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Eamonn O'Loghlin
September 7, 1951 - January 4, 2013
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<div itemprop="description">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; It is with immeasurable sadness that we share the tragic news of the sudden passing of Eamonn O&rsquo;Loghlin. Born in Ennistymon, County Clare, Republic of Ireland on September 7, 1951, Eamonn passed away on Friday, January 4th, 2013 at the age of 61, surrounded by family and friends. He was the beloved husband of Madeleine for 37 years, the loving father of Treasa (Edward Pendergrast) and Rory, and the adored son-in-law of Eleanor Treacy. He is survived by his sister, Ursula, and brothers, Cathal, Donogh and Roddy in Ireland, and by his beloved aunt Maureen in Florida. His family was very important to him &ndash; all one had to do was listen to hear the pride in his voice as he spoke about his devoted wife, Madeleine, and his adoring children, Treasa and Rory, all of whom he loved deeply. <p> Eamonn O&rsquo;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. </p> <p> 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. </p> <p> 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&rsquo;Loghlin Communications. </p> <p> Eamonn published a national magazine, <i> Irish Connections Canada </i> , formerly the <i> Toronto Irish News, </i> and hosted a weekly Irish radio show, <i> Ceol Agus Craic, </i> which he founded in 1998. He was honoured as Irish Person of the Year in 2009 for his work on <i> Ceol Agus Craic </i> . 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. </p> <p> 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&rsquo;s Irish community. </p> <p> &nbsp;Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dhilis </p> <p> Ni fhicimid a leithead aris </p> <p> Family and friends will be received at Turner &amp; 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: <br /> </p> <p> &nbsp; </p> <p> &nbsp; </p> <p> &nbsp; </p> <p> </p> </div>