Charles McCONACHIE
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McCONACHIE, Charles Eric Bruce
Born in Edmonton on April 8, 1927 to Grant and Elizabeth McConachie, Eric passed away peacefully on May 24th, 2012, at the age of 85, in Chateauguay, Quebec. Dedicated husband to Barbara (nee Gunderson) who predeceased him in 2006, beloved father to Lynn (Gilles Doiron, EdD.), Jane McConachie and Bruce (Elizabeth LePoidevin), and loving grandfather to Marc, Jessica, Isaac, Danielle, Michelle and Cassandra, Eric spent the remaining years of his life with his dearest companion Iris Glenn, who sadly passed away two months earlier. Eric will be fondly remembered for his enthusiasm towards life, eternal optimism and entrepreneurial spirit. A memorial celebrating Eric's life will be held in Edmonton, Alberta, during the summer. To send your condolences or for further information about the memorial, please write to: ericmcconachiememorial@gmail.com


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Published in Monteal Gazette on Jun. 8, 2012.
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June 9, 2012
1. My family tells me that Eric did not want to start grade one as I had the mumps and could not go.
2. Eric, Normie McLellan, Viola Grey and I played Tarzan and Jane in McConachies yard and if you climbed the tree high enough you could see the Parliament Buildings from Calder.
3. The McConachies opened their lawn to the ladies of Chalmers United Church for the annual strawberry tea & bake sale. I remember the 'fish pond' where we spent our five cents.
4. My mother made the Piere & Pierette costume for Eric and me to enter the winter skating carnival---no recollection re winning or not !!
5. We had a great childhood and we know that Eric went on to great success in his adult life.
Joanne Towers (Joan Barnett)
Joan (Joanne) Towers (Barnett)
June 8, 2012
Our deepest sympathies to Eric's beloved children and grandchildren. He was a brilliant and vibrant soul who enriched our lives and those of many, many others around the world. May he rest in peace in a place where he is restored to health, and can work on ever bigger and better projects!
Diana & David Nicholson
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