OBITUARY

Maurice O'Callaghan

October 19, 1935February 17, 2021

Maurice passed away peacefully into the arms of our Lord at the age of 85.

Loving husband and soul mate of Katherine Roth for over 20 years. Cherished father of Suzanne, Patricia, Daniel (Karen), Jennifer (Donny), and Mark (Alexandra). Proud grandfather of Christopher (2019), Daniel, Connor (2018), Rachel, Aaron, Michael, Clara, Sean, Quinn and new baby Riley. Great grandfather of Marley.

Born and educated in Toronto, Maurice was a senior manager for 30 years with Bell Canada. It was there that he trained staff and created presentations for their professional development. Many people have said, "He was the best boss I ever had!" His love of speaking during those years and the encouragement he received from those who heard him, gave him the desire to launch his successful professional speaking career in 1986. Since then he has "touched hearts and changed lives" through his many programs including his most beloved talk, "A Magic Way of Going" which he also turned into a sought after book. He made his audiences laugh and cry and many people made significant changes in their lives after hearing Maurice. Some of his proudest moments were during his teenage years in Toronto when he played football for Danforth Tech, Balmy Beach and the Toronto Argonauts. Our family is so grateful for all the staff at Extendicare, Southwood Lakes for the amazing care and love that Maurice received. He enjoyed a good life there and they became his second family. Maurice's favourite charity was Make a Wish-Canada and all of the proceeds of his book were donated to make wishes for children come true.

Cremation has taken place. Interment Heavenly Rest Windsor. A celebration of Maurice's life is planned when Covid-19 is behind us and we can gather to remember this talented athlete, fine musician, international professional speaker and generous man who touched so many lives.

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Stephen Martin

March 1, 2021

Condolences on the death of your husband, Katherine.

Margaret Waryszak

February 28, 2021

Katherine
My hippest condolences.
God Bless you in this difficult time.
Be strong.

JEFF Jackson

February 28, 2021

Both our pre and post BELL days,I mostly remember our wonderful conversations.......you were like talking to a hug......it's been years since I've shared your positive outlook on life and I'm full of warm memories today.......you have been a gift,my friend.

Dan and Helen Almas

February 28, 2021

Katherine, our deepest condolences to you and the family on the passing of your husband. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Dan and Helen Almas

Paul Mailloux

February 27, 2021

Lorna and I send our deepest sympathies. I truly enjoyed being in the company of Maurice the few times we met.

David Durnford

February 27, 2021

Condolences to the family. I enjoyed working with Maurice at Bell and renewing our friendship at the Doone's golf day each year.

Kelly Walker

February 27, 2021

Maurice recognized my speaking gifts and helped launch my successful career in the early 80s by connecting me with the right agents. He was an inspiration, a guide and a brother in those early days. The world is blessed to have him pass through it with generosity, humour and compassion. Thanks, friend.

Randy Fasan

February 26, 2021

Kathryn; its I with great sadness that we hear of Maurice's passing. Our sincerest condolences from the whole Fasan family; may he rest in peace and watch over you forever and always.You have been like family to us for many years. sincerely Randy, Rickie and Bunnie.

george shields

February 25, 2021

I was chorus director of The East York Barbershoppers and Maurice and his brother, Tim, were members. Maurice was a good friend and would probably have been surprised to know that I was still living. This message is to state that his name will be placed in our Harmonize For Speech Memorial Book at East York's Harmony Hall that was built while Maurice was a member, along with many of his friends at Bell.

Kristen Allick

February 25, 2021

Katherine,

My deepest sympathies on the passing of your husband.

Kristen Allick

FROM THE FAMILY