Liam Brendan Traynor Death, Obituary – Liam Brendan Traynor, who had been married to Philomena for almost 55 years, went away unexpectedly but in a calm and serene manner as he was sleeping on July 7, 2023. He was found by his wife of nearly 55 years. Liam, who is getting close to turning 80 years old, leaves behind a legacy of generosity. Liam began his journey in Wellington, New Zealand, and met Phil in London, England, while he was traveling around Europe.
In 1967, at the Hammersmith Palais, Liam made the bold move of asking Phil to dance, which marked the beginning of a partnership that would last a lifetime. In 1968, they made the journey to Canada in order to begin their lives as a married couple there. They found a group among the Irish and English immigrants who had recently settled in Toronto quite quickly.
“I’m just a plumber,” he’d say, although Liam had really obtained credentials from the illustrious Purdue University and trained hundreds of craftsmen through the United Association’s Local 46 Union, where he remained a member for the remainder of his life. “I’m just a plumber,” he’d say. Liam made a career switch when he was 37 years old and began working as a sales manager for Honeywell.
During his time there, he spent many years as the top seller in Canada. After retiring, Liam plans to see the world, keep up with his passion for rugby, and spend more time with his five grandchildren. Rugby was one of Liam’s favorite sports to play. A game that he started playing when he was 5 years old and continued to play until he was 48 years old, his final game being played with his youngest son Brendan. He was a member of both the Ajax Wanderers and Team Ontario throughout his time in the sport.
We will remember with fondness Liam’s quiet strength, large laugh, vigorous discussions, and continual capacity to provide a helping hand. Our hearts are full of love, and we will always remember him that way. He was a dedicated spouse, proud father, caring grandfather, loyal brother, wonderful storyteller, and a nice friend. He was also an excellent storyteller.
His memory will be carried on by his adored grandchildren, Kyan, Chloe, Quinnlan, and Emmy, as well as by his wife, Philomena (Spillane); his three sons and their wives, Sean (Chrissy), Niall (Sarah), and Brendan (Andrea); and by his wife, Philomena (Spillane). On Tuesday, July 25th, 2023, at 11 a.m., there will be a funeral ceremony held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (200 Morrish Rd, Scarborough, Ontario M1C 1E8) The funeral service will be followed by a private burial.
We would like to extend an invitation to a reception that will take place immediately following the ceremony in the church. Please consider making a donation to the Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation in lieu of sending flowers.