David McConnell Obituary, Death Cause – David McConnell was a family man who cherished his roles as a husband, father, grandfather, and brother. At the age of 78, he passed away on Saturday, January 22, at the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital in Tillsonburg, Ontario. We do it with heavy hearts and a great deal of pain as we share the news of his passing. In the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital, he was taken away from us without our will.
Since 1995, he has been Darlene (Lefevre) Handsaeme’s devoted husband. Together, they have three children. He was a wonderful father to Davey McConnell (Ven), Darren McConnell (Lisa), and Tennille McConnell, and they consider themselves very fortunate. All four of Darien, Cherish, Diva, and Divine have a great deal of respect for their grandfather. He was the devoted brother of Spring Kaye, Cindy Lubek, Trevor Coates (Barb), Gary McConnell (Grace), and Pam Nobes (Alan).
It is likely that Darlene’s children, Jeff Handsaeme (Jenny) and Shelley Boyd (Rick), as well as Shelley and Rick’s children, Britny Boyd (Anthony), Brianna Boyd (Josh), and Brook Boyd (Colton), will have fond memories of their grandfather. His mother, Rita Coates, his father, Gordon McConnell, and his stepfather, Johnny Coates, as well as his sister, Penny Anne Coates, all passed away before he did. Johnny Coates was the man who filled that role.
His loss will leave a huge void in the lives of his many family members and friends, as well as in the hearts of Missy and Fluffy, the dogs he kept as pets. During this difficult time, we would like to extend our gratitude to Dr. Abdullah as well as all of the nurses who work at the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital for their aid and care. Thank you. We are worried about the ongoing health and safety of our guests and have decided to postpone the Special Celebration of Life for Friends and Family in order to give them more time to make travel arrangements. Please accept our sincere apologies for any trouble this may create.