OBITUARY

Cornelius "Con"/"Patty" Patrick McCullough

June 29, 1930February 16, 2021

In the early morning hours Cornelius passed away surrounded by his loving family. Con led a life well-lived; full of love and hard work, while always managing to put a smile on everyone’s face. Our family is comforted knowing he will join the love of his life, Anna (2010), whom he missed every day, in Heaven.

Father of Jerry & Katrina. Grandfather to Chris McCullough, Taylor Papetti (Brett), Caitlin Castellani (Lucas), & Michael Rice (Tiffany). Great Grandfather to Aidan & Cameron Papetti and Hudson & Lucy Castellani. His sister, Lily Magee and brother-in-law, Brian Hillick survive Con in Belfast. Many other dear relatives in Toronto, Vancouver, Manchester, Belfast and Dublin will also miss him.

Con was born in Belfast, N. Ireland and lived through daily bombings during WW2. At the age of 25, he immigrated to Canada to establish a better life for himself and his family. He lived as a proud Irishman and a patriotic Canadian, always thankful for the opportunity he was given in “the land of milk and honey.”

He first established himself as a Professional Boxer at the Old Palace Pier Arena before joining the Toronto Hydro later that year. Con spent 35 years with the Toronto Hydro Underground, finishing his career as a well-loved Maintenance Foreman. Often Con would pick up extra jobs to provide for his children or those who needed help. He always spoke of his time at the Toronto Hydro and living in Don Mills as some of the best years of his life.

He is remembered as a quiet man who loved a good Irish jig and picking a “winner” at the Woodbine & Fort Erie racetracks. His love for family was his most defining characteristic, notably modelled in his love for his grandkids, Taylor and Michael, who he and Anna raised as their own.

Rest in Peace Dad

Codladh sámh (Gealic for “Sleep well”)

Services

  • Funeral Mass

    Saturday, February 20, 2021

Memories

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Caitlin Castellani

March 2, 2021

You will be so missed. You always had a great joke to share and a great smile. Loved always hearing about all the new girlfriends in your life. And all of the old irish traditions. Till we meet again xoxox

Chris McCullough

February 24, 2021

Grandpa,
Your strength and character will always stand out in my memory of you. I will never forget the boxing lessons you gave me or the walks we would have together. You were always quick to make me laugh as a child and so loving. You will always be in my thoughts until we meet again.
Your loving grandson,
Chris

Martina Mervyn

February 24, 2021

Deepest sympathy to our cousins Jerry & Katrina, & families on the passing of Uncle Conn . Lovely memories of Uncle Conn over the years when he came home to belfast to visit, especially when I visited his home on Canada 1989, all so kind, warm & generous. These memories I will always cherish, rest in peace Uncle Conn, St Faustina Pray for him xx

Eileen Hillick

February 20, 2021

Condolences on the loss of Uncle Con, a true gentleman with a big heart. My favorite memory was our first summer in Canada he and Aunt Anna took my sister Martine and I to the CNE, and later that night showing us all the tricks his beloved dog Midnight could do. You will be missed. Go with God xx

Francine Lawlor ( mc ilroy)

February 20, 2021

What an absolute gentleman
I had the pleasure of meeting a few years back in Belfast when he was over visiting my aunt Mary mc cullough his sister,
Am sure he will be missed so much by his family,
Ps. I hope he passed down the George best limited addition £5 note I give him ❤️
#legend

Anna Dioszegi

February 20, 2021

I extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family. May the soul of your father be at peace with our Heavenly Father.

Anna Maria Dioszegi

Lily Magee

February 20, 2021

Conn
I am very sad that you are gone but I know you are in Heaven and happy with your late wife Anna and all the family.
Deep are the memories, precious they stay,
no passing of time can take them away.
There are no tomorrows for us to share
but yesterday's memories will always be there.
Always loved and dearly missed
Your sister Lily xxx
Our Lady of Knock pray for him



Bernadette Magee

February 20, 2021

Conn
We are all very sad at your passing but we know you are happy now with all your loved ones. We will always remember you as a lovely Uncle who was always very gentle and had a smile and time for everyone.
We recall our happy times together and the little trips around the Irish coast and to Donegal. We had some laughs.
You will always be loved and dearly missed by all your family from Ireland.
The Magee Family

Jacqui Magee

February 18, 2021

I'm soo blessed to have had an Uncle
Like you Uncle Conn. I treasure the memories
I have of when you came home to Ireland.
Especially Our Trips to Sligo and lunch
at Horitios. Your jokes were always funny. You always brought a smile to all Our faces. I miss you but I know
We will meet again. Rest in peace Uncle Conn
xx❤⚘

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY