Marilyn Kelly

August 23, 1948November 5, 2013
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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a beautiful soul, Marilyn Estelle Kelly (Bellamy) on November 5, 2013 at the age of 65. Marilyn died peacefully at her home surrounded by love. The heart of her family, Marilyn was wife and best friend to Douglas, proud mother to Jessica (Rob), Allison (Nick) and Nathan, and beloved Nana to Boden and Mila. Visitations will be held Friday November 8, from 2-4pm, and 7-9pm at Coutts Funeral Home, 96 St. Andrews Street in Cambridge. A celebration of Marilyn’s life will take place at Westside Church 130 Victoria Ave. in Cambridge on Saturday November 9 at 2pm. As an expression of sympathy donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to Westside Presbyterian Church. Share online tributes at


  • Visitation Friday, November 8, 2013
  • Visitation Friday, November 8, 2013
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, November 9, 2013

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Laurie Struthers - Walker

August 23, 2014

I live in Colorado and taught at Conestoga with Marilyn. We spent many hours together in clinicals and our kids played together. I just found out about Marilyn's passing and I feeling so very sad today. She was an amazing woman, teacher and mother. Laurie (Struthers) Walker

Donna Hegge

November 21, 2013

I just heard via Rob & Lynne Dixon about Marilyn's passing. My deepest condolences to all of her loved ones. My the Lord comfort you on every side as only He can. What a blessing it is to know that all who live in Christ Jesus will one day be reunited! Donna Hegge (an ex Rockcliffe member)

November 18, 2013

Marilyn was an amazing woman, met her through her children playing soccer. Always a genuine smile for all. Years later ran into her at the college where her smile and passion was so visible, "you are Allison's mom" :). She has passed on her amazing qualities in her children. Thank you for sharing your passion for life, and doing it with grace and style. An amazing role model for many, many women over the years. Deepest sympathies to the family, thank you for sharing an amazing woman with the world which is a better place because of it! Stephanie Den Haan

November 18, 2013

We have lost a wonderful women, may your soul rest in peace !

November 13, 2013

Marilyn was such an inspiration to me as a wholesome person. I will always remember her loving smile. I express my deepest sympathy to the family. Ruth Helwig

November 11, 2013

Our sincerest condolences to the Kelly family . For many years Marilyn has shared her 1st yr students with our residents , staff and we have had many Marilyn "grads" in our midst is very evident if they had any contact with Marilyn ! To her children, - Marilyn always shared a little of what you were up to and she spoke so proudly of each of you !
Laurie Schneider /Fairview Mennonite Home Long Term Care ( Cambridge )

Dianne Long

November 11, 2013

My sincerest sympathies to the Kelly family. She was a lady, pure and simple, in everything she did. I knew her first as Allison's mom and later as a fellow Soroptimist. She was always warm and caring, the best kind of person, and one that I am privileged to have known.

Ryan Connell

November 10, 2013

Marilyn was always a positive and welcoming face to anyone in the halls of Conestoga. My deepest sympathies to the Kelly family. She will always be remembered for her warmth and kindness.

Hilary Chabot (Wichtacz)

November 10, 2013

I had Marilyn in my first year of the BScN program in 2008 for clinical and PBL. Marilyn was the perfect example of the kind of nurse you wanted to be. Such a caring, compassionate and genuine person. Full of positivity and encouragement. She went above and beyond they ways to shape young nurses in becoming the best nurse they could be. I will never forget her and what she taught me. She was loved and will be missed by many people.

Louela Manankil-Rankin

November 9, 2013

Oh Marilyn, what a wonderful moment it was when we bumped into each other during the Women's walk to End Cancer on the ghastly morning of September 2012. We stood together at the corner waiting for the light to change while the gruesome weather covered our sights. It was a horrid day with the wind and the rain slapping us on the face. We had to cross a river of water puddles that soaked our running shoes. This all happened at the start of the walk. You were of course better dressed than I was. Consistent with your demeanour, you were kind and supportive to me. It was my first walk and you gave me the strength I needed to believe that I would make the challenge I set out for myself. You were a power walker. You walked with me for 8 out of the 32 km we had to walk that day and I was happy that you did. That moment will forever be etched in my memory. I had to let you go as I was not as strong as you were. You were a fast walker. You also had a friend with you who walked at the same speed as you and needed to move forward. You finished 2 hours before me and I remembered you asking how I made out that day. You were happy with my success.
I am happy I had that time with you. Thank you for that moment. I met you on a different plane that day. It made an impact on me. I will always remember you.