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Mcdonnell, Desmond

January 25, 1944 - February 18, 2013


McDonnell, Desmond passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on February 18, 2013 at the age of 69 years. Lovingly missed by his family; wife of 48 years Marie; children Desmond (Marierose), Paul (Susan), Aidan (Karen) and Marie-Therese (Sean); grandchildren Ciaran, Conor, Brenna, Niamh, Riley, Kaitlin, Liam and Brendan. Survived by siblings, Angela (Hugh), Pat (Lily), Billy (Teresa) and Carmel (Jackie). Prayers will be held at 6:30 pm, Thurs, Feb 21, 2013. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 am, Fri, Feb 22, 2013. Both held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church 8842 – 119 Street, Delta, BC. In lieu of flowers donations to “Leukemia Bone Marrow Transplant Unit” at VGH, in memory of Desmond McDonnell would be appreciated. Online condolences may be sent to the family be visiting www.bakerviewcrematorium.com


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From: Bakerview Community Crematorium & Celebration Centre Staff

Bakerview Community Crematorium & Celebration Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Bill Harding
Relation: Maintenance Manager

My thoughts are with Des’s family. I really enjoyed working with Des, he was a great worker for CMBC with a quick wit and sense of humour. He went far too young and will be very much missed here.

From: Spiro Pegios
Relation: My coach and friend

This man epitomized to me all that is correct and good in this world. His undying love for his family is what will always stand out. He made a great impression on me as young man and I will never forget him. My condolences to the McDonnell family.

From: Louise and Milko Ostendorf
Relation: Uncle

At this very sad time we send all our love to you from the UK; although we haven’t seen the “McDonnell Canadian Clan” since childhood the McDonnell family have such strong bonds that the love and connection has always been there and each has been there for the other in good times and bad – we all stand with you now. One of the first of the McDonnell’s to leave Ireland Uncle Desmond & Aunt Marie encouraged the rest of us to do the same. From that small boy in Belfast to the man he became – what stories are told about the McDonnell children of Jimmy and Annie! Uncle Desmond leaves a great legacy to the McDonnell family. Rest in Peace Uncle Desmond. Love Louise and Milko

From: Alberto & Co Staff
Relation: Client

In the brief time we knew Desmond he became a very special person in our lives. A very devoted man to his wife Marie and his children.
Our very heartfelt condolences to Marie and family.

From: Cal Traversy
Relation: friend / soccer coach

My deepest Condolences to the McDonnell Family.

Des Sr coached me for many years at Club Ireland. I considered those years the best of my life, simply because of Des Sr for all his great qualities.

Thank you Des! RIP

Cal and Whitney Traversy

From: Ray McGavigan
Relation: Worked at CMBC Trimshop

I was glad to have met Dessie and enjoyed many humour filled conversations with him regarding the “Oul country”. I hope the family will be able to find rest and comfort for their souls in this time of mourning.

From: Rod MacInnis
Relation: Friend of Aidan

Although I did not know Desmond personally I worked with his son Aidan for a few years. Knowing and seeing the quaility of a man that Aidan is I can only say that Desmond must have been a good father and agood man. My condolences to the McDonnell family my heart goes out to you all and especially you Aidan. You will have him in your hearts always and may you be comforted by that thought.

From: Patricia McDonnell
Relation: Uncle

Dear Aunt Marie and family, we were so sorry to hear the news. All our love, thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Patricia, Mark and Kate

From: Brian Crawford, Belfast.
Relation: Uncle.

One of lifes true gents. A real family man, great character and always one for advice, whether I wanted it are not, I got it. He always treated us Crawfords as kids no matter what age we were. He thought he had to look out for us and me being the youngest I got the most advice. I Loved his stories and he could tell a few. Sadly Ill miss him. Rest in Peace Desy. From Brian,Patricia,Ryan,Pearse and Grace.

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
February 22, 2013
Beginning at 11:00am

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
8842 - 119 Street
Delta, BC V4C6M4

Reception to follow in the church hall

8842 - 119 Street
Delta, BC V4C6M4


Date & Time:
February 21, 2013
Beginning at 6:30pm

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
8842 - 119 Street
Delta, BC V4C 6M4

8842 - 119 Street
Delta, BC V4C 6M4

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