Shane Rio MacConnell

Shane Rio MacConnell

Romans 1:16

Shane Rio MacConnell was ushered into heaven by Jesus on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the age of 61.

Left to celebrate his life are his beloved wife, Catherine, his children Tanya (Tony), Marissa (Devon), Justin (Karina), and his 9 grandchildren Taylor, Lily, Owen, Bennett, Nixon, Harley, Caity, Deklan, and Autumn.

Born in Vancouver, BC to Rio (deceased) and Margaret, Shane was the oldest of 5 children: Shelley (Brian), Kim (Al), Lance, and Vince (Bettina). Shane worked at Coast Paper in Vancouver, BC, for 15 years where he met his bride, the love of his life, Catherine. From truck driver to framer to carpenter to jack of all trades, Shane spent his last years working for Highland Valley Copper Teck in Logan Lake, BC.

Shane will always be remembered for his bear hugs, roaring laugh, piercing blue eyes, and infectious smile. He loved cooking, fishing, hunting, camping, ATVing, and music, but most of all, spending time with his family and friends.

We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of love people have shown us through kind words, messages, stories of Shane, food, offers of babysitting, and mostly your prayers. Shane loved his Lord and Savior and it was evident in his life. He loved people without judging; he was able to show grace but never faltered from his beliefs. He loved his wife, children, and grandchildren fiercely. He will be greatly missed.

A special thank-you from Shane’s family to Highland Valley, United Steel Workers 7619, Kamloops RCMP (Vicky), Victim Services (Eldon, Taylor), Alternative Funeral Services Armstrong, and our church family at Pleasant Valley Church.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 19, 2017 at Pleasant Valley Church in Vernon, BC. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at

Cremation arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES® Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866

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