Richard Phillip Connelly

10 marzo , 194824 julio , 2021

Connelly, Richard Phillip, age 73 of Digby passed away Saturday, July 24, 2021 at home. Born in Digby, he was a son of the late Gerald and Katherine (LeBlanc) Connelly.

He was a retired RCMP officer, a Sheriff and later a Security Guard at the Digby Detachment of the RCMP for several years. He had a strong faith and attended Church regularly until Covid-19. He was a lover of animals and really cared for his two dogs and cats, and also his friends and neighbors animals as well. One of his favorite ways to spend an evening was to enjoy a good meal, a drink, followed by hours of card and board games. He loved working outside and took great pride in maintaining their home on the lake and their cabin on the river. He loved music and was a great dancer. He will be remembered for his smile, and long chats with his friends or strangers that he had just met.

Surviving are his spouse, Evelyn Mullen, son Terrance (Danielle) Fredericton, NB; sisters Jackie (Wayne) MacRae, Fall River; Liz (Luke) Grant, Halifax; brothers John, St. Stephen, NB.; Paul, BC; grandchildren Elsa Rose Connelly and Adeline Connelly. Besides his parents , he was predeceased by a brother Gerry “Butch”. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Jayne’s Funeral Home, Digby.

Donations in memory can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the TLC Animal Shelter. Share a memory or leave an online condolence at


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Richard Phillip Connelly


Coleen Cameron

6 agosto , 2021

Evelyn, Jackie, Betty Ann, Paul, John and families
My sincerest sympathies on the passing of Rick.
Our parents were great friends way back when... Jackie and I were classmates, and Ricky and Paul were the handsome high school guys we all wanted to know.
All the best to Evelyn and all of you. May your memories help to carry you through this time.

Debra Theriault

5 agosto , 2021

I have so many memories of Rick and Evelyn at family gatherings. His soft voice and easy conversations with anyone about anything made him a favourite to sit next to at any table. His unassuming nature and quick wit were gifts to us all. Sincere condolences to Evelyn and his family. You are missed, but rest easy now, Rick. We were privileged to have known you.
Deb, Yvon, Justin, Stéphane and Janique

Janine Crowe(Belliveau)

2 agosto , 2021

Sincere condolences to Rick’s sad to hear of your loss.
I have always held the greatest admiration and respect for my Connelly cousins and though I didn’t get to know Rick as an adult it is wonderful to hear how he had touched so many lives with his kind, gentle ways.

gladys schuster

1 agosto , 2021

Sorry to hear of Ricks passing... Evelyn, my thoughts are with you and your family.

Nancy Reid

1 agosto , 2021

It is with great sadness I read about Rick’s passing. My love goes out to you all, Betty Ann, Jackie, Paul and John. I will remember Rick with great fondness and as another one of the great people I got to have in my life. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Alma Taylor

1 agosto , 2021

We were shocked to hear that Rick had passed. So many memories of good times with the four of us over the years. He will be missed by many. R.I.P. Rick. Sending love and condolences to Evelyn and family. Reg & Alma Taylor.

Yolande and Laurie Donaldson

31 julio , 2021

Our sincere sympathies on the passing of Rick. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May the memories of your loved one bring peace to your hearts.

Shirley Wenaus

31 julio , 2021

Was sad today to read of Rick’s passing. It’s been a long time since I’ve bumped into him when I visit Digby...but always a pleasure to see his smiling face & have a great chat. My sincere condolences to Jackie & Paul and Rick’s family.

Cheryl Height

30 julio , 2021

To Evelyn and the Connelly family. I got to know Rick when he and Eddie met up in Halifax 4 years ago at the treatment centre. They became good friends when Rick found out Eddie knew his brother Gerry. What a great guy, we will miss the chit chats over the phone, and the orange jeep pulling in our drive. Our thoughts are with you all at this time. He will be missed by many. RIP Rick.

Eddie and Cheryl Height

Bentley Rice

30 julio , 2021

Condolences to Rick’s family. He was a great Sheriff! There are many fond memories of Rick at the courthouse. He was a gentle man with a great smile. It was a privilege to serve with Rick.