LAURENCE "LARRY' FINNEGAN (Formerly of Glenforest Road, Toronto; Retired employee City of Toronto, Forest Hill Arena) With deep sadness the family announces the passing of Laurence Finnegan. Born in Dublin, Ireland on April 18, 1931. Peacefully at Hillsdale Terraces, Oshawa on October 28, 2011 in his 81st year; beloved husband of 60 years to Clare (McDonagh) Finnegan; loved father of Bill, Declan (predeceased), Marian (Garry) and husband Bill, Terry and wife Vivienne, and Donna (Bellamy) and husband Bill. Beloved grandfather to Missy Taylor, Larry Finnegan, Megan Taylor, Michael Finnegan, Kerry Bellamy, Brendan Garry and Declan Bellamy. Also sadly missed by brothers and sisters- in-law Jimmy (predeceased) and Sadie, Bill and Pauline, Paddy and (Alice, predeceased) Maura. Dear brother-in-law and uncle to nieces and nephews in Canada, Ireland, England, and Australia; friend to a wide circle of people from Forest Hill Arena, the Toronto Emerald Isle Senior Society, Butler Irish Dance Academy, Durham Fly Fishers, the Peterborough area and many more. A special thank you to friends, doctors and the wonderful staff at Hillsdale Terraces who helped to ease the path for Larry and his family. Relatives and friends may call at McINTOSH-ANDERSON- KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King Street East, Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Sunday and Monday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Prayers will be said on Sunday at 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. GREGORY THE GREAT ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 194 Simcoe Street North (at Adelaide Avenue West), on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Cremation with interment at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery. Donations made in memory of Larry to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Online condolences may be made at www.makfuneralhome.com
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Published in the Toronto Star on Oct. 30, 2011