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O'Connell, Donald Vincent (Died)
appeared in Woodstock Sentinel, 8 Jan 2021
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O'CONNELL, Donald Vincent

October 1st, 1928 - January 4th, 2021

On Monday January 4th, 2021 Don O'Connell passed away peacefully with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Carol (nee Davis), dear father to John, Caroline (Paul) and Peter (Megan), and cherished grandfather to Connor, Noah, Jack, Kian and Jamison. During Don's fulsome life family was his core passion and his pride, he may be gone from their sight, but he will not be forgotten.

Don was born on the family farm in Madoc, Ontario, the second eldest son of Michael and Irene O'Connell, he is survived by his brothers Hugh and Fergus and his sister Louise.

He attended Assumption University graduating in 1960 and married Carol Davis in 1963. They recently celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary, a true testament to their love and commitment. Don always demonstrated an entrepreneurial flair through his formative years, eventually parlaying this into a very successful career in real estate. A devout Roman Catholic, he now returns to God and we are forever thankful for the kindness he bestowed on his family and friends, and the enthusiasm with which he lived life. Nowhere was this more evident than in his lifelong ardent support of his children and grandchildren's many sports endeavors, and the many Saturdays filled with his passion for Notre Dame football and Montreal Canadiens hockey.

Don's funeral mass will be held at Blessed Trinity Parish on Friday, January 15th at noon. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to Mackenzie Health in Richmond Hill, Ontario.www.mackenziehealth.ca

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8 Jan 2021
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O'Connell, Donald Vincent (Died)