Kathleen (Cait) McGLYNN (nee Keely)

Obituary of Kathleen (Cait) McGLYNN (nee Keely)

December 12, 1921 – Dublin, Ireland
December 30, 2020 – Calgary, Alberta

Cait McGlynn, of Calgary, AB, passed away on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, at the age of 99 years.

Cait was born in Dublin, Ireland on December 12, 1921. She married Frank (William) McGlynn in 1949 and immigrated to Canada to join her husband in 1954 where they settled in Toronto. In 1988, Cait and Frank visited the Calgary Olympics where they enjoyed both Calgary and the Rocky Mountains. They enjoyed it so much that, in 1989, they returned to make Calgary their permanent home. Cait was a member of the Catholic Women's League, was an avid crossword enthusiast, and enjoyed hiking with the Second Sixties. Above all, Cait enjoyed caring for her family.

Cait is survived by her daughters, Frances McGlynn of Calgary, AB, Susan (Tony) Ferreira of Kelowna, BC, and Maureen (Terry) Mosher of Calgary, AB; grandchildren, Christopher, Robyn, Caitlin, Meaghan, and Amanda; great-grandchildren, William, Aoife, and Cillian; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins in Ireland, England, Scotland, Canada, Australia and the United States. She will also be dearly missed by her beloved pets, Dougie and Char-lee. She was predeceased by her husband Frank, mother Mary Keely (nee Cowley), father Thomas Keely, brothers, Michael, Thomas, Sean, and Patrick; and sisters, Maureen O'Flaherty (nee Keely), Sheila McCarthy (nee Keely), and Ena Davis (nee Keely).

A Private  Family Service will be held. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed on Cait’s obituary at www.McInnisandHolloway.com. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made on behalf of Cait directly to The Alzheimer Society or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. 

Special thanks to Dr. John S. Haggblad, MD, CCFP. PC, the nurses and caregivers of Unit 71 at RVGH for their loving and compassionate care shown to Cait and family.

In living memory of Cait McGlynn, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, AB T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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