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O’HANLON, Ellen Teresa “Tess”

August 21, 1925 – February 14, 2013

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Tess, who went peacefully to the Lord on Thursday, February 14, 2013, surrounded by her beloved family.

A long-time resident of Calgary, she will be greatly missed by the Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church Community of which she was an active member.

Tess is survived by her sisters Nancy and Bunny; and her children, Mike (Sandi), Kathy (Dave Stirling), Tim (Alanna), Tom, and KC (Carol). Her memory will be deeply cherished by her twelve grandchildren and by her twelve (and a half) great-grandchildren, as well as countless other members of her close extended family. She was predeceased by her daughter Paddy; her husband Peter; and her siblings, Mary, Joan, Monica, Chuck, and Mike.

A visitation will be held at Andrews Community Funeral Centre in Brampton, ON on Thursday, February 21, 2013 with a funeral service at St. John Fisher Parish on Friday, February 22, 2013. A celebration of Tess’ life will take place at the Brampton Irish Centre immediately following the service. A private burial will be held for immediate family at a later date. For visitation and funeral times please contact Andrews Community Funeral Centre at 1-905-456-8190. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email The family would like to say a special thanks to the doctors and nurses of Unit 53 at the Peter Lougheed Hospital.

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In living memory of Tess O’Hanlon, 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.

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  1. Kevin and Tara Stirling :

    We love you and miss you Nana

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  2. Darlene and Robert Mulligan and family :

    Dear Mike, Sandi and family,

    May it be of some comfort to know that the love and support of your friends are with you through this difficult time. May God bless you all with a lifetime of memories to hold in your hearts.

    Xoxo. Darlene and Bob

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  3. Eugenia, Kristi-Mari and Stefan. :

    Dear Family of Tess,

    Please, except our condolences during this sorrowful time. We enjoyed Tess’s Presence and sharing with her gift of singing at 10:45am St. Patrick’s choir. She was always joyful and greatful in serving Our Lord through music. We will miss her.

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  4. Shawn and David Cox :

    To all of Nanna Tess’s family, it was a priviledge and honor to know Tess and she will be missed. Safe journey and keep dancing Tess, till we meet again.

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  5. Willy and Debbie McCaffrey :

    To the family of sweet Tess,
    We send our deepest sympathies on the loss of this very special woman. She was a much loved member of our parish family here at St. Patrick’s in Calgary and her gentle spirit is greatly missed, especially by all of us in the 10:45 choir. May she be eternally embraced by the God she served so beautifully in song. We will remember her always.

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  6. Debbie Taylor :

    My sincere condolences to Tess’s family. She was an adorable woman who spoke lovingly of you all. A visit to any one of you was always a highlight for Tess. It was a great privilege to have spent nearly 20 years with her in our music ministry at St. Patrick’s. Rest in peace Miss Tess.

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