C. BRIAN MACCONNELL January 1, 2013 Brian MACConnell died peacefully in his home on January 1, 2013 after a long and dignified battle with cancer, attended by family and caregivers. Predeceased by his wife Emily, survived by children Kate, Brian (Dianne), Mike (Judy), Deborah (Rae) and Patrick (Svetlana), sister Nell and grandchildren Robert, Andrew, Edward, Sean, Madeleine, Claire, Sasha and Misha. A kind and gentle man, he will be lovingly remembered by all who knew him. A spitfire pilot and mining engineer, Brian led a full and active life, enjoying athletic activities, hiking, travel, reading and watercolour painting or just to sit and watch nature with his coffee and a cigar. He leaves a legacy of love and a model for all on how to age with dignity and grace. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane Subway, on Saturday, January 12, 2013 from 1 p.m. until time of Service in the chapel at 3 p.m. Special thanks to the health care professionals at the CCAC, St. Elizabeth Home Health Care Services and the Department of Veterans Affairs. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Mount Sinai Hospital, Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care. Online condolences may be made through www.turnerporter.ca
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Published in the Toronto Star on Jan. 5, 2013