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James 'Jim' Francis O'Connor

June 8, 1948 ~ July 28, 2022 (age 74)


O'CONNOR, James Francis 

Suddenly at home from cardiac arrest on Thursday, July 28, 2022,age 74. Jim was the beloved husband of Marie Elizabeth O'Connor (predeceased 2020), father of Rob O'Connor (predeceased 1989) and Clay Morin (predeceased 2020), grandfather of Nuin-Tara Morin, and best uncle and godfather of Jason Olver. He also leaves behind to mourn him his in-laws Kathy and Bob Green. The eldest of ten siblings, Jim was born into a 4th generation Otonabee farm family, the son of Joe and Camilla O'Connor (both predeceased). He taught for many years in grade schools in the Peterborough and Durham Separate School Boards and was known as a gifted teacher who went the extra mile for his students. Although he loved teaching Jim was never happier than when he was working on the land atop his favourite IH tractor. His smile and sense of humour will be remembered always by those who loved him. In keeping with Jim's wishes, cremation has taken place. A funeral mass will be held at St. Joseph's Church, Douro, on Friday, August 12 at 11 a.m. Interment at St. Peter's Cemetery at a later date. In Jim's memory donations to St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Douro, or Community Care Peterborough would be appreciated by the family, and can be made through HIGHLAND PARK FUNERAL CENTRE 2510 Bensfort Rd., Peterborough ON K9J 1C5\]




Memorial Mass
August 12, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Joseph's Church, Douro

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