O’CON­NELL

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O’CON­NELL, James Clif­ford “Joc” – age 93, Villa St. Josephdu-Lac, Day­ton, formerly of Yar­mouth, passed away peace­fully on Tues­day, Novem­ber 20, 2018 in Yar­mouth Re­gional Hos­pi­tal. Born April 13, 1925 in Yar­mouth, he was a son of the late Guy and Sarah (Doucette) O’Con­nell. Joc was a vet­eran of the sec­ond World War, hav­ing served with the North Nova Sco­tia High­landers. Af­ter the war, he served with the Black Watch at Camp Alder­shot help­ing train troops for the Ko­rean War. He was a re­tired as­sis­tant man­ager with NSLC. Aside from be­ing a mem­ber of the Royal Cana­dian Le­gion, Branch No.

61, Yar­mouth, Joc was a cham­pion bowler, for which he was in­ducted in the Yar­mouth Town and County Sports Her­itage Hall of Fame. In his younger years, he also en­joyed play­ing soft­ball as well as fish­ing and hunt­ing with his sons. He is sur­vived by his wife, Janetta “Jeanette” E. (Nick­er­son) O’Con­nell, as well as by his chil­dren, Wayne O’Con­nell, War­ren (Patty) O’Con­nell, Neil (Rhonda) O’Con­nell, Rick O’Con­nell, Terry (Phyl­lis) Darby, Deb­bie Gal­lant and Koren O’Con­nell (Barry Smith), as well as by 14 grand­chil­dren, nu­mer­ous great grand­chil­dren and a sis­ter, Jean Lockhart, Saint John, NB. Aside from his par­ents, he was pre­de­ceased by a daugh­ter, Donna Mor­ris and a sis­ter, Pauline Blades. Vis­i­ta­tion took place from 2-4 & 6-8 Thurs­day at H.M. Huskil­son’s Funeral Home, 29 Al­bert Street, Yar­mouth, where a Le­gion/ funeral ser­vice was held at 11 a.m., Fri­day, Novem­ber 23, Rev. A. D. “Bill” Newell of­fi­ci­ated. In­ter­ment fol­lowed in Our Lady of Cal­vary Ceme­tery, Yar­mouth. Dona­tions in mem­ory of Joc may be made to IWK Foun­da­tion or to MADD Canada. You may leave mes­sages of con­do­lence or sign the on-line guest­book by vis­it­ing www. huskil­son.net

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