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Des O'Connor



It is with a profound sense of loss & sadness, but with gratitude for a lifetime of special memories that Greg ( Sheila ), Gary ( Linda ), Marguerite, Michael & David ( Tannis) announce Dadís peaceful passing on May 19.

He has reunited with his ďdear wifeĒ of 65 years Marie who predeceased him Oct. 2015.

He is also survived by 6 grandchildren Shawn ( Tegan), Kristy ( Zeek), Kevin, Shane, Cameron, Kelly, 1 great grandchild Rudy, sister-in-laws Bernadette Quilter, Pauline McNeil, Marg Mc Neil & numerous nieces & nephews.

First born to Martin & Kathleen OíConnor on Sept.18, 1924 in Rochester, AB. He was predeceased by 2 brothers & 1 sister.

During Dadís life his contributions to local sports were many. These included serving as coach & parish manager for St. Johnís Minor hockey, President of the Old Timerís Baseball Association & a life long member of the Royal Glenora Club.

Dad had a huge heart filled with love, a spirit of generosity & a wonderful sense of humour that he maintained to the end. His passion for sports, especially baseball & tennis, & his love of the family Pekingese dogs was exceeded only by his devotion to his faith & family.

A Prayer Service will be held at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Connelly-McKinley St. Albert Funeral Home, 9 Muir Drive, St. Albert, Alberta. A Celebration of Dadís Life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 25, 2017 at St. John Evangelist Catholic Church, 9830-148 Street, Edmonton, Alberta.

The family would like to extend our deepest gratitude to Dr. Alan McDonald & all the staff at the Citadel Care Centre, Dr. Strytveen, Dr. Randy Williams & Dr. Eric Estey for their exemplary care over the years.

Memorial Donations in Desís name may be made to Sign of Hope, 8815-99 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 3V3.

In Loving Memory of
Des O'Connor
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Prayer Service:
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
7:00 PM
St. Albert Chapel
9 Muir Drive
St. Albert, AB
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Funeral Service:
Celebration of Life
Thursday, May 25, 2017
11:00 AM
St. John the Evangelist
9830 - 148 Street
Edmonton, AB
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