James
Jim was born on October 19, 1928, the sixth of eleven children of Peter and Grace McConnachie. Jim is survived by his wife Ronnie, his daughter, Laura, his daughter Veronica, son-in-law, Bill Jones, his grandsons Andrew, Cameron and Nicholas Jones, his son James and his fiancée, Laurie Chavez, Laurie's daughters, Krista, Lauren, and Marissa, his brother Tom, his sisters Grace and Ann and his beloved dogs Roddie and Maggie. Jim was an AYSO Coach to many of Westchester's young men, coached soccer at Loyola Marymount University and also coached such teams as the Yugoslavians. Cards and letters can be sent to the McConnachie Family at 6547 West 81st Street, Los Angeles, California 90045. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to either the St. Jude Children's Hospital at www.StJude.org or the Macular Degeneration Foundation in support of the Retina Vitreous Associates Medical Group at www.eyesight.org.

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  1. My deepest sympathy to all the McConnachie family. The Kentwood morning streets are darker and sadder without the light step and cheerful greeting of Jim’s voice and the sight of him, Maggie & Roddie coming out of the early morning mist on their A.M. walk.

  2. Uncle Jim was one of the nicest and kindest gentlemen I have ever met. We will miss him dearly. Our thoughts and prayers with all the family

  3. A kind and wonderful man with a great sense of humor. He was (papa) to my daughter and a great firend to me. Mr. Mack will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Mc Connachie family.

  4. One doesn’t rise to the top without standing on the shoulders of giants. Jim, thanks for the lift. You were one of the most influential persons in my life. My deepest condolences to your family.

  5. We will always remember your sense of humor, strong Scottish accent and your champagne. You will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  6. Laura: I am so sorry for your loss. I can’t fathom what you and your family are going through. Your dad will truly be missed and I just want to say that I had the great privilege of meeting him at one of the football games. Just remember that your dad is up there with our Heavenly Father and looking down on you and your family. I will continue on praying for you and your family for strength during these difficult times. God Bless you and your family and remember to stay strong. Lots of Love, Grace

  7. To the McConnachie Family , My deepest condolences, thoughts, and prayers go out to the entire McConnachie Family and Friends…Mr. Mac was a influential person to me in my life, small in stature but the biggest man I ever met…Mr. Mac was very proud of his Family and would constantly talk about all of them especially the Grandchildren…When we spent time together he taught me many things about life and I’m a better person for it… I will miss you Mr. Mac !! Thank you for being a good Friend !!

  8. Ronnie and Family, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow With Love, Maritza, Jordan, Diamond, & Hermina (The Cains)

  9. Our sincerest sympathies to the entire McConnachie family, including Veronica and Bill Jones and their children, Andrew, Cameron and Nicholas Jones.

  10. What a wonderful man we have all losted. He will be truly missed. Especially by our daughter that became an honoray Granddaughter. She loved it when he would come to her soccer games and told her she was “Magic”. Our family has been blessed to have known such a wonderful gentleman.We love you Papa

  11. To Aunt Ronnie and family, words don’t come easy at a time like this but we want you to know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. We had so much respect and love for Uncle Jim and have great memories of the times we had the pleasure of being in his company. We know that he rests in peace, all our love,

  12. He was a lovely man and will be eternally missed by the great many people, who have had the privelidge of knowing him in his life.

  13. The entire McConnachie and Jones families are in our thoughts and prayers. Jim was an awesome man…he will be missed by many. Hugs and love from Arizona.

  14. Ronnie and Family. Our thoughts are with all of you at this most difficult time. We are all so lucky to have known Jim. He was such a gentle, unassuming, warm, and loving man who always had kind words and a great laugh. We will miss him but know his spirit will live on in all of us who were fortunate enough to have been touched by him. Much love to all of you.

  15. To Ronnie and the entire McConnachie Family, Our thoughts have been with you and your family throughout this difficult time. Jim was one of the gentlest souls I have come to know and I can still hear his wonderful laugh and see his smile. With all of our Love, The Jones Family, Rick, Janet, Matthew and Malia

  16. Dear Ronnie, Veronica, Laura and Jamie – Our love and thoughts are with you all during this sad time. He was such a wonderful man. Let your pride in the man he was fill your hearts. I didn’t get to see him often, but know he was a man of true aloha. Lots of love and aloha to all of you. The Powell Ohana (Family) David, Janet, Tyler & Spencer

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