CONNOLLY, Jean-Guy - ('Father' of Canada's full-text news service industry. Life-long employee of Canada Newswire) At his home in Newcastle on Monday, November 23, 2009 at the age of 75. Jean-Guy is survived by his longtime partner, Lynda Mayes. Loving and proud father of Nancy (André), Lynne and Patricia. Grandpapa to Jean-Francois, Marie-Pier and Clemence. Brother of Lise Larochelle and the late Jacques. Jean-Guy's 'joie de vivre' was infectious to all who knew him. He was always a gentleman and a gentle man, much loved by all. Friends may call at the NEWCASTLE FUNERAL HOME, 386 Mill St. S., Newcastle (exit 440, just north of 401 at the lights), on Monday, November 30, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 214 King Ave. E., Newcastle, on Tuesday, December 1, at 1 p.m. Cremation. Donations to the St. Vincent de Paul Society in Jean-Guy's memory would be appreciated by his family. Expressions of sympathy may be made online through www.newcastlefuneralhome.com
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Published in the Toronto Star on Nov. 27, 2009