Bernie Connolly

Obituary of Bernie Connolly

I have passed away on December 6, 2022 at the Halifax Infirmary after a short battle with cancer. My body has left this earth, and I am now a spirit in the sky, Yahoo! I was born in 1951, in Halifax, and my parents were James and Mildred Connolly, who have predeceased me. It is not easy writing your own obituary, but I thought I may as well as I had nothing else to do. Actually, I am playing a CD by Hall and Oates and one of the songs is “Say It Isn’t So”. Well, it is so – I am on another journey and only God knows where. I wish I knew so I could pack appropriate clothing as it could be very hot or very nice, if you catch my drift. I hope by reading this, as you sit in church or wherever, it will bring a smile to your face, and not a tear in your beer. So, what did I do in this life? I worked for 38 years in the insurance industry. My first job was with The Nova Scotia Board of Insurance Underwriters for 2 years, then The Canadian Surety Company for 25 years and finally at Intact Insurance for 13 years. The business was fun back then. We worked hard, had a bowling league, lots of get togethers with reinsurers and those Friday nights at the bar called “My Apartment”. Those were the days! My hobbies included photography, music, bowling, golf, sports, WWE, The Casino and watching my favourite soap, The Young and Restless. With regards to music, I even tried Karaoke. My first hit was “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off” and I have my own DVD singing that song, thanks to Pat Poirier, a friend of mine. They wanted me to go to Nashville to record, but I was too busy bowling, ha, ha. When I retired, I travelled twice to Nashville and twice to Las Vegas. I also went to New Haven, Connecticut to see my favourite band “The Doobie Brothers”. Sometimes I was reluctant to go but looking back it was awesome and magical. All these trips and others were the result of a lot of planning by Ineke, who was my very special friend. I leave behind many friends and relatives who are too numerous to mention, in case I omit someone. I have been cremated (hopefully it is me) and laid to rest with my parents in Gate of Heaven in Lower Sackville. As my friend said, “You are moving back in with the folks”. In my human life, my friends would say, “we call you, but you are never home”. Well, I have a new home now. You can’t call me but come see me. I will always be home. Visitation will be held December 16, 2022 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm in T.J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, 71 McQuade Lake Cres., Halifax. A Funeral service will be held December 17, 2022 at 10am in Saint Benedict Parish, 45 Radcliffe Dr., Halifax. Interment will be Gate of Heaven, Lower Sackville at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Ostomy Halifax Society. Special thank you to the nurses and doctors at the Halifax Infirmary for their excellent care and support.


5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, December 16, 2022
T. J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists
71 McQuade Lake Crescent
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Funeral Mass

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, December 17, 2022
Saint Benedict Parish
45 Radcliffe Drive
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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