Michael Bernard Kiely

Michael Bernard Kiely

Sunday, January 4th, 1931 - Thursday, September 17th, 2020
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KIELY, Bernard (Bernie) (Bud) Michael

At the Guelph General Hospital, Guelph, on Thursday, September 17, 2020. Bernard M. (Bernie) (Bud) Kiely, in his 90th year, was the beloved husband of the late Anastasia C. (nee O’Reilly) Kiely (2005). He was the dear father of Cathy (Steve) Dibert, Dawn (Barry) Exner, Beth (Marty) Fairbairn, Tim (Mary) Kiely, Debbie Kiely and Sharron (Dave) Brown. Bernie is survived by eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He is survived by siblings Teresa (late Tom) Dellece, late Ray (Mabel) Kiley, Dorothy (Jack) Hill. Bernie was predeceased by his brother Kevin. He will be lovingly remembered by Rosemary Kennedy.

Resting at the Gilbert MacIntyre & Son Funeral Home, Dublin Chapel, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Vigil prayers on Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Funeral on Monday, September 21, 2020 to St. Joseph’s Church for Funeral Mass at 1 o’clock.

Due to Covid-19, attendees are asked to RSVP on the funeral home website prior to attending the visitation or Funeral Mass. Masks must be worn. Interment Marymount Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to St. Joseph’s Health Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Cards are available at the funeral home (519-822-4731) and condolences may be sent to
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, September 20th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Sunday, September 20th, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Dublin Chapel
    Address Not Available
  • Second Visitation

    Sunday, September 20th, 2020 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Sunday, September 20th, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Dublin Chapel
    Address Not Available
  • Rosary Service

    Sunday, September 20th, 2020 | 3:00pm
    Sunday, September 20th, 2020 3:00pm
    Dublin Chapel
    252 Dublin St. N.
    Guelph, Ontario N1H 4P3
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  • Service

    Monday, September 21st, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Monday, September 21st, 2020 1:00pm
    St. Joseph's Church
    409 Paisley Rd.
    Guelph, ON N1H 2R4
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Fr. Jeff Bergsma
  • Interment

    Monday, September 21st, 2020 | 2:30pm
    Monday, September 21st, 2020 2:30pm
    Marymount Cemetery
    5400 Hwy. 6 N.,
    Guelph, ON N1H 6J2
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


Donations are being accepted for: ST. JOSEPH'S HEALTH CENTRE FOUNDATION, GUELPH.


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Will Lenssen

Posted at 05:05pm
"Bernie" was my first Superintendent when I started teaching and he always came with a kind heart, support, and sincere smile. He empowered teachers rather than "directed" them especially when he was not the "expert" in that teacher's discipline (mine being PHE whenever he visited me). He was a pillar of the WCDSB and to him we owe thanks and honour. Times were tough prior to , during, and after full funding - and Bernard was there for all. May the family find peace in knowing he has left a legacy and example for faith-based education and thereby celebrate his life and contributions, both personal and professional. May he be with the Lord and may you, the family, know him forever in your hearts and minds. God bless you.

John, Mandy, Ollie and Ikey

Posted at 08:37am
A life well lived, our hearts go out to all of you
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Tamara Nugent

Posted at 12:53pm
To the family and friends of Bernard Kiely,
Bernard is one of the gentle, faith-filled giants upon whose shoulders Wellington Catholic District School Board and Catholic education in the province of Ontario stands. It is a beautiful legacy and an enduring gift.
As you pray your goodbyes, remember that life and love exist on both sides of eternity and may you find comfort in the stories and memories shared by family, friends and colleagues.
My deepest sympathy,
Tamara Nugent


Kiley Posted at 08:21pm

Our thoughts are with the gang and what a special man Uncle Bud was. He will be missed xoxo - Kiley Beth Fiona and Kellan

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Posted at 11:26am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. John Kostoff and the Ontario Catholic Supervisory Officers' Association
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Lionel Wolfe

Posted at 04:00pm
My condolences to the Kiely family. He was part of a lovely Irish family from the Ottawa Valley Say Hi for me to J and Tess as you pass through those pearly gates Bud
Lionel Wolfe, Ottawa ON

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