†Fr. Gary Killen
Dear parishioners and friends,
Earlier this month I informed you about the passing of Fr. Gary Killen – a good friend of the Croatian community in Winnipeg. Fr. Gary has passed away the week of October 20, 2019 at the age of 78.
The Funeral Mass for Fr. Gary Killen will be celebrated on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at Immaculate Conception Parish (181 Austin St. N) in Winnipeg beginning at 10:00 AM. Archbishop Richard Gagnon will preside. A reception will follow in parish hall.
Dragi župljani i prijatelji,
Ranije ovog mjeseca primili smo tužnu vijest da je preminuo Fr. Gary Killen – veliki prijatelj hrvatske zajednice u Winnipegu. Fr. Killen preselio je Gospodinu u trećem tjednu mjeseca listopada u 78. godini života.
Sprovodni obredi započet će misom zadušnicom u crkvi Immaculate Conception Churchu Winnipegu u subotu 30. studenoga s početkom u 10 sati. Misno slavlje predvodit će nadbiskup winnipega mons. Richard Gagnon.
Fr. Killen was born in Winnipeg on July 26, 1941 and was ordained to the Priesthood at St. Mary’s Cathedral on May 10, 1969. Fr. Killen served as the Parochial Vicar of St. Augustine’s Parish in Brandon (June – August 1969), and Immaculate Conception Parish in Winnipeg (1969-1972). He served as Chaplain to the Universities of Manitoba and Winnipeg (1972-1982) and as Parochial Administrator of Our Lady of Fatima Parish (1979-1982). Fr. Killen served as Pastor of St. Charles’ Parish in Winnipeg (1982-1983) and for a few months as Parochial Vicar of St. Paul the Apostle Parish in Winnipeg (1983). From 1985-1997, Fr. Gary served as District Chaplain – Veteran Affairs Canada (including Deer Lodge Winnipeg). From 1997 until his retirement he served as Chaplain of St. Boniface Hospital. Fr. Gary also served as a Navy Reserve Chaplain and for over 30 years celebrated the 4:00 pm Sunday Mass at Holy Rosary Parish in Winnipeg.
May he rest in peace.