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CONNELLY, Irene Joyce

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.

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  1. Many years ago, as a teenager I knew Irene as “Mrs. Connelly”. She was highly intelligent, spirited, and very compassionate. I’m sure she will be missed dearly by all of you!

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  2. Judy and Daryl Henry

    We have had you all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Judy and Daryl Henry and family ❤️

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  3. It was with profound sadness that we heard of Auntie Irene’s passing. Our deepest condolences to the entire family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Jules, Nan, Jane, Paul & Donna and John Saganski

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  4. To Carolyn and family,
    We were sorry to hear about the loss of your mother, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I enjoyed tremendously my years of working with your mother at St. Augustines,

    Jim and Mary LaDuke

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  5. It was with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Auntie Irene. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time of sadness.

    The Saganski’s
    Jules, Nan, Jane, Paul & Donna and John

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  6. I only knew Irene through our mutual interest in Timms genealogy. She was generous with her time and records. Although we were never able to “prove” that we were indeed 10th cousins, I felt a kinship based on her character. My condolences to the family.

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