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James Benson Conn (1904-1962)

Highlights of History from The Whitehorse Star

The Whitehorse Pioneer Cemetery

The Whitehorse Star - Thursday, June 14, 1962


    James Benson Conn, 58, a resident of Whitehorse for several years, was found dead Tuesday night on a little-used road north of Camp Takhini. Mr. Conn was employed at 17 Works Company RCEME and lived at 505 Ogilvie Street.

    RCMP said yesterday there was no indication of foul play and it is believed death was due to natural causes. The dead man was found lying on the road that leads past the dumpgrounds, near the rifle range. He was about one-half-a-mile south of the point at which his pickup truck had been abandoned.

    Mr. Conn was reported missing at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday by a neighbour, Alex McNeil. He was found at 6:30 in the evening.

    A former hockey coach in the senior league, Mr. Conn had played top calibre hockey outside in his younger years. He was an ardent fisherman and hunter, spending most weekends in the out-of-doors.

    He is survived by his wife in Toronto, a son who is a flying officer in the RCAF at Cold Lake and by two brothers in Ontario.

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