John “J.P.” Connolly, a veteran of Canada’s aftermarket, passed away April 27 at Southlake hospital in Newmarket, following emergency surgery after suffering a heart attack.
Connolly, who had been with filter supplier G.K. Industries since 2000, most recently as director of sales, had also spent time with Dana Corp. and ITT Automotive.
He was well known for his sense of humour and bright outlook, his love of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Green Bay Packersk, and will be missed by his many friends in the aftermarket.
He is survived by wife Mary Theresa and children David and Caitlin.
Services are scheduled as follows:
Visitation will be on May 1 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Mackey Funeral Home, 33 Peel Street, Lindsay, Ont.
The Legion will have a short service at 6:45 p.m. on May 1 at the funeral home and the priest will say prayers at 7:00 p.m.
The funeral will be May 2 at 11:00 a.m. St. Mary’s Church, 40 Russell Street East, Lindsay, Ont.
Online condolences can be posted and donations in J.P. Connolly’s name made through http://www.mackeys.ca/ to Royal Canadian Legion Lindsay ON No 67 Sir Sam Hughes Branch, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, or a charity of one’s choosing.