McCONNELL, William Douglas “Doug”

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Born on January 30, 1943. Passed away on May 31, 2024.

Passed away peacefully at Anam Cara House Colac aged 81. Dearly loved Husband of Margaret “Maggie.” Loved Father of Ian, Vicki and Alice. Cherished Grandad Doug of Angus and Kieran; Erin and Jacinta; Abigail, Samuel and Alexander. Much loved family member of relatives near and far and friend to many.

Funeral Notice

Service: Saturday June 22, 2024

A Celebration of the life of Mr. William “Doug” McConnell will be held in the “Chalet Room” at Star of the Sea Guest House 59 Noel Street, Apollo Bay on Saturday June 22nd 2024 commencing at 11.00 a.m.

In accordance with Doug’s wishes a private cremation has been held.

For those who are unable to attend, Doug’s celebration of life will be live streamed, click here to view the live stream.

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  1. What a pleasure to have known Doug and what sadness that he is gone. A very special man.
    Anastasia Spathis

    Anastasia Spathis June 14 2024 10:23 pm
  2. Doug was so good at keeping the McConnell family history alive and treasured. He connected our generation of far flung cousins so effectively over the years and I am very grateful for that.
    My siblings and I were amongst the youngest of our generation for the McConnell family and Doug was a cousin who featured in my life from a young age. We both grew up in the Castlemaine area and our age difference is not very big. I remember Doug jogging around the Castlemaine area well before jogging became very fashionable, he kept himself so fit.
    I also remember Doug having a teaching practicum at Castlemaine High School before he switched to his area of passion, geology. Doug never lost his passion for geology, a walk on the beach at Marengo became a geology lesson when we visited Doug and Marg. How wonderful to love your profession so much that you never tire of it.
    Doug along with Marg always made us feel welcome at his home, a conversation was Doug was pleasurable and easy.
    He will be missed by his cousins.

    Lois & Noel Cawthan June 16 2024 3:21 pm
  3. We’ve known Doug and Marg for 30 years, on Magnetic Island and the Atherton Tablelands. Doug was a friend and very important to us. He was a gentle and relaxed person who always appreciated walks, that with Doug always ended over the next hill. He never tired of learning and of good discussion about a range of topics. In recent years we loved talking to Doug and Marg about books, politics and just about everything. He will be missed by us. Our thoughts are with Marg and the family.

    Phil and Selina Hale June 17 2024 9:37 am
  4. I met Doug and Marg in 2019 while researching the geology of the Otway Coast shoreline. It was the beginning of a new adventure for me and also Doug and Marg I am sure. I feel so greatful to have had Doug as a mentor and to call both Doug and Marg dear friends. Bless you Doug, you’re forever in my heart and thoughts, Tim G.

    Tim Godfrey June 17 2024 12:08 pm

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