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Schoening Funeral Service

513 Seymour Street, Kamloops, BC

OBITUARY

James McKinley Connon

September 24, 1925June 20, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of James McKinley Connon affectionately known as Jim, Mac, Connie and Connon at Royal Inland Hospital on June 20, 2020 at the age of 94.

Jim was born to James and Cora Connon September 24, 1925 and was delivered at home in North Burnaby by his mother's sister who happened to be a nurse. When his parents along with Jim and his brother Angus moved to Vancouver's West End area, places like Stanley Park were his playground and his first workplace after obtaining a paper route in the park area.

After serving with The Royal Canadian Army from 1944-1946 Jim entered the B.C. Forest Service in 1953 as a scaler and in 1961 was promoted to senior scaler. In 1968 he transferred to the Kamloops Forestry Region. Jim's experience put him in good stead and he carried on to have a successful career in interior scaling and other forestry related issues until his retirement in October 1982.

Jim is survived by the love of his life May, his wife of 70 years, his daughter Shannon of Vancouver, BC and his son Tim of Surrey, BC as well as his special niece Wendy who was by his side during this difficult time. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, friends and colleagues. Jim was predeceased by his parents James and Cora and brother Angus.

No service by request.

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Wendy Petit

July 2, 2020

July 1, 2020


Goodbye Uncle Mac. I will miss your visits, stories and your sage advice. I will always treasure our last picnic at Lac Le Jeune and walk around Riverside Park. R.I.P. to a most wonderful uncle.

Jim and Diane JOHNSON

July 2, 2020

From our family to yours. Jim was a wonderful gentleman and he will be sorely missed. The Connon family were our neighbors for many years both in Coguitlam and Kamloops.

Sandra Caslake (Connon)

July 1, 2020

RIP. Uncle Mac,
Those we love don't go away, They walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and forever dear.
- Till we meet again - Sandra

Tim Johnson

June 26, 2020

I will forever hear Jim's laughter in my head, it was so natural, heart felt and of course infectious. Many years ago I read, with great interest, the book he wrote about his early days riding the rails and how tough life was back then. He was a great man. My heart goes out to all his family and friends. Cheers Mr. Connon.

Mieni Hofstede

June 26, 2020

My thoughts are with the family, especially Maize at this very sad time.
Rest peacefully Jim

David and Jenny Ford

June 26, 2020

Rest In Peace Jim. Will miss you at Orchard Court

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY