Maureen Connelly

Maureen Connelly

Connelly, Maureen (formerly Maureen Arthur and Toresa Rayne)

Maureen passed away at home on July 22, 2012 at the age of 77.

Maureen birthed three daughters with R.A.D. Arthur of Victoria.  Valerie Ellis and Melanie LeBrun graduated in the Comox Valley.  Her son passed away in 1957 and her daughter Shelley Arthur passed away on December 5, 2009.

She dearly loved her two granddaughters, Courtenay and Madeleine Pletz, who brought her the joys of sprinkling them with love and stardust and who were like two diamonds as they sparkled her life. A grandson Truman Lebrun was born in April 2009, her little Buddha, a gift from the heavens above with amazing parents of Melanie and Dennis LeBrun.

Mom spent many years selling Real Estate in Ottawa, Comox and White Rock.  She also taught classes and wrote for the paper.  She was a pioneer in alternative health, learning and practicing reiki, reflexology, acupressure and massage. Mom’s happiest memories were teaching her passions to others. She was also an active member of the community, volunteering at Hospice, the Cancer Society and the Victoria Art Gallery.   

No service by request. Happy Memories can be e-mailed to her daughters at if one wishes to offer sympathy to her family or visit

Donations in her memory may be made to the Women’s Transition House in the Comox Valley. Buy yourself a Calla Lily to experience a life unfolding in sheer beauty and have happy thoughts of Maureen as she goes to another planet of this vast universe, as she will see you again. She was Irish, so a smile on her face says it all. 

Earth’s Option – Cremation and Burial Services, Victoria, BC,

(778) 440-8500

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