James "Jim" Kelly

October 26th, 1948 April 10th, 2020

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Obituary for James "Jim" Richard Kelly

1948 - 2020

James "{Jim}" Richard Kelly passed peacefully away at the Monfort Hospital in Ottawa, Ontario on Friday April 10, 2020 at the age of 71.

Jim is survived by his loving wife Marilyne Kelly; daughters, Angela and Jennifer; siblings, Dennis (sister-in-law Maureen) Kelly; Bill (sister-in-law Heather) Kelly, Jeffrey Kelly, Catherine (brother-in-law Joseph) Martel, Neil(sister-in-law Pat) Kelly, and Kevin Kelly, Sister-in-law Stephanie Hiles, brother-in-law Stuart Hiles. He is preceded in death by loving wife Isabel, brothers Shean (former wife Alice) and Brian, sister-in-law Elizabeth (Jeff) Kelly, brother-in-laws Mick (Verna) Beaucage and Ivan (Penny) Norman and his parents William and Catherine Kelly (nee McDonald).

Jim was born on October 26, 1948 in Grand Falls, Nfld to William and Catherine Kelly. He married Isabel Beaucage in 1968 and they welcomed daughters Jennifer and Angela. They lived in Grand Falls, Nfld until moving to Abbotsford, BC in 1992. Jim was loving grandfather to Alicia (Jennifer) and Liam (Angela). Isabel passed in 1996 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Jim married Marilyne in British Columbia in 1998 and together they shared a love of travel and antiquing for the next 21+ years. In 2006 they moved to Ontario to be closer to family. "Silly" Uncle Jim was loved by his nieces; Tanya (Jeff), Chantal (Neil), Amanda (Madis), Misty (Warren), Andrea, Denise, Kim (Greg), Monica, Laura, Kathryn, Patricia, Cathy (Rod), Tina (Bruce), Michelle and nephews Mark (Lori), Dan (Farrah), Luc, Paul (Jennifer), Rob, Bill, Shean, Michael, and Dustin along with a multitude of cousins and dear friends. He will be also missed by beloved dogs, Mitsy, Morgan, Dazy, and Gigi.

Jim worked tirelessly throughout his lifetime in Grand Falls, Nfld, St. John’s Nfld and Abbotsford, BC and finally retired from the City of Abbotsford Public Works in 2005.

Jim was a consummate gentleman who was well known to friends, family and strangers alike for his smile and ability to make everyone laugh.

Funeral and mass dates TBA.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to a charity of your choice. The family would like to thank the kind staff at the Montfort Hospital for their efforts and care.

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Angela Kelly

Dad's love was unconditional. His sense of humor was legendary and his love of friends and family was endless. He was such a powerful and positive role model for my son and for me. I'll miss our chats, our jokes and losing to him in Jeopardy every time we watched. Love you forever Guiseppe!
Comment | Posted at 02:24pm via Condolence

Judy Kelly

So very sorry about Jim’s passing. My condolences to the whole family. I knew most of the family growing up, and my husband (Paul) was his first cousin. Positive thoughts and prayers going to you all.
Comment | Posted at 12:57pm via Condolence

Judy Day

So sorry to hear of Jim's passing.
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Carmel Tremblett Taylor

To Jim’s family ,
I am so sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. He was a kind & gentle man & loved by everyone. He was a great friend to my father & I am sure they are both talking about K of C business in heaven today. Thoughts & prayers are with all his family at this time.
Comment | Posted at 12:16pm via Condolence

Patricia Hickey

So sorry to hear of Jim's passing and my heartfelt condolences go out to Catherine, Dennis, Bill, Jeff, Neil, Kevin and all the Kelly family. I hadn't seen Jimmy in more than 20 years but I have fond remembrance of him as a loving man, well thought of my all who knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with you in the coming days. God bless you with courage, strength, and comfort in your memories of him.
Your cousin, Pat Hickey.
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