McCONNELL - Ross croppedMcCONNELL:  Peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016, W. Ross McConnell, of Grand Bend, formerly of Oakville, Milton, Winnipeg and Vancouver Island, age 80.  Beloved husband of the late Eunice Evelyn (Fielding) (1993) and the late Diane Jacqueline (Thompson) McPherson (2005).  Loved father and father-in-law of David and Ann McConnell, Brian and Tina McConnell all of Burlington, Pamela McConnell and Colin Milroy of Winnipeg, MB.  Cherished grandpa of Laura, Rachel, Jennifer, Tyler, Ashley and great-grandson Bennett.  Will be sorely missed by his canine companion Winston.  Predeceased by his parents Wallace and Elsie (Crabbe) McConnell and his beloved canine companion Freckles.  Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood with visitation on Thursday, March 24th from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Family and friends may gather for Interment Trafalgar Lawn Cemetery, 1149 Dundas St. W., Oakville, on Saturday March 26th, 2016 at 12:30 PM.  A post-internment gathering will be held in Burlington from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Black Bull Pub, 1124 Guelph Line, Burlington. Ross and Eunice were the Founding Owners of Gateway Reproductions which is now known as Gateway Visual Communications in Mississauga.  He was a member of Rotary International, Grand Bend and will be remembered by many in the Grand Bend area with his 1953 Robin-egg blue Cadillac Convertible.   If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to Rotary International or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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