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JOHN HENRY CROWLEY

Date of Passing: Nov 16, 2000

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JOHN HENRY CROWLEY It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of John Henry Crowley on Thursday Nov. 16th, 2000 at the age of 77. Dad was a loving husband and companion to Betty for 49 years. A devoted father and grandfather to Jay (Lina), Rob (Dawn), Regan (Harold) Hermann, Maureen Macaw, Shaune (Rob) Altarui, and 12 grandchildren. Dad also leaves to mourn his brother Richard Crowley, sister Margaret Miller, special friend Ted Jacob, several cousins and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents John and Margaret Crowley, and sister Helen Paterson. Dad treasured his years at St. Pauls High School and the University of Manitoba receiving his B.Sc., and a Certificate of Management. After returning from Bela Bela, BC during WWII where he served as a meteorologist in the Canadian Air Forces he ran the family business Jacob Crowley Clothing Mfg. until his retirement. Dad dedicated his life to the serving of his community. He was instrumental in the building of St. John Brebeuf Church and school, served as Chairman of the board for St. Pauls High School, and in his latter years Dad was President of Misercordia Foundation and worked tirelessly on his favorite project the annual Misercordia Golf Classic. Dad loved travelling with Mom spending many winters in Florida or Palm Desert and 30 years at Clearwater Bay, Ontario with his family. Dads many interests include golfing at Southwood GCC, playing bridge, woodworking and gardening. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the John and Betty Bursary Fund at St. Pauls High School, 2200 Grant Ave., Winnipeg, R3P 0P8. Prayers will be held on Monday, November 20th, 2000, at 7:00 PM, at Thomson Funeral Home, 669 Broadway. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 21st, 2000 at 10:00 AM at St. John Brebeuf Church, 1707 Brebeuf Place. O Divine Master, grant that I may seek not so much to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love; for it is giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life, Amen. Dad, well miss you; you taught us well; well keep the faith God bless you. Thomson Funeral Chapels 783-7211

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 19, 2000

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