Eric Connell

Obituary of Eric Grant Connell


Eric Connell

1954 - 2021

It is with deep sorrow and sadness that we announce the passing of our father, brother and friend, Eric Grant Connell.

Eric was born on March 27th, 1954 and passed away peacefully at the RUH in Saskatoon on January 3rd, 2021, at the age of 66.

Eric’s memory will be cherished by his loving family:

His children: Cheryl Connell, Tara (Peter) Rodier, Robert (Lauren) Connell and Nicholas (Kayla) Connell.

His Grandchildren: Jordan and Jessica (Cheryl), Austin, Mathew and Katelyn (Tara), Siannah and Nash (Robert) and Jack (Nicholas).

His Siblings: Ken (Linda) Connell, Neil (Marge) Connell, Eileen Sue (Tim) Heisler, and Doug (Carol) McCallum.

His Nieces and Nephews: Cameron Connell, Matthew (Amanda) Heisler, Adam (Nadia) Heisler, Scott (Christie) Connell, Lee (Lisa) Connell, Katie (Jeremy) Ledding, Jason (Sheila) Byers, Lindsay (Trevor) Byers and Kent Byers.

As well as too many friends to count.

Eric is predeceased by his father, Robert Connell, his stepfather Ken McCallum, his stepsister Patricia Byers and his mother Erika McCallum.

Eric will be remembered for his full of life personality that shined every time he smiled and laughed. He had a love of baseball, hockey, fishing, golfing, and played a mean game of Kaiser. Eric spent most summers with his family at their beloved cabin at Jackfish Lake, where he was famous for his home-made BBQ sauce, and could usually be found on his boat or enjoying the beach with friends and his children.

As per Eric’s wishes, there will be no service or memorial held in his memory. In place of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Eric’s honour to Alcoholics Anonymous at

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