Desmond McCann, 91 of Arden passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at the Oaks at Sweeten Creek. Born in Ireland on June 3, 1928 to the late James and Kathleen McCann he moved to the United States to pursue his dreams. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary McCann; and two brothers, Peter and JC McCann.
Dr. McCann attended medical school at the University of Edinburgh in Edinburgh, Scotland. While living in El Paso, TX he was co-owner of El Paso Medical Clinic. Des was an avid horse, skiing, running and sailing enthusiast. He was devout in his faith and was eager to make new friends and cherished the old. His greatest joy was his three daughters. Des was loved by many and never met a stranger.
Survivors include his daughters, Erin Mills, Tara McCann and Keile Litrenta; five grandchildren; and one sister, Phyllis McCann.
A funeral mass will be held on Friday at 11am in the chapel of Shuler Funeral Home, Hendersonville, NC with Father Adrian Porras officiating. A rosary will be held prior at 10:30am. Burial will follow at Patty’s Chapel Cemetery in Fletcher, NC.