Father Michael O'Donnell

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FATHER MICHAEL O'DONNELL, S.J. Jesuit Priest Father Michael O'Donnell died on August 5, 2014 in the 77th year of his life and 56th year of religious life in Pickering, ON. Michael was born on April 16, 1938 in Montreal, QC, son of William John O'Donnell and Grace Georgina Ducker. He entered the Society in Guelph in March 1959. He asked to study Theology at Regis College in 1972 and went on to priestly ordination in 1979. Pastoral work and parish work more specifically were to be his passion. Thunder Bay - Choné House and St. Anne's Parish; Toronto - Our Lady of Lourdes; Tullamore, Ireland - Tertianship; Thunder Bay - St. Andrew's; Terrence Bay - St. Andrew's; Halifax - Canadian Martyrs Parish; St. John's, NL - St. Pius X. He left us very quickly and we are still in shock. He is missed by his family: Patricia Bibeau (sister); Carole Bibeau (niece); Mae Giroux (cousin); by his many friends and his Jesuit companions. Friends may visit at the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home & Chapel, 467 Sherbourne St. (south of Wellesley St.), on Friday, August 8th from 1-4 p.m. at St. Ignatius Chapel, Manresa Spiritual Renewal Centre, Liverpool Road North, Pickering, ON from 7-9 p.m. Prayers at 8 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 520 Sherbourne St., Toronto, on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 10 a.m. Parking available at funeral home. Interment to follow at 12:30 p.m. at the Jesuit cemetery in Guelph, ON. In memory of Father O'Donnell, donations may be made to the Jesuit Development Office, 43 Queen's Park Crescent East, Toronto, ON M5S 2C3. Condolences can be made at www.rosar-morrison.com

Published in the Toronto Star on Aug. 7, 2014
Michael J. O'Donnell
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