Kathleen 'Catherine' Connolly

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Kathleen 'Catherine' Connolly

February 28, 1936 - October 3, 2020

Born and raised in Curling, NL, Kathleen passed away suddenly in her 85th year at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Peterborough, ON. She was predeceased by her husband James Connolly, her daughter Maureen, son Todd, grandson Scott, her parents Stephen and Florence Staples, and her sisters Marie MacNutt and Margaret Lee.
Left to mourn with fond and loving memories, are her sons Stephen (Lorraine), James (Darlene), Thomas and Robert; granddaughters Laura and Jessy; grandsons David, Carson and Paul; great grandson Kayden, great granddaughter Willow; her sisters Imelda Staples, Marion Playter (Laurie), Joan Wells (Randy); her brothers Gregory Staples (Shirley), John Staples (Maxine) and a large circle of friends, nieces and nephews.
Kay, your fun loving personality will always be remembered by us all.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to MacCoubrey Funeral Home, Cobourg, ON.
At Kay’s request there will be a private family graveside service to take place at a later date at St. Michael’s cemetery in Cobourg, ON.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to a charity of your choice.

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MESSAGES OF CONDOLENCE / DONATIONS

Martha Stewart - October 23, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Catherine Burne - October 10, 2020

My deepest sympathies to Kay's family. Kay was a lovely, caring person who loved her family. I will remember her with fondness as a lady who cared about her friends and did her best to keep my spirits up in these challenging times. Keep the happy memories of the times you shared with Kay in your heart. May she rest in peace.

Maxine Staples - October 8, 2020

Thank you to Kay's friends who have offered heartwarming expressions of sympathy. Kay's circle of friends was wide and to read the special messages showed how much she meant to each of you. She was loved and will be missed. Maxine and John

Beth H - October 8, 2020

Kay, you will be missed. I corralled you into volunteering at the Concert Hall and you always showed up with a smile and kind words - and the best Christmas sweaters. The Hall is a little sadder today - my sincere condolences to your family.

Eleanor Abramczyk - October 8, 2020

We sat at the same table as Kay at the free Seniors Entertainment & Lunch at the Library, with entertainment, speakers, bingo, games, and lives animals, etc. We also met at the free Seniors Wellness & Lunch events, with seminars from lawyers, police, etc. This was before all the restrictions we must now endure. Kay was always positive and pleasant. God Bless!

Sherry Gibson - October 7, 2020

On behalf of the staff at Legion Village, our deepest condolences for your loss. Kay was an integral part of the Village community and had an innate sense of when to be serious and when to kick loose and have fun. She spoke very fondly of her family and her east coast heritage I will miss her kind words of support. A beautiful lady.

Mary Staples Kelly - October 7, 2020

Deepest Sympathy to you Marion and your sisters, brothers and families on the passing of your dear sister Kay. She was obviously a wonderful, caring, Christian woman who has touched many lives in a positive way. We, your cousins, Sylvia, Carol Ann, Mary, Dave, Joe, Gerry and families are with you in spirit and prayer. May she rest in peace in her eternal home.

Florence Femiak - October 6, 2020

My deepest sympathy to the family on the passing of your Mom...she was a lovely friendly lady here at Legion Village....always had a hello and smile to everyone.....and will be greatly missed....and we all will meet again one day ....

Kevin Deck - October 6, 2020

To Kay's family. So sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. She was a lovely lady and will be missed. Sincerely, Kevin Deck KD Handyman Services

Bonnie Lingard - October 6, 2020

Condolences to Kay's family and friends. Have many fond memories of the good times we all had in the pub here at Legion Village.She will be truly missed. RIP my friend.

Sandy Graham - October 6, 2020

My sincere condolences to Kay’s family who meant so much to her. She was a great friend who shared so much of herself. She is gone too suddenly and too soon.❤️❤️

Marilyn Belanger - October 6, 2020

To the family and friends of Kay, She will be missed here at Legion Village. She always had a smile and a greeting for everyone and we will miss our little friend from Newfoundland. R I P Kay.

The MacNutts - October 6, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Mike and Kelly Wood - October 6, 2020

I was so saddened to hear of Kay's passing. Our thoughts and prayers go to all her family at this difficult time.

Corey - October 6, 2020

To the family and friends of Kay We have heavy hearts and a few tears hearing of Kay's passing Kay always had a smile and good conversation when she came to the salon. We will miss her terribly. RIP Kay Topcuts Hair Salon staff

Martha Stewart - October 5, 2020

Dear Jim,Stephen,Marion and extended Connolly family it’s with a heavy heart when I heard of my dear friend’s passing ,I send my condolences ,your Mom was my very best friend and confidant ,and I am going to miss her so very much ,She was a special lady and I loved her like a sister ,RIP my friend

Therese May - October 5, 2020

My deepest sympathy on the passing of dear Kay. I used to see her at Mass and when she lived in the apartment on King St. Always a smile and kind words. RIP dear lady.

Theresa Smith - October 5, 2020

Kay will be truly missed by so many at Legion Village Kay always had a smile for everyone my deepest sympathy to all her family Love Theresa Smith

Audrey Molenaar - October 5, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Audrey Molenaar - October 5, 2020

Kay and I were best friends for many years had so much fun trips to Florida long walks and longer talks so going to miss her Deepest sympathy to all of her family

Carol Lawrence - October 5, 2020

I am a neighbor of Kay here on the 3rd floor of Legion Village, however she was several doors away from me. A great person and oh so much fun I was shocked to hear of her passing. I extend my love and sincere sympathy to all of you at this very difficult time. Carol

Maggie Mckessick - October 5, 2020

Condolences on your loss. Have lots of great memories of Kay here at Legion Village dancing and enjoying the monthly birthday party.