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elevated O9alI Irish – Kathlyn Margaret Hannan in her 95th year, peacefully on Monday August 16 2021. Kathlyn, a caring and thoughtful daughter to late parents Mildred Galvin and Edward Hannan. Kay was a loving sister to the late Jack, Ted and Mary, whom she always spoke kindly and fondly of. Kathlyn, beloved wife of the late Dr. Paul Joseph Irish (May 10, 1985). Kay had many happy memories of her married life with Joe and missed him every day.  Mom was always loving and supportive to her children Mark, Paul, Eileen, Kathleen, Maureen, David, Margaret and Peter.  She was deeply saddened by the loss of four of her children, Mark, Peter, a stillborn son and Vincent, twin brother of David. 

elevated O9alI Kay was a wonderful mother-in-law and friend to Cathleen Irish, Gregory Rogers, Mark McKay and Gloria Taylor. Her grandchildren brought her much joy and the happy memories of Nanny will remain with Erin, Meghan, Carolyn, Luke, Caitlin, Victoria, Courtney, Eileen, David, Patric, Mark, Bridget, Maureen, Paul, Robert, Sean, Daniel, Michael, Patrick, Matthew, Kelly, Jessica, Sarah and their families. Great Nanny to James, Liam, Caiden, Luke, Christian, Michaela, Adam, Desmond, Mason, Molly, Emilia, Edward, Brody, Paige, Cara, Ava, Lucy, Valerie, Ronald and Penelope. Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren loved her very much and will remember her always.

elevated O9alI She always had a special place in her heart  for nieces Mary Ruth and the late Carol, her godchildren.  Auntie Kay was the matriarch of a large extended family and her relatives will miss her deeply. Kathlyn was a “generous soul” throughout her life, particularly during her twenty years at St. Michael’s Cathedral. She fed the homeless, was kind to people living on the street and always had change for a young person who needed it. Mom taught us “the works of mercy” by her simple examples we saw, heard and witnessed throughout her life.

elevated O9alI In her memory donations may be made to Covenant House, 20 Gerrard St. Toronto.

elevated O9alI The family would like to thank Raquel Alimurung and Sonia Hibbert for their compassionate and dedicated care of Mom. 

elevated O9alI Friends are welcomed to the visitation at Holy Cross Funeral Home located at 211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, on Sunday, August 22 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM and 5:00 – 7:00 PM. 

elevated O9alI A Mass of Christian Burial attended by family only will be celebrated by Fr. Edward Murphy. Livestream link can be found at  www.blessedtrinityparish.ca. Online viewers, please be advised that the link will only go live at approximately 10:15 AM.

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Kay loved us dearly – we will miss her.

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And God will wipe every tear from her eye,

and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain.

All these things are gone forever.”

(Revelations 21:4)

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