Saturday, March 20, 2010

Father Michael Troy In Memoriam

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #203, 8912-156 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2

March XXth, MMX

Hon. David G. Hancock, QC, MLA, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Whitemud

Dear David:

Lets say our Hail Mary's II Father Michael Troy. A Catholic priest & educator who had a stellar reputation IV caring about the educational system, and in particular about aboriginal kids and kids who are of a physical disadvantage. Now 92 years is a great run & Father Michael certainly had a great time at the top of the heap. Too many Catholic priests get trouble IV sexually molesting kids. Well, here David was an example of a man who did nothing but conduct himself with honour. Not a whiff of scandal against Father Troy.

His entire focus was on helping kids in school by teaching, administering, coaching & listening to their needs. Tag on his missionary work & helping out of poor people in other nations and you can see truly see he was a man of the people. A man whose heart was in the right place. Even in retirement he would hang around with the kids at St. Joseph's High School. Making sure their needs were met & that they were the focus, not him. He wanted to show the kids that they were just as important as he was, if not more so.

In 2003 when a Junior High School was named in his honour, that was just another feather in the cap of a distinguished career. Truly a great Catholic scholar & friend. I am sure the kids will miss him greatly.

In Memoriam & With Respect,


Source: The Spiritans.

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