July 11, 1937 – May 14, 2014
It is with mixed emotions that the family of Gerald Connell announces his passing on May 14, 2014. He will be greatly missed, but his suffering has come to an end. Gerald Randall Connell was born July 11, 1937 in Rose Valley, Sask. The family moved many times eventually landing in New Westminster, BC. He spent many years as a Millwright at Scott Paper, where he made many good friends. In the most recent years, he lived in 100 Mile House. He passed peacefully in the home that he helped construct – one visited by many over the years.
Gerald is survived by his children: Randy (Beth) Connell, Rhonda (Darrell) Slobodin, Dean Stevens, Tamara Connell, Jay Connell (Kristy), Joe Connell (Sheri). Grandchildren: Justin, Melissa, Kevin, Christopher, and Wyatt. Great Grandchildren: Locklan, Caleb and Mckenzie. Sisters: Shirley, Joy, Gay, Sandra, and Karen (Hardie). He also leaves to cherish his memory numerous nieces and nephews as well as many friends who were family to him. Gerald was predeceased by his parents, Harvey and Ida Connell, and sister Judith.
He enjoyed life in many ways whether hunting, fishing, horse racing, poker, working on his farm or simply hanging out at home. He enjoyed the laughter and camaraderie of visitors in his home, always up to a game of crib, wist or poker. He enjoyed sharing the tales of the many experiences of his life. Other than his children, the three greatest loves of his life were his mother, who was his greatest cheerleader, his Aunty Merle who was the spitfire who helped keep him in line, and his ‘56 Ford Station Wagon which,he says, never let him down. He had a strong opinion on many a subject and was known to be a tad bit stubborn, but so loved by all.
Wherever you should be Dad, we want you to know that we love you and your presence in our lives will live on in our hearts!
A memorial service will held in 100 Mile House. Date and time to be determined.
100 Mile Funeral Service Ltd.
entrusted with the arrangements. 250-395-3243
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