John McConnell

John Joseph McConnell

1938 - 2024

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Obituary of John Joseph McConnell

In loving memory of John McConnell, aged 85, a cherished soul who bid farewell to this world peacefully at St. Mary’s Hospital, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. Born in the United Kingdom, John’s life was a testament to love, dedication, and kindness. He leaves behind a legacy of enduring love with his beloved wife, Pat McConnell, who predeceased him in 2008, after over fifty years of marriage.


A proud father to Patti and Sean McConnell, John’s joy was multiplied as he became a grandfather to Taylor, Halle, and Quinn, and a great-grandfather to eight beautiful great-grandchildren. His life was enriched by a loving extended family both in the United Kingdom and Spain, whose bonds of affection and mutual respect were deeply cherished.


John’s journey through life was marked by his diligent work as a millwright and his honorable service with the Durham Light Infantry, serving Britain overseas in Cyprus. His story is one of unwavering commitment to his loved ones, near and far, and a testament to a life well-lived.


Our family extends heartfelt gratitude to the wonderful nurses, PSWs, and the entire staff at St. Mary’s Hospital for their compassionate care in John’s final days. Your kindness has been a beacon of light during this difficult time, and our family, spread across the UK, Spain, and beyond, is forever grateful.


As we bid him farewell, we celebrate John’s remarkable life, his legacy of love, and the precious memories we hold dear, comforted by the thought that his spirit will forever watch over us, just as it always has, across continents and through generations.


Cremation has taken place. In accordance with John’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Condolences for the family and donations to the Alzheimer’s Society in memory of John may be arranged through Erb & Good Family Funeral Home at or 519-745-8445.