November 19, 1942 – August 10, 2020
After fighting many good fights, Michael Kiely peacefully passed away at home surrounded by family. Beloved husband of Margaret (Duffy) for 48 years, who stoically and lovingly cared for and supported Michael in sickness and in health. Cherished father to Sean, Michelle (Jason), and Paul (Melissa). Adored by grandchildren Claire, William, Kieran and Aidan. Treasured brother of Moira (John), Gerry (Lynn), Sean (Karen), Rita (Andrew), John David and John Peter. Michael will live forever in the hearts of all his family and friends. He was a long time employee of the HWCDSB as a teacher and consultant. In his retirement, he enjoyed spending time with family and friends as well as traveling to Ireland and Florida. He received excellent care, with a special acknowledgement to Dr. Julie Emili, Dr. Carolyn Levis, and numerous wonderful home care nurses. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family on Monday afternoon or evening from 2-4 or 7-9 by phoning the funeral home at 905-628-6412 or signing up online at https://signup.com/go/ipTAoru to attend visitation. Mass for Michael will be held at ST. AUGUSTINE’S CHURCH, 58 Sydenham Street, Dundas, on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. Please be mindful of seating restrictions and the need for social distancing. If desired, donations to St. Vincent de Paul or the Good Shepherd Centre would be sincerely appreciated by the family. Good night and God bless. Sláinte!
Our condolences to the Kiely family on the loss of your cherished husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. May he be guided into heaven by the angels and embraced by
God’s loving arms.
Condolences to Kiel’s Family.I had the privilege of working with Mike.a great consultant.
Thinking of Margaret and family at this very difficult time.
Cherish your memories
Michael truly was a gentle man, well respected gentleman and how blessed I was to have him cross my path. May his family find comfort in God’s promise of Eternal Life.
Remembering you in my prayers.
Dear Marg and family, I was so very, very sorry to read about Mike’s passing. I remember the good times we had at St. Charles. We had a wonderful staff. I hope with the love and support from your family and friends helps you in the days ahead. In my thoughts and prayers Irene Fugedi.
“A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, and through us, they live on.” Mike will never be forgotten.
My sincere condolences to the Kiely family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Lori (Ruth & Helmuts adopted daughter in law)
Our sincerest condolences to the Kiely family. Knowing Michelle, Paul and Sean and their character is a true testament to their father’s love for people and family. God bless during this difficult time.
Our deepest sympathies to Marg, and the entire Kiely family on the loss of Mike.
He was a great family friend,generous,warm, full of adventure and fun.
Our prayers , thoughts will be with ye on Tuesday.
All our love,
Malachy and the Smith family in Ireland..
My condolences to Paul and Melissa and all the Kiely family.
My condolences to the Kiely family. So very sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you all.
Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss.
The best lessons are not learned from a book, but from the hearts of truly great teachers like “Mr. Kiely”.
Over the years, many teachers and educators have passed through our lives without remembrance yet, a special few will leave a lasting impression. There was a type of style Mr. Kiely used when he taught that nobody could ever replicate. He had an innovative teaching style and such bright charisma and his mood was always positive. His love and passion for music were absolutely infectious. Thank you for finding a way
for finding a way to make us laugh, even when you were teaching the regular curriculum.
Mr. Kiely, to this day, 49 years later, whenever I recall your classes, I am left with a smile on my face. Thank you for giving me fond classroom memories that I will treasure forever.
Thank you for being one of the special educators who will live on forever in the minds and hearts of the students whose lives you have touched.
Sincere Condolences on the loss of your dear husband – father.
How terribly sad I am to hear of this passing. Mike was without a doubt a significant guiding light in my youth as my teacher at St.Charles in its inaugural years….circa 1965/66. His guidance and counsel came at a time when this adolescent needed it most and helped to set me on a great path in life. As an adult, married and with my own children, I reflected on those times and reached out and called Mike to tell him just what a solid influence he had made in my life, both as a teacher, coach and as a friend. Sometimes we often look back and think of those that made a significant positive impact on our lives…..I’m so glad I did call to tell him so but sorry we never did get a chance to meet up. My sincere condolences to his wife and family…I can only imagine how deeply you are all feeling this loss.