Joseph Thomas

Obituary of Joseph Thomas

December 17, 1930 - Pravithanam, Kerala, India

June 3, 2022 - Calgary, Alberta


Joseph Poovathumkal Thomas, passed away peacefully in Calgary, AB, on Friday, June 3, 2022 at the age of 91 years.


Joseph is fondly remembered for his dedication to his family, community, and faith. Born in Kerala, India, he moved to Chicago and then Montreal to complete his university studies and settled in Montreal, QC, where he lived for over 50 years with his wife, Mary Labombard, before moving to Calgary, AB, to be close to their daughter.


Joseph is survived by his daughter Mary Ann; son-in-law David Yiptong; and grandchildren, Claire and Sonia. He is also survived by his sister Mary Augustine; brother-in-law P.S. Augusthy of Kerala, India; and leaves behind many nieces and nephews.


Joseph is predeceased by his wife Mary; his parents, Kurian Poovathumkal and Rosa Kunneth; his sisters, Annamma and Theresiamma; as well as his brothers, Cherian, Michael and Sebastian.


We want to thank the health care team at St. Marguerite Manor. A private family service will be held at a future date. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Covenant Foundation, 3C60, 11111 Jasper Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5K 0L4 Telephone: (866) 342-8126, or the charity of your choice. Arrangements were entrusted to McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes.


In living memory of Joseph Thomas, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle NW, Calgary, AB T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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