April 28, 1929 – Calgary, Alberta
April 17, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta
Irene Connelly of Calgary, AB, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, just prior to her 90th birthday.
Irene was predeceased by her husband of fifty-six years, Tom in 2008. Irene was the only child of Harry and Mary Timms. She was born and lived her entire life in Calgary. With Tom, Irene raised four close-knit children who provided them with nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Irene and Tom are survived by their children, Tim and Michele Connelly, Cathy Connelly, Dan and Marnie Connelly, and Carolyn and Carl Chala; their grandchildren, Danielle and Jeff Glenn (Alia and William), Peter and Jacqui Connelly, Megan and Tyler Cowan, Carson Ferguson, Tom Connelly and Paula Buckley, Joe Connelly and Stefani Wesley, Greg Connelly, Paul Chala and Marcus Chala.
As a young mother Irene enjoyed being a Girl Guide leader, camping, canoeing and cross-country skiing with her family. After her children were grown, Irene went back to work as a school secretary with the Calgary Catholic School Board where she worked for fifteen years. Later in life Irene became enthralled by researching her family history. This took her and Tom on many European adventures doing research. In retirement, reading and time with family kept Irene busy.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, AB) on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. Condolences may be forwarded through www.McInnisandHolloway.com.
The family would like to express their gratitude and extends special thanks to the caring and attentive staff in the Chaparral unit at AgeCare Midnapore.
In living memory of Irene Connelly, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, AB, T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences