Thomas Joseph AherneJanuary 22, 1958 ~ October 18, 2017 (age 59)
AHERNE, Thomas Joseph (Tom), January 22, 1958 Montreal, Quebec – October 18, 2017 Calgary, Alberta. Beloved and adored husband of Maureen. Tom was predeceased by his parents Michael and Margaret Aherne and by his parents-in-law Alan and Helen McKee. Tom is survived by 5 siblings Mary, Breeda (Marc), James, Kathleen (Raj), and Margaret (Keith), as well as nephews and nieces Kevin, Conall, Neal, Michelle, Amie, Cale, Tori and Liam. Tom also is survived by his cousins in Ireland, and Maureen’s extended family including brother-in-law Ken (Allison) McKee. A devoted man of integrity and faith, Tom lived his life with a passion for learning, teaching others, team work and taking on challenges. Tom had a zest for life and for being physically fit. He spent 21 years in the Canadian Military (PPCLI, Canadian Airborne Regiment) where he excelled, earning achievements, awards and honours. In the last decade of his life Tom built his dream of running his own successful Electrical Contracting business. He was devoted to his wife Maureen and their marriage was based on love and faith. We thank our family and friends for their love, prayers and incredible support on each step of Tom’s journey. Thank you to the Palliative Home Care Team, the staff and volunteers at Agapé Hospice for their wonderful care, physicians Linda Fong and Bahn Al-Yousif. A Celebration of Life to be held at First Alliance Church (12345 – 40 Street SE, Calgary) on Wednesday, October 25 at 1:00 PM with Pastor Ray Matheson officiating. A Graveside Service for the family will be held in Claresholm prior to the celebration. Contributions in memory of Tom can be made towards TOOL TEAM, the ministry of compassion in which Tom loved to serve. Please make cheques payable to First Alliance Church and mail to 12345 – 40 Street SE, Calgary, AB T2Z 4E6 with a notation on the memo line “TOOL TEAM”.