Chad Wallace Frederick Connolly passed away in Barrie, Ontario at the age of 43.

He is predeceased by his Stepfather Terry Allen, his four Grandparents; Mary and Wally Connolly, Dorothy and Fred Howe.  His Uncle Mark Howe, Aunt Janice Aberdeen, Cousin Candi Jesso and Stepbrother Jim Doucet.

He will be greatly missed by Kieran, Macaila, Summer and Lexis, his Granddaughter Ariya, his father Wally Connolly, his two Stepsisters Monique Allen, and Brittany Pelley.

Chad adored his family; they were all his reason for being.  He fought hard to battle mental illness, but when Chad had good days, he was a complete clown, always saying silly things, kind of like his Grampy Howe - sometimes never stopped LOL.  I will forever miss my son, my only birth child.  We would have hard times. but always loved harder.  I can't wait to see you once again, my beloved son!

I hope you keep smiling my son, have fun with everyone in Heaven, it’s your turn to shine, and not stress anymore.

"I Have this"


A Celebration of his Life will take place on Saturday, December 2nd, 2023, from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Burton Ave United Church, taking place in the basement (37 Burton Ave, Barrie, ON L4N 3J3)

Thank you all who have had faith in Chad, and those who helped us all cope during this difficult time.  Mental Health is a Demon in itself!  I love you all!!!!!

Chad and his son who is type 1 Diabetic spent time volunteering at the camp, as did Macaila.  Enjoying canoeing, camping, and hiking with other Diabetic Families.

If you wish to donate in memory and honour of Chad, please do so at


12 Condolences
    Posted on: Thursday, November 16, 2023 Reply

    love you chad.

  • Kristy Connolly
    Posted on: Thursday, November 16, 2023 Reply

    RIP Chad. You were supposed to fight your demons not embrace them. Gone but never forgotten. Watch over your mom and kids. They need you xoxo f.a.a.d

  • Judy Mackey
    Posted on: Friday, November 17, 2023 Reply

    Kathie, We are so incredibly saddened by the passing of your beloved son Chad😢Our deepest Condolences Kathie & Children. Our thoughts, prayers & love are with you every day. I pray you will find the strength to get through one day at a time. Much Love, Judy, Leigh & family xo

  • Melissa Connolly
    Posted on: Friday, November 17, 2023 Reply

    Chad I will always remember all the memories and fun times we had when I was little you were the funnest and as a teen you always had my back . My favorite memories of when you would buy me beer lol and let me stay with you and Jen so I could stay out past my curfew ❤️ We may have lost touch over the past few years but I will miss you greatly. R.I.P XO

      Posted on: Saturday, December 2, 2023 Reply


  • Rose Walker
    Posted on: Friday, November 17, 2023 Reply

    Im so sorry you lost your fight with those demons….Watch over your family. R.I.P Chad,, you are at peace. You will be missed…

  • Joe Harley
    Posted on: Sunday, November 19, 2023 Reply

    Rip Chad, no words can ever express how sad I am feeling at this moment. You were always there when I came to Barrie from New Brunswick and made me feel like family. To Kathie, Macaila, Kieran and family. Things are difficult at this moment in time, but as time goes by things will get better. Always remember that Chad loved you all so much. I wish I could be there to celebrate his life with you.

    I love you guys so much

  • Ashleigh Chapados
    Posted on: Tuesday, November 21, 2023 Reply

    My deepest condolences to Chads family/children. He did love you all strongly.

    Chad my love you will forever be in my heart, our memories will forever be my motivation, our brutally honesty friendship was the realest nothing could break, I will hold that close. One day it will make me smile again but right now a part of me hurts deeper then words could express. I’ll miss you, respect you and keep you near to my heart forever. Chad my love Rest In Paradise I’ll love you forever. I’m sorry I wasn’t there. Xoxoxo

    Regardless of Chads dark demons I’ve never met a man capable of so much love, patience, passion, kindness, understanding, wisdom, compassion, willingness to wanna help others and his glow as he spoke ok his family could light up a room.
    Love always forever

  • Chantale Doucet
    Posted on: Monday, November 27, 2023 Reply

    So sorry for your loss aunt Kathy….my love and heart goes out to you xo
    Fly high beautiful angel and say hi to all them for me…rest peacefully. All of you Chad,Jimmy,Real sr and Real jr…oh what I would do to see you all together again!! Xoxox

  • Amanda jolin
    Posted on: Friday, December 1, 2023 Reply

    I’m so sincerely sorry 😞 we were friends from young age it was always you Crystal and myself we grew together n grew apart but always we kept in touch I didn’t believe it was you gone im so sadden u have tried to fight those demons for years but they got the best of you im so sorry u really tried hard I know 💖 but I hope you at peace and rest now knowing your family and friends are still here thinking of you always 💖 you will be greatly missed by so many 💖 love you forever my dear friend 💖 💓 💗 🙏🙏🙏😪😪😪🙏🙏❤❤

  • Rob Farrant
    Posted on: Friday, December 1, 2023 Reply

    I have to thank you for the beautiful family you brought me into. We had our ups and downs and I watched you fight your demons, I know you didn’t wanna give up. I LOVE YOU!! Chad you are my big brother and one of my best friends! I learned so much from you, it has taken a lot out of me since you left us. I am honored to be a man that had the opportunity to met this amazing man. I lived with him and family for the better part of 2 years, and he was a big brother to me! One of the strongest most compassionate men I’ve ever met. I will be here Chad for your beautiful children, and momma bear for the rest of there lives!! I owe you brother, and I promise.ised you I would so watch over us big brother. Forever in my thoughts and always in my prayers, love your little brother!!! HOLLY & JUNIOR AND EVERYONE LOVES YOU FOREVER , YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN

    Posted on: Saturday, December 2, 2023 Reply


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