Peacefully surrounded by love at the Ottawa General Hospital on Monday, February 26, 2018 after a newly diagnosed battle with cancer. He was 71. Dearly loved husband and best friend of Bernice (nee Killeen). Devoted father of Kimberly O’Connell (Francis Marquis) and Michael O’Connell (Meredith). Proud “Pa” of Danica, Jacqueline, Aidan and Nicolas. Son of the late Peter and Helen (nee Smith) O’Connell. Predeceased by his parents-in-law: Carmel Grace, Angus Killeen and Leonard Grace. Much loved brother of Dan O’Connell (Joie) (late Nancy), Kevin O’Connell (Gwen), Marian O’Connell (Richard Fletcher) and the late Rory O’Connell. Dear brother-in-law of Lyle (Darlene) (late Marlene), Carl (late Audry), Maurice (Dorothy), Pat (Patsy), Mike (Peggy), Glen (Cathy), Martina Villeneuve (Dennis), Merrill (Nora) and the late Mary Ann. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and countless good friends. Family and friends are invited to a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in St. Michael’s Church, Corkery on Saturday morning, March 3rd at 11 o’clock. An Irish Wake will follow at the Almonte Civitan Club. For those who wish, donations towards the upkeep and maintenance of St. Michael Corkery Cemetery in honour of our ancestry are appreciated. In the professional care of the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior.