As recently announced, our club lost a key senior member with the passing of Father Mike McCaffery.  
 
We shall miss him.  Click on the "Read More" to see reflections from club members.
Note from Wendy Lickacz;
"Father Mike can you teach me how to pray?  Yes keep it short simple and do it often."
 
This from Marie Ulveland;
"I once asked Father Mike if he was getting away for a winter vacation. He answered immediately - "Yes, I am going to the holy land." with a slightly puzzled look on my face, he said, with just a comic's perfect timing - It is of course Palm Springs, so I can play golf". 
 
From Jim Saunderson;
I was not lucky enough to know Father Mike well.  However, his love, humanity and humour came through as soon as you met him.  We are fortunate to have had him with us and our Club will not be the same know that he is gone.
 
According to Harry Buddle;
I’ve know Fr Mike since 1987 when Rotarian Ove Minsos QC introduced us and  suggested I join up.  We, Rotary & Edmonton, have lost a great person of faith who was kind but with a sense of humour, even though at my confession Fr Mike said “not you again!”
 
Note from John Wojcicki;
In addition to Fr Mike's engaging and conciliatory demeanor his humour stands out more than his collar!  I recall having Mike give my Mom her Last Rites and knowing how my Mom enjoyed humour (those of you who knew my Dad knew she had no choice!) when my Mom asked Mike where he was living now (which is the new location of Newman College/Seminary and formerly a residence for single pregnant teens) he replied "I'm living in the home for unwed Fathers". Brought a tear to all our eyes!
 
Note from Ron Coulombe;
Fr. Mike was a gentleman and he always had time for you. I worked with Fr. Mike on a number of fundraising campaigns and, if he believed in the cause, he was an exceptional fundraiser.
 
Note from Neil Lang;
Fr. Mike was a legend in our club as a former club president and occasional invocation and homily presenter with a bit of Irish humour and wit. He had a knack of breaking the ice and making everyone smile.   I remember attending a mystery dinner at his place and Mike showed us all his Golf and Oiler (Wayne Gretzky) material posted around his room.  He lived life with a passion for people.  Mike can be forgiven for being challenged with using Zoom but did manage to connect with us at our December Xmas meeting.   
 
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