The Most Rev. Paul J. O’Byrne of Calgary passed away at the Beverly Centre on Thursday, September 2, 2004 at the age of 81 years.
He was born on December 12, 1922 and ordained on February 21, 1948. Bishop Paul J. O’Byrne served the Diocese of Calgary as Bishop from August 22, 1968 until his retirement and was named Bishop Emeritus of Calgary on January 16, 1998. He previously served as priest at St. John’s (1948-1950), St. Patrick’s in Medicine Hat (1950-1954), Pastor of St. Edmunds (Christ the King) in Medicine Hat (1954-1961), St. Mary’s in Banff (1961-1967) and at St. Joseph’s in Calgary (1967-1968). He was Administrator of Diocese after Bishop Klein’s death.
Bishop O’Byrne is survived by two sisters and a brother-in-law, Mary McLean of California and Margaret and Bill Haun of Sydney, BC; a sister-in-law Patricia O’Byrne; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his older brothers, Rev. Patrick O’Byrne in 1996 and Daniel O’Byrne in 1995.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at St. Mary’s Cathedral (219 – 18th Avenue S.W.) on Tuesday, September 7, 2004 at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be concelebrated at St. Mary’s Cathedral (219 – 18th Avenue S.W.) on Wednesday, September 8, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. with The Most Rev. Frederick B. Henry, D.D. principal celebrant. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of The Most Rev. Paul O’Byrne, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W., CALGARY, TELEPHONE: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences