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  • Dec 28, 2012 12:00am

    john and Terri Stoffa

  • Nov 8, 2011 11:43am

    I cannot believe it has been over a year. I kept Mr. Conley and his family in my prayers so much over the time I knew of the illness that even now, he (and the family) pop into my prayers as part of my "routine" each night. Bruce touched my life in ways that I could never explain to anyone given the brief, but meaningful encounters I was lucky enough to experience when I was a student, and while I lived in the Kaneland community. He was a source of information and inspiration from the day I first saw him speak, through today. His presence and grace was strong and amazing. I thank God for him in my life and in the lives of all those who were lucky enough to know him.

    God Bless,


    Michelle Bencriscutto

  • May 9, 2011 3:46pm

    To Kris and family.  My deepest condolences on Bruce's passing.  You have been in my thoughts but I hadn't checked your website in over a year.  I have great memories of our school years and wish we could have stayed close.  You have a great family and lots of wonderful friends.  God Bless you all.  Joann Thorsen (Pierson) Chandler, Arizona 

    Joann Thorsen

  • Sep 19, 2010 12:43am

    For those of you that would like to see Bruce's funeral - it is now available on the funeral home website as an on-demand video at  http://conleycare.com/html/webcast.html select Bruce H. Conley from the drop down box.  

    Tom Fink

  • Sep 17, 2010 11:40am

    Thank you for allowing us to share in Bruce's Service online.  It meant alot to be able to attend from afar.  Thoughts and prayers are with you today.

    Amy from Directors' Choice

    Amy Allen

  • Sep 17, 2010 11:14am

    Leaving my condolences for the family. Bruce was a wonderful man and helped my family through two very tough deaths from suicide. I will never forget how he handled explaining things to the children in the family and how gentle and kind he was with all of us. God has gained the presence of a truly good man.
    Debbie Adamson Hennig
    Newnan Georgia

    Debra Hennig

  • Sep 17, 2010 7:32am

    t was exactly 6 years ago today Sept. 17 that our son Robert died. That day I met an angel named Bruce Conley who was the funeral director for Robert's funeral. He made something unbearable seem manageable and afterwards started me doing funeral webcasts for Conley Funeral Home. He was a boss, mentor and an amazing friend to myself and my family. And today I webcast Bruce's funeral. Time has come full circle.

    Tom Fink

  • Sep 16, 2010 8:02pm

    Kris, Ben Sarah and the Whole Kaneland Community,

    Iam convinced that Bruce Conley was an angel that we were so lucky to have with us for so long.  His guidance through all of our times of sorrow was truly more than human - he was sent to us from God and has been such a caretaker to our whole community.  I particualrly remember his guidance through all of the tragic deaths of our young people at Kaneland - how he brought us all together and helped us know how to help the students.  Our angel will be truly missed but I know he will continue to watch over us from above.

    Pam Ferdinand

    Pam Ferdinand

  • Sep 16, 2010 9:13am

    I am so sorry to hear of Bruce's passing. He was such a wonderful man. I knew Bruce through my activities with VNA of Fox Valley Hospice. He was always so generous with his time and also allowing us to hold our Walk to Remember at his farm several years ago. The world is definitely better for Bruce having been here. Prayers go out to his family. Please know Bruce touched so many lives that you have no idea. His entries on Caring Bridge have been an inspiration to me.

    Amy Woods

  • Sep 16, 2010 2:36am

    Our sympathies go out to all who were deeply involved with Bruce both family and friends. He has been there for so many of us in times of sorrow it's strange to think he won't be there for others in the future.

    Shirley Erdoisa

  • Sep 16, 2010 12:52am

    Dear Conley family,
         After I found my husband on the garage floor, Bruce was called.  What comfort I found knowing I was in the Conley family's precious hand.  I was cared for from that first moment.  Bruce explained death to my grandson, Nick who became a buddy of Tiggers since they both loved dark chocolate, and my grand nieces and nephews who were also afraid to approach the casket.  They were comfortable with the turtle explaination.  What a clever man!  I will  always remember the kindness.

    Barbara Maxwell Kelley

  • Sep 15, 2010 4:20pm

    Tom Fink

  • Sep 15, 2010 2:37pm

    Rest In Peace my friend.

    Chris Halsey

  • Sep 15, 2010 1:35pm

    My wish is that all of your family will receive comfort from God and from all the others that you have been such a comfort to in the hardest of times. DeKalb Hospice worked with both of my parents (Russell and Joan Flanders) and they are just wonderful. I'm glad they were with him.

    Russetta Rauch

    Russetta Rauch

  • Sep 15, 2010 10:25am

    Our love and prayers to all of Bruce's family as you lay his body to rest and know he is whole and well in God's very presence.  Indeed his writing through this journal has blessed me and countless others, and his faith, love of life, and perspectives will remain a gift.

    Ron and Carla Vanatta

    Carla Vanatta

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