May 4, 1931 – January 3, 2010
Edward (Paddy) James Saunders of Calgary passed away after a lengthy illness on Sunday, January 3, 2010 at the age of 78 years.
Paddy was born on May 4, 1931 in Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland. He immigrated to Canada in 1952 where he met and married Joyce Kowal.
Paddy is survived by his loving wife Joyce of fifty-six years; his daughter Elizabeth (Bill); sons Patrick, Ned (Therese), Bill (Tammy), Matthew (Valerie); and daughter Brenda (Sean); eleven grandchildren; one great granddaughter; as well as two sisters Brenda (Frank) Devany, and Mary (Andrew) Dunne. He was predeceased by his father (Isaac), mother (Elizabeth), and sister (Deirdre) in Ireland.
Paddy founded a series of successful commercial paint contracting firms that completed work in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia from the 1970’s to the 1990’s. He had a passion for the game of golf which he instilled in his family.
“We will miss you Paddy!”
A Private Family Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church on Wednesday, January 6, 2010. You may forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com . The family would like to thank Dr. Indira Fridhandler and her staff, the staff at the Tom Baker and Holy Cross Cancer Centers, the palliative care nurses, especially Kris Rushforth and Lana Smid, for their kindness and support. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: (403) 521-3433.
In living memory of Paddy Saunders, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences