O’CONNELL, James Séamus
August 27, 2020

1937-2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of James Séamus O’Connell, at Lakeshore General Hospital, on August 27, 2020 at the age of 83. Beloved husband of the late Ursula Swift O’Connell. He will be sadly missed by his daughter Laura, daughter-in-law Julie, son Derek, granddaughters Kayleigh Anne and Anaïs, devoted partner Doris Steen, siblings in Ireland, many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

A gathering will take place at Voluntas, 4695 St-Jean Blvd., Dollard-des-Ormeaux (514-695-7979, voluntas.ca), on Monday September 21, from 10-11 a.m., a service at 11 a.m., followed by a reception. The private inurnment at Notre-Dame-des-Neiges will take place the same day. Special thanks to the Lakeshore ICU staff for the quality of their care. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lakeshore General Hospital would be appreciated

 

 

You Tube link for live stream of service.

https://youtu.be/i2uFKJUKuCk

 

Visitation

Voluntas commemoration

4695 Boul. St-Jean, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Qc H9H 2A7

Monday September 21, from 10-11 a.m., a service at 11 a.m.

37 responses

  1. Ray Murphy Drimnagh Dublin Ireland

    August 28, 2020 at 5:12 pm

    We’ll miss you Uncle Jim
    Sleep Well ❤️

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  2. Susan manley

    August 28, 2020 at 5:43 pm

    Those we love don’t go away ,
    They walk beside us every day,
    Unseen, Unheard , but always near .
    Still loved , still missed and very dear .
    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal ,
    Love leaves a memory no one can steal .

    Sleep well and be at peace u cake Jim
    Codladh go Maith Séamus

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  3. jim o connell

    August 28, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    R.I.P. Uncle Jim

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    • Peter G Murphy

      September 21, 2020 at 4:30 pm

      Met Seamus through a mutual friend and at that time he was doing some work for Standard Life about twenty five years ago. Over the years we developed a great friendship. Went golfing with him in Malone NY and that time he brought along Ursula and had a great time. Also, golfed with him here in Montreal. I will miss him and our great friendship. May he rest in peace.

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  4. Sharon Ralph /Giles

    August 28, 2020 at 7:37 pm

    Good night and god bliss Uncle Jim ❤

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  5. Ed Rubin

    August 28, 2020 at 7:51 pm

    RIP Seamus. Will miss you dear friend. Say hi to Joy up there!

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  6. Teresa (O’Neill) Gervais

    August 28, 2020 at 9:02 pm

    I have many wonderful memories of Jim. I loved babysitting for him & Ursula in the mid ‘70’s. My thoughts & prayers are with Laura, Derek & families. R.I.P Jim. Until we meet again!

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  7. Daniel O'Connell

    August 28, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    Rest Easy Uncle.

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  8. Colette griffin

    August 28, 2020 at 10:44 pm

    The world is just not the same without you Jim. So many precious memories with you and Ursula. Laura and Derek my love.

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  9. Kat van Lammeren and Chris Beynon

    August 28, 2020 at 10:46 pm

    For Laura, Julie, Anaïs, and family, my deepest condolences on the loss of your dear Father. You are in our hearts.

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  10. Annette Murphy Shortt

    August 29, 2020 at 4:21 am

    Rest easy Uncle Jim you were larger than life, I will always remember the excitement of going to the airport to to meet you when you and Ursala came to visit…. and when you surprised me by coming to my job when I worked in the Gresham. Thinking of you Laura, Derek and families. May your dad be at peace now.

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  11. Ursula Brady / Giles

    August 29, 2020 at 4:22 am

    We will miss you uncle jim rip♥️❤

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  12. Matty&Rose O'Connell

    August 29, 2020 at 5:28 am

    Rest in peace Big Brother, my last sight of you was waving goodbye as the cruise ship sailed down the Liffey.Never to be forgotten JIM. Love you ❤❤❤Matty&Rose.

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  13. Matty&Rose O'Connell.

    August 29, 2020 at 5:31 am

    Rest in peace Big Brother, my last sight of you was waving goodbye as the cruise ship sailed down the Liffey.Never to be forgotten JIM. Love you ❤❤❤Matty&Rose.

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  14. Allan Bray

    August 29, 2020 at 10:01 am

    I will miss you old friend, we had some good time, until we meet again. Am sure you are a lot happier were you are than the hospital.

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  15. Colleen @ Paul

    August 29, 2020 at 11:24 am

    When I think of Uncle Jim it brings back childhood memories of Sunday visits with your Mom. I would sit in the living room and chat with your parents. Those were happy times for everyone. That is the memory I hold onto when thinking about our parents. The happy times! The good times!
    Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Thinking of you Laura, Derek and families.

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  16. John Berigan and family

    August 29, 2020 at 1:08 pm

    Rest in peace cousin

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  17. Bernadette & Patrick Short

    August 29, 2020 at 2:04 pm

    R.I.P. Seamus from your Beaconsfield friends

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  18. Elaine Dwyer

    August 29, 2020 at 2:50 pm

    RIP Uncle Jim I hope you are in a better place now with no more pain ❤️ thinking of you Laura and Derek at this sad time xx please know your Irish Family are with you in spirit

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  19. Dorothy Steen

    August 29, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    My family and I will miss you immensely each and every day. Sweetheart, I am happy that you got your wish to be with Jesus and are free at last. xxx

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  20. Stephen Murphy Dublin Ireland

    August 29, 2020 at 4:33 pm

    RIP Uncle Jim

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  21. P.E. Blitt

    August 29, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    I have known Seamus for over 50 years. Every encounter, every meeting with him was a pleasurable experience. The first time he walked into my law office, he looked and spoke like the actor Liam Neeson. This memory of him will remain with me for the rest of my life. I will sorely miss him and may his memory be a blessing.

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    • Dorothy (Doris)

      August 29, 2020 at 11:12 pm

      Thank you for loving him and advising him as his lawyer

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  22. Seamus & Breeda Moore, Dublin

    August 30, 2020 at 5:28 am

    Deepest sympathy to Annette and all the O’Connell family

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  23. Siobhan and Fergal Mahon

    August 30, 2020 at 8:30 am

    Rest easy Uncle Jim
    Sending love and thoughts to Laura and Derek at this very sad time xx
    Siobhan and Fergal

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  24. Frances

    August 30, 2020 at 9:48 am

    So many great memories. Thank you and Ursula for being wonderful hosts on our visits. Love you, from your little sister Fran x

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  25. Alan Lazarus

    August 30, 2020 at 11:45 am

    Dear Jim, I always loved talking to you and appreciated your great sense of humour and listening to your Irish accent as you and Ursula would recount your trips back home. I will never forget the time that Laura said to me, “Alan can you do your impersonation of my dad for him”. I remember after you said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. I feel richer for having known you! Love Alan

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  26. Réal Du Temple

    August 30, 2020 at 5:18 pm

    I have known James for 20+ years on a professional basis and always enjoyed our lunches, telephone calls and meetings together.

    I do understand at this stage of his life he was ready to go on to his next journey.

    To all of his family, I know the loss of his physical appearance will be missed but the memories and his spirit will last forever.

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  27. Richard White

    August 30, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    Laura and Derek, my sympathies to the family. I have good memories of your father. He was always polite and had a lot of class. He kept his Irish accent and it was nice to hear. You were good neighbours to us.

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  28. Margaret McKee

    August 31, 2020 at 12:42 pm

    Laura , Anais, Julie and families. . Thinking of you during this difficult time. Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your Dad. Granddad and Father-in- law.

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  29. Julie Manske

    August 31, 2020 at 12:59 pm

    Jim was a great father in law, he shared many great stories of his life in Ireland and was a lover of soccer. Every time we called he was usually watching soccer or reading the paper. Jim and Ursula raised my beautiful partner Laura….I know she was loved immensely. Jim was like a Dad to me and I will miss him. Xo. Rest In Peace.

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  30. Michele Weininger

    August 31, 2020 at 5:26 pm

    Many childhood memories come to mind of both our families. He is out of pain but always in our hearts. My condolences to Laura, Derek and the extended family and friends. My parents send their love. (They don’t have internet so I am writing on their behalf!) ❤❤ virtual hugs to you, my little sister.

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  31. Valerie Robb-McKay

    September 2, 2020 at 9:28 am

    Seamus was a great friend to my parents and we loved him like an adopted Uncle. On behalf of the Robb family, our sincerest condolences to Doris and the O’Connell family in Canada and Ireland. We have so many great memories of family gathering were you joined us and were a welcomed part of our family. Thank you for enriching our lives with your Irish humor and friendship. Rest in peace xoxo

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  32. Laura O'Connell

    September 2, 2020 at 4:36 pm

    Dad,
    My heart aches at the thought of not having you around anymore, hearing your voice, your laughter.
    I am truly blessed to have had such a wonderful, and caring Father. Anaȉs will certainly miss her Pappi. You were such a devoted Grandfather. May you be at peace now Dad, you will not be forgotten. Please say hello to Mom, for us.
    Your Forever Daughter Always, Laura. xo

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  33. Brenda and John O'Shaughnessy

    September 10, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    thinking of you Laura and Derek, and your families, at this sad time. uncle Jim may you rest in peace.

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  34. Lewis and Vivian Fitzpatrick

    September 21, 2020 at 9:04 am

    Seamus we will always have fond memories of you. Our sincere sympathy to Laura , Derek and families. and especially to Doris. We send our love.

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  35. Peter G Murphy

    September 21, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    Met Seamus through a mutual friend and at that time he was doing some work for Standard Life about twenty five years ago. Over the years we developed a great friendship. Went golfing with him in Malone NY and that time he brought along Ursula and had a great time. Also, golfed with him here in Montreal. I will miss him and our great friendship. May he rest in peace.

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