Fr. Thomas Joseph McReavy, CSB

October 4, 1925October 4, 2020

Peacefully at Presentation Manor on October 4, 2020, his 95th birthday. Fr. Tom was born in Owen Sound, Ontario, on October 4, 1925. He was predeceased by his parents John and Mary (Butler), and his brothers Frank, Patrick, Fr. John CSB, Leo, Harold, James, and by his sisters Margaret and Mary. He is survived by his many nieces and nephews. Fr. Tom entered the Congregation of St. Basil and was professed in 1953. After studies in Toronto at the University of St. Michael’s College and St. Basil’s Seminary he was ordained a priest in 1959. Apart from 1960 to 1965 when he taught at St. Charles College, Sudbury, Fr. Tom’s life-long priestly service was in parish ministry. From 1965 to 2001 he served in parishes in Amherstburg, Windsor, Calgary, in Albuquerque (NM), and in Texas at Richmond, Missouri City, Manvel and Houston. On retirement Fr. Tom resided at Dillon House in Houston. In 2011Tom moved to the Basilian community at Henry Carr Farm in Beeton, Ontario. After five years at the farm he was assigned to live at Anglin House in Toronto. In November 2018 Fr. Tom moved with the Basilian Fathers’ Retirement Community to Presentation Manor (Scarborough). In light of the current pandemic, there will be a Funeral Mass for Fr. McReavy at a later date. Burial will be at the Basilian plot at Holy Cross Cemetery, Thornhill, ON. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Basilian Fathers Retirement Fund, 95 St. Joseph Street, Toronto, ON M5S 3C2.


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Fr. Thomas Joseph McReavy, CSB

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Joe Modeste

October 12, 2020

I am very sorry to read of Father McReavy's passing.
Father was at St.Charles College,Sudbury,for four of my five years there (1959-64).
In retrospect,his sometimes stern exterior was simply an act to ensure that 500 boys kept the cafeteria in good order.
In fact,he was very friendly and had a good sense of humour.
He was well-liked , respected by all, and exerted a strong influence on the character of our school .
My condolences to the McReavy family and the Congregation of St.Basil.
Joe Modeste,Ajax,ON


October 7, 2020

Father Tom McReavy was a dear friend to my husband, Ken, and me while he was at St. Anne's Church in Houston. He guided us through the marriage preparation process and presided at our wedding. Father Tom joined us at home for dinner and drinks of his favorite Crown Royal. He always promised to 'bring the ice cubes.' We miss Father Tom's gentle company and warm smile. God bless him and his family always.


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