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Gary McConnell

logoMcCONNELL, Gary Born on September 7, 1941 in Kingston, ON, passed peacefully at VGH on July 10, 2010. Predeceased by his mother Ida, father Leslie and one niece, Gary will be sadly missed by his loving wife Linda, his daughter Richelle (David), four grandchildren, his son Jeffrey, and their mother Joan, brothers Ray (Diane) and Roy, and numerous nieces and nephews. A firefighter with the Vancouver Fire Dept. for 36 years, Gary retired as Battalion Chief in 2000 to enjoy RVing, fishing, hiking, baseball and tennis. Gary loved to laugh and enjoyed his many friends and his much-loved Moonrakers ball team. In lieu of flowers, Gary requested donations be made to the Vancouver Firefighters' Burn Unit at VGH. Service and burial will be held July 20 at 2:00 p.m. at Valley View Memorial Gardens, 14644-72nd Ave., Surrey, followed by a reception. Viewing for respects from 6-9 p.m. on July 19 at Valley View.