Mark John Connolly
Mark John Connolly, aged 69 years of Moose Jaw, SK passed away on Thursday, August 19th, 2021 after a courageous battle with leukemia. Mark is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Rachel; sons, Joey (Stacey) and Patrick; grandchildren: McKenzie, Carter, Peytan, and Dane; sisters, Lynne (Carl) Graham and Carol Tunnah; brother, Jeff (Shirley); as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, John and Mary Connolly; special aunt and uncle, Kay and Edward “Ted” Lloyd; sister, Elaine Connolly (Lennox); and brother, Lloyd Connolly.
Mark was a long-time Dallas Cowboy and Vancouver Canucks fan. He enjoyed long walks, Sudoku, watching TV and playing Poker Lotto. Mark had a lengthy career at Crystal Glass as a glazier. He enjoyed meeting the customers and was always up for a good visit. He was fortunate to have his long-time friend Dick Legare as his co-worker at Crystal Glass.
In keeping with Mark’s wishes, no Funeral Service will be held. In lieu of flowers, hug your family, take them out for a meal, and enjoy the day. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. James Murdock, Funeral Director 306-693-4550
I knew Mark from working with him cladding windows with his brother Lloyd and Mike Ryan. I had seen him lot’s at crystal glass when a windshield needed to be replace or passing by on the road in the shop truck. He was a good listener but also could be very funny and witty . And if his brother Lloyd was around we would raze him about his Edmonton Oilers we would laugh as Lloyd would try to defend them good times. I also knew Teddy and Kay they where my neighbors and Marks mom and dad. Mark was a very good man sorry for your loss Greg Nicholls.
My heart travels with you Rachel
Rachel & family: My deepest sympathy in the loss of your beloved husband, father & grandfather. He was a lovely man. May he RIP
So sorry of your loss, Rachel and family.
My condolences to Mark’s family. May your memories bring you much peace and comfort .
I am saddened to hear this sad news.Anytime I have needed glass work done,he and his partner were the best to deal with.RIP.
Our condolences go out to you Rachel and families on Mark’s passing! Our heart and thoughts are with you. Rest In Peace Mark.
Rachel, and family,
My love, and heartfelt sympathy for your loss.
Condolences rachelle to you and your family. Mark was such a nice guy. Always said hello which always ended in a little chit chat. Rest easy mark your battle is done.
To the Connolly Family
Bob and I are deeply saddened to hear about Mark.
We knew him for so many years and he was just a good guy.
You have our deepest sympathies.
May the happy memories of all the good times you shared together be a blessing.
Rest in peace Mark.
The day Mark passed away was a very sad day in my life. When he was sick, he was always on my mind. We called every 2-3 days, hoping it would pick up his spirit and keep him going on with the fight against Leukaemia.
I will miss our talks, and I will miss going to the park in Moose Jaw and having milkshakes with him, and just sitting and talking. He was always in pretty good spirit despite how sick he was feeling. Shirley and I were always laughing with him when we spoke with him on the phone from Victoria. I know he will be missed by all.
Rachel and the boys are always on my mind.
I loved Mark from the moment I met him.
Twenty years ago, my boyfriend (now husband) took me from the West Coast to Moose Jaw, to meet his family. After I received various degrees of lukewarm reception from the rest of the family, I met Mark, who gave me a toothy grin and shook my hand. We connected immediately. Later that day he brought Rachel to meet me. Because of the way in which they treated me, Mark and Rachel soon became very important in my eyes.
After that first visit, every time we went to Moose Jaw, the first thing I wanted to do was to see Mark and Rachel.
We last saw Mark in August of 2020, and since then, we have been on the phone with him every 2-3 days, to help keep up his spirit, and help him to hang on. He was more of a brother to me, than a brother-in-law. There’s a large void in my life, as a result of his passing. I used to love saying things to make him laugh; and telling him stories about situations that are funny but true.
I have only one regret: that we could not be right there to help him and Rachel through this awful time.
Rachel, your other brother and sister are here for you. And we will do everything that we can to help you through this. We love you very much.