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Death of Most Reverend Hubert O’Connor, O.M.I.

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oconnor.jpg(CCCB – Ottawa)... Most Reverend Hubert O’Connor, Bishop Emeritus of Prince George, British Columbia, died on 24 July 2007 from a heart attack at the age of 79.

Born in Huntingdon, Quebec, Bishop O’Connor was a member of the religious community of the Oblate of Mary Immaculate. Ordained to the priesthood in 1955, he mainly exercised his pastoral ministry with Aboriginal communities before being named Bishop of Whitehorse in October 1971. Fifteen years later, in June 1986, he was named Bishop of Prince George, a seat he held until his resignation in July 1991.

Funeral services for Bishop O’Connor will be held on Tuesday, 7 August 2007 at 10:00 a.m., at St. Augustines’s Parish in Vancouver, BC. He will be buried in the Oblates of Mary Immaculate Cemetery in Mission, British Columbia.

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