Colin Bruce McConnell

December 4, 1939 – January 6, 2023
In loving memory ~
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our father, grandfather and great-grandfather Colin on January 6, 2023.
Colin was born in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba on December 4, 1939. He left home as a boy to find work and had numerous jobs before marrying Connie and settling in Port Alberni where he worked as a carpenter. In his younger years, he was a hockey coach, Cub Scout leader, and also a softball umpire. A lot of time was spent at the local arena watching his kids, grandkids, great-grandkids and The Bulldogs play. He loved to spend time camping, fishing and hunting. He also loved to dance and was very good at it.
Predeceased by his wife Connie, 4 brothers and his sister. Colin is survived by his daughter Colleen (Cliff), sons David (NaDean) and Bruce (Sandra), 9 grandkids, 12 great-grandkids, 4 brothers-in-law, 2 sisters-in-law, and their families.
Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of Colin’s life, which will be held at Chapel of Memories Funeral Home at 11:00 am Friday, January 27th. A reception will follow with food and refreshments.

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