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Norm Connelly

CONNELLY, Norm - Known as Uncle Norm, son of late Owen Connelly and late Viola Connelly passed away on January 21st, 2019 at the age of 89 in Kirkland Lake. Mr. Connelly was the beloved husband of Germaine née Côté, loving father of Gary (Jo-Anne Lanigan) and Nancy (Paul Laplante) dear grandfather of Alexandra (Kristopher Sass) Shawn (Janie Chaloux), Kevin (Karine Langlois), Vanessa (Raphaël Campagna) and great grandfather of Jacob, Samuelle, Liticia, Emrik, Charles, Liam and James, brother of Cliff, Mildred, Don (Liliane) Wayne (Regina), Owen (Sharon), brother in law of René Côté and Colombe Lehoux, uncle of many nephews and nieces and friend to numerous people. Norm was a renowned hockey player, he played for the Rouyn Flashes. He was a respected business man in his various enterprises (Phil & Norm Men’s Clothing Store, Pioneer Tavern, Tavern Au Gobelet, North-Western Hockey School, Labatt Distributor for 25 years in Northern Quebec, Teck News Agency, Arcon Insurance and partner with his brothers in Connelly Motors and many others. Norm was involved in a lot of social and community activities. (Food Bank, Harmony House, Fourth degree Knights of Columbus, Fund raiser for the Health Centre, Fund raiser for the renewal of the rooms at the Kirkland and district Hospital, Administrator on the board of the Kirkland and District Hospital, Administrator on the board of the Kirkland and District Community Development Corp (Board) and many others. The family wishes to thank all the personal of Teck Pioneer Residence, residence that he called home for 5 years. The family welcomed friends at the FRENCH FAMILY FUNERAL HOME (111 Burnside Drive, Kirkland Lake, ON P2N 3P9) on Thursday, January 24 from 2-4p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass was held on Friday, January 25th at 11a.m. at the Assomption Church. Interment in Rouyn Noranda at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Assomption Church (50 Kirkpatrick Street, Kirkland Lake, ON P2N 2H3), Kirkland & District Hospital Foundation (145 Government Road East, Kirkland Lake, ON P2N 3P4) or Teck Pioneer Residence (145 A Government Road East, Kirkland Lake, ON P2N 3P4) would be gratefully appreciated. Condolences may be made online at www.frenchfamily.ca13322951
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Posted by Lyse Lapointe (Church friend) On Monday, January 28, 2019
Norm me manquera beaucoup aux messes de l'eglise Assomption. Il etait toujours gentil, accueillant, chaleureux. Prends soin de toi Germaine.
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Posted by Richard Buell (professional acquaintance) On Friday, January 25, 2019
Remembering Norm . . . all the help he provided over the years while I was reporting at the KL newspaper and writing histories of the KL hockey community. Thank you Norm . . . rest in peace.

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