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Gene McCaffrey cause of death – Eugene Francis McCaffrey dead : obituary – tributes

How did Gene McCaffrey die? Cause of death

Respected former Sarnia-Lambton educator, Gene McCaffrey has died, aged 88.

  • Date of death: November 11, 2020
  • Age: 88-year-old
  • Cause of death: unconfirmed

Gene McCaffrey Obituary, funeral arrangement

The family are yet to make public the obituary and funeral arrangements.

Eugene Francis McCaffrey
1933 – 2020

Obituary of Eugene Francis McCaffrey
Eugene Francis McCaffrey

Peacefully, Eugene Francis McCaffrey of London (formerly of Sarnia), on November 11, 2020, in his 88th year. Loving husband of Helen (Small) (Broad). Father of Ann McCaffrey, Sue McCaffrey, and Lyn Druiett (David). Proud grandfather of Sue’s son Quinn Burke. Brother-in-law of Mary and Ken Allen. Survived also by special sister-in-law Lilianne Frankoski. Predeceased by his parents, Owen and Mary (Quinn), brothers Joey and Pat (Lilianne), and sisters Kathy (Doddie), Margie (Clyde Freeman), Theresa (Clare Lannan), and Mary (Mimi).

Gene is also survived by his second family: children Lori Edwards (Bill Carey), Jerome Broad, Jamie (Jen) Broad, Michelle (Jeff Harper) and grandchildren Sarah Dixon (the late Adam Dixon), James Edwards, Evelyn Broad, Quinn Broad (Samantha Holloway), Margot Broad, Wilson Broad and Joshua Broad. Also surviving are six great-grandchildren.

He was also Uncle Gene to his many nieces and nephews, and good friend to Ray Thomson and Jan Clarke, Harry and Jean Broad, Pierette Broad and the late Bill Broad, Lisa Hott and Dan Tilleman and their families.

Born of Irish immigrant parents in Sarnia, Gene grew up in Point Edward where a part of his heart forever remained. He enjoyed a long career as a secondary school teacher in Sarnia-Lambton, holding leadership positions in the schools in which he served. Gene contributed generously as a volunteer to several organizations, boards, and causes, many reflecting his love of sports, music, civics and politics, and his dedication to his profession.

Visitors will be received at St. Peter’s Cathedral Basilica, 196 Dufferin Avenue, on Saturday morning, November 14th from 10 o’clock until the time of the Funeral Mass at 11 o’clock. Interment to follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Due to COVID-19 restrictions as per the Bereavement Authority of Ontario a limited number of people are able to attend. Please email donohue@donohuefuneralhome.ca to register. In lieu of flowers, donations made to St. Peter’s Cathedral Basilica Restoration Fund or a charity of choice would be appreciated.

“May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be always at your back, may the sun shine warm upon your face, the rains fall soft upon your fields, and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.”

An Irish Blessing
Visitation
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Saturday, November 14, 2020
St. Peter’s Cathedral Basilica
196 Dufferin Avenue
London, Ontario, Canada
519-432-3475

Funeral Mass
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday, November 14, 2020
St. Peter’s Basilica
196 Dufferin Ave.
London, Ontario, Canada

Interment
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Saturday, November 14, 2020
St. Peter’s Cemetery
806 Victoria Street
London, Ontario, Canada
519 451-9120

This post will be updated with more information as they are made available and public.

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