Obituary of G. Blaine Connolly
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With great sadness, we announce the passing of G. Blaine Connolly, 62, of Kitchener, Ontario on May 26, 2023 at St. Marys Hospital.
Blaine was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia to Dennis and Mary (nee Gallant) Connolly on May 19, 1961. He went to high school at St. Jerome’s and graduated in 1979. He graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University in Political Science in 1982.
Blaine spent 40 years working, teaching, and leading in Real Estate. Blaine was also involved in many different organizations including the KW Business Club, not-for-profit community housing, and he was heavily involved in the PC Provincial Elections.
Blaine married the love of his life in 1989 and welcomed his 2 girls, Natasha in 1995 and Kaitlyn in 2003. For many years he spent weekends and holidays in his favourite place, the family cottage by Lake of Bays in Muskoka. Blaine loved his family and was proud of his Maritime heritage.
Blaine is survived by his wife Patricia Connolly (nee Lamers), his daughters Natasha Presley (Ryan) and Kaitlyn Connolly, siblings Jim Connolly (Esther Enns), Denise Woynillowicz (Joe) and Deb Connolly. Proud grandfather of William and Rose Presley and uncle to many, many nieces and nephews.
Blaine is preceded in death by his parents Dennis (2010) and Mary Connolly (2014), and his brother Michael Connolly (2022).
Visitation will be held at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., on Thursday, June 1, 2023 from 2–4 p.m. and 7–9 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 148 Madison Ave. S., Kitchener on Friday, June 2, 2023 at 10am, with Father Brian Quigley officiating.
Condolences for the family and, in lieu of flowers, donations to Ray of Hope Community Centre or Canadian Mental Health Association may be arranged through the funeral home at www.erbgood.com