Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Jesuit Brother Leo Brady & Jesuit Father John E O'Brien Pass Away

Brother M. Leo Brady, S.J. passed away at the Rouge Valley Hospital, November 6, 2015 in his 97th year of life and 68th of religious life.

Leo followed his older brother, Brother Daniel Brady, S.J., into the Jesuit novitiate at Guelph.

After pronouncing first vows in 1950, Brother Leo began his long stay at Guelph first as carpenter and assistant gardener. Later, he took on the heavy responsibility of the farm which consisted of a large herd of cattle and pigs housed in a huge barn.

It was in 2001 that Brother Leo ended his long tenure of 50 years serving the Guelph community and moved to the Jesuit Infirmary in Pickering.

Visitation this evening, Wednesday, November 11, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (with wake service at 8:00 p.m.) in St. Ignatius Chapel, Manresa-Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre, 2325 Liverpool Road North, Pickering, ON.

Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. tomorrow, Thursday, November 12, 2015 at the same St. Ignatius Chapel. Burial in the Jesuit Cemetery Guelph Thursday, November 12th, 2:30 p.m.


Father John Egli (Jack) O'Brien, S.J.

Father O’Brien died at René Goupil House (Jesuit Infirmary) Pickering, ON on Saturday, November 7, 2015, in his 92nd year of life and 71st in religious life.

Jack was born and grew up in Montreal, Quebec, attending Loyola High School and Loyola College. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1945 and was ordained a priest in 1957.

After studies at the University of Southern California, he became in 1965 the founding director of the Communication Studies Department at Concordia University.

He will be sadly missed by his family, colleagues and Jesuit confreres.

Evening Visitation will take place on Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., with a Wake service at 8:00 p.m. in St. Ignatius Chapel, Manresa-Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre, Liverpool Road North, Pickering, ON.

Additional Visitation will take place on Friday, November 13, 2015 – from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home & Chapel, 467 Sherbourne Street (south of Wellesley).

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 9:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 560 Sherbourne St., Toronto, ON. Burial will follow the same day in the Jesuit Cemetery Guelph, ON at 12:30 p.m.

There will also be a Memorial Mass on Saturday, November 28 at 10:30am at Loyola Campus of Montreal’s Concordia University in the Loyola College Chapel, 7141 Sherbrooke St. W., with a reception to follow in the Jesuit Conference Centre.


In memory of Brother Brady and Father O’Brien, donations may be made to the Jesuit Development Office, 43 Queen's Park Crescent East Toronto, ON M5S 2 C3

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