Born in Kilburn, England on September 27, 1947. Passed away peacefully on Friday, June 19, 2020 at his home. Son of the late Denis and Joan O’Connell. Loving husband of Marguerite (Margie). Loved dad of Zoe Barton and loving step dad of Sandra Johnson (Alan) and Chris Gazdik. Cherished grandfather of Emily, Noah, Caitlin and Keira. Dear brother of Mary Baylis (Alan), Eileen Hopkins (Roy), Pon O’Connell (Angela) and the late Sean O’Connell (Mandy). Fondly remembered by his nephew, Chris Baylis (Eva), also co-founder of Independent Project Managers (IPM). Lovingly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Private cremation to take place. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later time. Denis was involved with many charity organizations including Companies Who Care (Founder), Catholic Family Services of Durham, RMG, Their Opportunity, Back Door Mission and the Humane Society of Durham Region. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to any of the above or a charity of your choice.
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Posted by Kim Tulk | 03-Jul-2020
Zoe.... So sorry for your loss. Im thankful that we recently where able to connect !!!! And will always remember the swim meet shenanigans with my father and yours !!!! Top of this list Cimo inn Fire ..... I'm sure he will be greatly missed by you and everyone that new him. XO
To Marguerite, Zoe and all of Denis' extended family. Our heartfelt condolences are sent to you at this time of your loss. It is so tragic to lose a kind, good man with so much more life to enjoy. In our dictionary under 'good' there are many words that describe Denis. He will be missed, the world has lost a very good man. Sent with love and hugs. Ken & Irene Perrier.