Connelly, Owen Joseph (Chuck)

On Wednesday, January 10, 2023 after a long and well lived life, Owen Joseph (Chuck) Connelly, beloved husband, dad, grandfather, brother, and friend, passed away. He was eighty. Dad had many loves in his life beginning with growing up in Rouyn-Noranda, the son of the late Owen and Viola Connelly where he was the youngest of 8. He is predeceased by Norm (Germaine), Noreen (Sisters of St. Joseph), Don (Lily) and Doreen (Jean-Guy) and survived by Cliff (Leona), Mildred (Sisters of St. Joseph) and Wayne (Regina).

Owen moved away at a young age to Goderich to chase another love, hockey, but where he met the deepest love of his life, his wife of 60 years Sharon. From there they ended up settling in Sudbury, specifically on Cranbrook Crescent where Neil Diamond or his beloved Detroit Red Wings would often be playing. Cranbrook is a special street with Robinson Playground being an anchor for so many amazing families and friends who would attend his annual Victoria Day fireworks party.  Chuck loved working with his IBEW brothers and playing 9, 18, or even 19 at the Lively Golf Course or having his favorite wings at Eddie’s. A member of St. Patrick’s Parish, Chuck was proud to serve as camera operator for over 15 years for Mass for the Shut-ins. Dad loved us kids Owen (Anna), Lori, Jennifer, and Patrick (Jamie) but probably his 8 grandchildren more, Geordie, Bryston, Mackenzie, Lauren, Matthew, Grace, Sean and Alexis. 

We would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to the ICU Staff of Health Sciences North for their kindness and care of Dad and their compassion for our family. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  


19 Condolences

  1. He was one of the best.
    If you were lucky enough to have known
    him you knew his compassion and
    dedication to caring for everyone he
    befriended. What can be said was he’s
    an example of what a good person should
    aspire to be.
    Missing him.

    By: Bruce Gratto
    January 25, 2023
  2. Sharon, our condolences to you and your family. He was a special friend and we have many fond memories in Goderich!

    Stay well my friend.

    By: John and Carolyn (Dewy) Griffiths
    January 19, 2023
  3. Condolences to Sharon and family. Many wonderful memories of golfing in Blind River, and working at all those various sites as IBEW brothers.
    By: Ray and Lillian Shelsted.

    By: Connelly, Owen
    January 15, 2023
  4. Chuck was such an wonderful IBEW Brother! Sorry to hear he is now gone from us.

    By: Marcia Ranger
    January 14, 2023
  5. I am so sorry to hear that Chuck died. I’ll miss his friendly face at church and on the golf course. Sharon I’m sorry for you and your families great loss.
    Liz Montgomery

    By: Liz Montgomery
    January 13, 2023
  6. Our deepest condolences to the family .

    By: Rick and Rachel Woodcock
    January 13, 2023
  7. Our sincere condolences to the Connelly Family. Chuck was always friendly and had stories of the Robinson playground gang to share.

    By: Maureen and Stephen McLelland
    January 13, 2023
  8. To Sharon and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    May Owen Rest in Peace.

    By: Glenna & Dave Mossman
    January 13, 2023
  9. My deepest condolences to the Connelly family during this difficult time. Always a smile on his face and eager to help, Chuck will be missed but never forgotten. May he Rest in Peace. God speed.

    By: Jeff Kolibash
    January 13, 2023
  10. Sincere condolences to you Sharon and family. We have happy memories of Chuck and for some reason they all seem to have something to do with hockey!

    By: Vicki and John Dale
    January 12, 2023
  11. My sincerely sympathies to Sharon & her family.
    Chuck was a well respected and much loved
    member of our “Mass for Shut-Ins” family. His many hours of volunteer television camera work will never be forgotten nor will his wonderful self. He was a great and lovable man. Thanks for the memories
    Chuck! Rest in peace my friend.

    By: Roseanne Lyons
    January 12, 2023
  12. Mr. Connelly and family were the nicest, coolest neighbors one could have growing up on Cranbrook Cres. A lot of good memories. We were lucky to know Chuck.

    By: Fred Lowes & family
    January 12, 2023
  13. I know how much he was loved, and how much he will be missed. Thoughts and prayers are with all the family.

    By: Paula Macoritto
    January 12, 2023
  14. Sorry for your loss Sharon

    By: Theresa
    January 12, 2023
  15. Very sorry to hear of another senior from Cranbrook passing away. Chuck was always waving whenever I went by and never too busy to stop me and catch up for a few moments when I was visiting at home. Condolences to the Connelly family.

    By: Allan Sporer
    January 12, 2023
  16. A big loss and our deepest sympathy as you carry on without him❤️❤️🎄

    By: Martha and Wayne Stewart
    January 12, 2023
  17. My condolences to the family. He was a kind person and all around good guy.

    By: Tammy
    January 12, 2023
  18. A special friend to our extended family and to the Robinson Subdivision neighbourhood. Godspeed Chuck.

    By: Stephen Vrbanac and Tina Timpano
    January 12, 2023
  19. Thoughts and prayers to the Connelly Family. Mr. Connelly was an integral piece of the make-up of Cranbrook Crescent. Unfortunately they don’t make many like this man anymore.

    By: Jeff Huska
    January 12, 2023

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