In Loving Memory Of
Michael “Mike” Charles Connell
1952 ~ 2024

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear brother, Michael “Mike” Charles Connell on Thursday, March 14, 2024, age 71, at the Kenneth E. Spencer Memorial Home in Moncton.

Mike was well liked by the staff and residents at Spencer’s. He always had a smile on his face and loved to make others laugh. He enjoyed travelling around to visit other wings at Spencer’s, playing cards and showing people his musical Christmas gifts and pictures of his trips with his sister, Carolyn. Mike was a bright light in this world, with an adventurous spirit and a positive attitude. He lived in the moment and brought joy to all who knew him. We will miss him deeply.

Born in Moncton, NB, he was the son of the late Gerald and Marie Connell (Fraser). Mike is survived by his two children: Jennifer Connell of Clairville and Corey Connell of Moncton; his grandchildren: Jacob and Jessica; his siblings: Catherine Leger (Ray) of Fredericton, Maureen Edgar of Bouctouche, Bill Connell (Gail) of Moncton, Dorothy Zirpolo (John) of Birch Ridge, Geraldine “Gerry” Boulay (Georges) of Moncton, Mary Connell of Lunenburg, NS, Carolyn Chase (Brian) of Kingston, NS; also by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Thank you to Jeff Carter and his staff for providing Mike a good place to live for over 20 years. Special thanks to Jeff for his continued support and visits throughout the years.

Thank you to Julie Mundle and her staff at Sunset Village. Mike with his irresistible charm and wit gave them a reason to smile when he came wheeling down the hallway to see them each day.

We wish to extend a special thank you to all the staff at Spencer’s Memorial Home. Our family was deeply touched with the compassion and respect that they showed Mike throughout his stay there, especially during his final days.

As per request, there will be no visitation. A Celebration of Life for Mike will be held at Passage Funeral Chapel, 625 Mountain Road, Moncton, NB (506) 855-1145, on Friday, April 5, 2024 at 3pm. A gathering will follow with a light lunch and refreshments.

In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to Kenneth E. Spencer Memorial Home Inc. in Moncton.

The family invites you to sign an online book of condolences at:

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Passage Funeral Co-operative and Cremation Centre

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  1. To the ‘Connell’ family, We were saddened to hear about Mike’s passing. We were told his smile brightened your day as well as all the staff at Spencer’s. May your find comfort in the loving memories you shared. Our thoughts and prayers 🙏 are with you all.

  2. I was so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. You are all in our thoughts.

  3. My December big brother —I wish I had 1/10th of his strength, endurance and humour. December 13 will be celebrated each year till we meet again .

  4. Deepest sympathies to all of Michael’s family. Stephen and Athenia Glidden

  5. To my Friend Mary…….I am sorry for your loss……sending Love to you and your family.

  6. To the Connell family: I would like to express my deepest sympathy on the passing of my cousin Michael. You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  7. Deepest sympathy to the Connell family on the passing of Michael. Sending love and prayers…

  8. Dear Gerry
    So sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. Carter and I send you our heartfelt sympathies to you and all your family. Thinking of you and sending you a big hug during these difficult times.
    Carter and Murielle

  9. My deepest condolences to the Connell family, especially to Carolyn, Brian and the boys. My brief meeting with Michael at my home in Toronto decades ago has always held a special place in my heart. His warm smile and witty spirit will always be remembered. Rest in peace Michael.

  10. 👑Condolences to the family. So very sorry for your loss. See you in the morning Mike👑

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