Eamonn O’Loghlin was larger than life, with a personality to match, which virtually filled any room he walked in to. He was never afraid to speak his mind, to say what he thought was right and needed to be said. His generosity to his fellow countrymen and women knew no bounds, as he helped hundreds of young people land their first jobs in Canada on their work visa, or in a more permanent way.
Eamonn was Director of Strategic Partnerships and Corporate Sponsorship at the Canadian National Exhibition for over a decade. He was Executive Director of the Ireland Canada Chamber of Commerce, and was interim President of the newly formed Irish Canadian Immigration Centre. He was also a long time supporter of the Gaelic Athletic Association, Ireland Fund of Canada, and Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann.
He graduated from University College Cork with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1975, the same year he came to Canada. He worked in marketing for Hallmark Cards for 18 years before starting up his own marketing and communications consulting business, O’Loghlin Communications.
Eamonn published a national magazine, Irish Connections Canada , formerly the Toronto Irish News, and hosted a weekly Irish radio show, Ceol Agus Craic, which he founded in 1998. He was honoured as Irish Person of the Year in 2009 for his work on Ceol Agus Craic . He loved traditional Irish music and it was not unusual for a sing-song on the piano to break out whenever he was about. He was also fond of getting back to nature through golfing. He would return for his annual pilgrimage of golfing, travelling and All-Ireland hijinks every September.
Eamonn will be remembered for the good work he did in the community, his generous spirit, his love of family, and for being a great leader amongst Canada’s Irish community.
Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dhilis
Ni fhicimid a leithead aris
Family and friends will be received at Turner & Porter Funeral Home, Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, on Tuesday, January 8th from 2 to 4pm and from 7 to 9pm. A Funeral Service will be held at Transfiguration of Our Lord Church, 45 Ludstone Drive in Etobicoke, on Wednesday, January 9th at 10:30am. For those who wish, donations may be made to Canadian Food for Children, Dr. Simone: www.canadianfoodforchildren.net.