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William Connell

William “Bill” Noel Connell passed away suddenly on Friday, April 1, 2016 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born in Saint John, NB on June 29, 1945 he was the son of the late Thomas Connell and Lillian B. (VanTassell) Bennett.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his life partner Theresa Whittaker; brother Garrett; sister Noreen “Pinky”; grandson Dylan Boyd and his canine pal Butch.
Bill served in Black Watch and was a Taxi Driver for Diamond Taxi for over 20 years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Fond memories were made with the guys at Sherwood Lake.
He is survived by his step-father Harold Bennett; children Kim Whittaker (Blaine), Heather Ellingwood (Al), Paul Whittaker, Melissa Theriault (Ian), Darrell, Dwayne, Heather, Lana, Noel and Doreen; sisters Marie Lingley and Rosie Savoy; brothers Fred Connell (Louise) and Wayne Connell; many grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
By request there will be no visitations. A Memorial Service will be held from Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John (646-2424) on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 11 a.m., followed by a reception in the funeral home reception area.
Remembrances in memory of Bill may be made to the SPCA Animal Rescue, Dialysis Unit SJRH or to the charity of the donor’s choice. www.fundyfuneralhome.com


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