William (Bill) Alfred McConnachie

We sadly announce the passing of Bill to the other side on October 24th, 2011. He was born in Penticton, B.C. on April 25th, 1933.

Bill was a long time member of the Operating Engineers Union. He was born to be a cowboy, so he rode the modern horse, the excavator. He was a long time member of AA and helped establish the Fruitvale Group. He semi-retired to the Parksville area in 1991 and became known as “The Chicken Grandpa”. Surviving him are wife Gail McConnachie, son Bill (Margo), daughter Debbie, step daughter Andrea (Jamie), brother Ted (Paula), Uncle Jack, 12 wonderful grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He had many special friends and extended family members.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Bigelow, the Hospitalists, and especially the staff on the 4th floor of the Nanaimo Regional Hospital for their great care and compassion.

He will be greatly missed by his family, many friends and members in AA.

A private family service will be

arranged at a later date.


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