Michael Gerald Connolly

Michael Gerald Connolly of Genelle passed away peacefully on June 18, 2015 at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. Mike was born June 11, 1934 in Clarke City, Quebec.

He worked 44 years in construction as a Crane Operator. His trade took him to every province across Canada, including the Northern regions. In his spare time he loved woodwork, making bird houses for God’s little creatures as he called them. He really enjoyed cooking; especially seafood. Mike loved fishing and hunting and was also very witty. He loved to laugh and make other people laugh with his Irish sense of humor.

Michael is predeceased by his parents Anna and Jerry Connolly, son Lee, sisters Kay, Patricia, Jocelyn and brother Harry. He is survived by his loving wife of 26 years Louise Riley, brother Jerry of Montreal, sister Ruth of Carolina, son Kelly (Kim) and 2 granddaughters Kodi and Kaci.

As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made in Michael’s name to a charity of your choice.

A Memorial Service will be held at Carberry’s Chapel on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 10:30 a.m., with Father Bart van Roijen, Celebrant. Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with the arrangements.


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