O'HANLON, Ellen Teresa "Tess" (nee Hope) - August 21, 1925 - February 14, 2013 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Tess, who went peacefully to the Lord on February 14, 2013, in Calgary, Alberta, surrounded by her beloved family. A longtime resident of Brampton, Tess will be lovingly remembered for her active role in the city's musical theatre community, as well as her involvement and dedication to the church and choir at St. John Fisher Parish. Tess is survived by her sisters Nancy and Bunny and her children Mike (Sandi), Kathy (Dave Stirling), Tim (Alanna), Tom and KC (Carol). Her memory will be deeply cherished by her twelve grandchildren and by her twelve (and a half) great-grandchildren, as well as countless other members of her close extended family. She was predeceased by her daughter Paddy, her husband Peter and her siblings Dorothy, Mary, Joan, Monica, Chuck and Mike. The family would like to say a special thanks to the doctors and nurses of Unit 53 at the Peter Lougheed Hospital in Calgary. A visitation will be held at Andrews Community Funeral Centre (8190 Dixie Road, Brampton, 905-456-8190) on Thursday, February 21st from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held in St. John Fisher Parish on Friday, February 22nd at 10 a.m. A celebration of Tess' life will take place at the Brampton Irish Centre immediately following the service. A private burial will be held for immediate family at a later date. If desired, in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the
. A tree will be planted in Tess' memory at Fish Creek Provincial Park in Calgary.
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Published in the Toronto Star on Feb. 20, 2013