 52 years. John was a devoted and proud father to his son Chris and his daughter Erin. He is survived by his wife Paula and his mother Margaret. John was predeceased by his father John Sr. John will be fondly remembered by many relatives and friends, particularly his father-in-law Bill Maskery and his brother-in-law Mike Maskery (Sandra) and his nephew and niece, Josh and Holly.
John was born in Ontario where he worked as a tennis pro to put himself through an undergraduate degree at the University of Ontario. John went on to work at IBM, eventually moving his family to Calgary where he worked with Xerox, SAIT and Axys Environmental, Jacques Whitford, and Stantec. John spent numerous years volunteering for Calgary Minor Hockey and cheering on his two children who shared his love for the sport. He was also an accomplished, self-taught musician; a talent he ensured he passed along to his daughter.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Wednesday, February 3, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Thursday, February 4, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in memory of John to the Cantos Music Foundation at www.cantos.ca
In living memory of John Lally, 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences