Connolly, Tyler Jeffrey

Connolly, Tyler Jeffrey

September 22nd, 2019

Peacefully with family by his side, Tyler passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2019, in his 16th year. Tyler loved playing Challenge Ball with his amazing friends over the past eight years, and enjoyed watching Pixar movies with his family and support team. He always kept a special place in his heart for Elmo. He was a reluctant artist with a great sense of humour. He loved to go on nature strolls. Loving son of Helen and Darren Connolly. Treasured brother of Robert Connolly and Alicia (Alan) Vaillancourt. Dear uncle of Em. Beloved grandson of Muriel and the late Ken Connolly, and Victor and Christine Zurawski. Beloved nephew of Wendy (Scot) McCavour, Teresa Zurawski, Brian (Jill) Connolly, and Bob (Melissa) Zurawski. Tyler will be greatly missed by his cousins, extended family, caregivers, friends, and especially by his furry friend, Barnaby. The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation for the exceptional care given to Tyler by the nurses and his entire home support team. A visitation will be held on Friday from 7:00 ~ 9:00 p.m., at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where a funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. In honour of Tyler and for Cerebral Palsy, please wear green, or a bright colour, to celebrate his life. Cremation to follow. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Tyler are asked to consider the Children’s Health Foundation or Easter Seals Ontario. 

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Bryan VineMy wife and I extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family Bryan Vine
S. EllisI wish that you will have comfort in the memories of your loved one. The Bible gives a real hope of being reunited again with your loved one. It promises that your loved one will soon come back to life in the resurrection to a peaceful paradise on the earth. (John 5:28, 29) Sincerely, S. Ellis
JOE FRIASMy wife and I wish to extend our deepest sympaties to you andyour Family . Sincerey Joe &Rosa Frias
Ralph and Sara PotDarren and Helen, we wish strength and peace for you. The "right" words fail here... and we take comfort with you in that he went peacefully while surrounded by loved ones. May you both and the extended family feel surrounded by loved ones too.
Ronnine Elston (Hallam)Darren, I'm so very sorry to hear of your family's loss. My heart goes out to you and Helen, Robert and Alicia, and all of your family and friends. I'm thinking of you during this difficult time. He was obviously a very lucky and loved young man having you as parents. My condolences.
Christina and Franco AmaralHelen and Darren, Franco and I want to extend our sincerest condolences to you both. There are no words....we pray for you all during this difficult time ...may God bless you all...until you meet again. Xo
Denise HouseDarren, Helen and family I am truly saddened to hear about Tyler. Sending you my deepest sympathies. I know the memories you have made will continue to warm your hearts and keep his star shining down around all of you. God bless. D
Lauren KennedyMy deepest of sympathies for your family through this difficult time. May he have peace and love forever ❤
Linda McAffer Dennis and I are thinking of you. May your memories of Tyler give you some peace during this very difficult time.
Nancy ThompsonI wish to extend my deepest sympathy to Darren Helen and family.
Gen Dela Cruz Tyler had given us a lot of non-spoken gifts. He was a bossy boss but had a heart of gold, well taught by his parents and his whole family. I miss your smiles so much. I'm sure you won't miss your chair because where you are now, you are running to get that ball... Love you buddy!
Donna and Jim PettitGod Bless that beautiful boy. My heart goes out to the entire family and know that he is in loving hands now and forever. Peace, love and prayers.
Mrs VeeDarren, Helen and Alicia and Robert and family.💖 Every bit of my heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time. I can’t imagine there is n pain more far reaching or deeper than loosing your sweet Prince. Our class has lost a family member and we will not feel whole without him. Please accept my deepest sympathies and my prayers. 🙏💖
Lori VerschoorI am so sorry for your loss. Think of all the beautiful times together. You were such a wonderful sister in his life!! Hugs!!
Giustin Lattanzio’s family (St Thomas Reds)We are sending you our deepest sympathies and support at this very very sad time. Please know you are all in our thoughts. Giustin wants Robert to know he is thinking about him and so sorry for the loss of his brother.
Cathy ConnollySending healing thoughts and love your way Darren and Helen. I am so sorry I didn't get to know him.
Maria DamianoDarren, Helen and Family: Our deepest sympathies on the loss of your beloved Tyler. We know how much you loved him, and how much he loved you in return. His smile will live on in all of our memories.
Jason ChenierDeepest condolences. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers over the coming weeks.
Liz HermanDear Darren and Family: You are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for teaching us all so much! Take care! Sincerely: Liz Herman
Christine DubykDarren and Family: My heart aches for you. My sincere condolences.. God Bless.
Irma McCollDarren and Helen: Malcolm and I want to send our condolences for your loss of son Tyler. We did not get to know Tyler but through his Grandma Muriel, we kept in touch to see how he was doing. He seemed like a very sweet boy who loved his family and friends. We hope his memories will keep you strong. God bless all of you and your family. Sincerely, Malcolm and Irma.❤️
Adella Latford (Niemiec)Helen, Christine: I am truly sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you both. God bless both of you and your families. Sincerely, Adella
Brian & Jill ConnollyWe are so sorry to hear about Tyler. Wishing you loving memories to hold in your heart. His illness did not define him but his strength and courage did.
Ashley ThorneI am so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you during this time. My sincerest condolences.
Bobby and Barbie NiemiecDearest Chris, Vic , Helen and Families - we are deeply saddened to hear of Tyler's passing. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Sending our love - Bobby and Barbie.
Joelle DenisSo sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers for you and your family in this difficult time.
Cathy, Tim, Grace and Ryan KostendtWe are heartbroken to learn of Tyler’s passing. . We are so sorry for your loss and are thinking of you all. If there’s anything we can do please let us know. I know Ryan is wanting to Robert to know he cares and is sad for him. Sincerely, The Kostendt family.
Dr. John A LaPortaDear Helen And Darren, Every child should be as cherished as Tyler was by you. I am saddened by his passing and your loss. May you find some peace in your many memories of the good times you shared with him. My sincerest condolences, Dr. John
Sherry GroulxDear Darren, Helen and family. My heart is heavy and I am deeply saddened by the loss of your son, there simply isn't anything as hard as the loss of a child or sibling. My sincerest condolences.
Shelley Verougstraete I am so sorry to hear of Tyler’s passing. Tyler was loved so much by your family. Even though I only saw him for dental appointments when he came to get his teeth cleaned, I could see how much Tyler was cherished. I will always remember you bringing Elmo to Tyler’s cleanings and the little squeak that Elmo made would make Tyler laugh. Elmo made Tyler’s dental appointments easier. 😊❤️ Sending my deepest condolences to all of you🤗🤗 Shelley
Joe and Beth MarshallWhile we did not have the chance to meet Tyler, we heard so much about him from his loving father Darren. Our hearts go out to all of the family. Joe and Beth
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