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First Memorial Funeral Services - Riverview Chapel

11090 86 Ave, Fort Saskatchewan, AB

OBITUARY

Christopher Lawrence Kelly

November 7, 1969June 12, 2020

Following a courageous 4 month battle with Pancreatitis Christopher Lawrence Kelly passed away on June 12,2020 at the age of 50 with his wife and 2 daughters by his side.

Chris is survived by his wife Heather, daughters Maddison and Holland; father Alexander Kelly, mother Catherine (deceased), Siblings Tanis (Brian) Honey, Terry (Martina) Kelly, Trudy (Zenon) Hoffner, Patrick (Joyce) Kelly, Ryan Kelly. Inlaws Ann (Richard – deceased) Dvorak, Kim Sutherland, Joe Dvorak. Chris was born in Fort MacMurray, lived in Pincher Creek, Thorhild, Fort Saskatchewan and Strathmore. He attended Fort Saskatchewan High school, Grant MacEwan College and RCMP Depot. He worked at Sherritt from 1987-2003 and with the RCMP from 2003 – 2015 then Tsuut’ina Nation Police from 2015 – 2020.

Services are scheduled for Monday, June 29th at 1:00pm at First Memorial Funeral Services Riverview Chapel, 11090 – 86 Ave, Fort Saskatchewan. Due to Covid 19 restrictions attendance is by invitation only. A scholarship in honor if Chris is going to be started for students from Tsuut’ina, Siksika and Fort MacKay First Nations. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made at any ATB financial institution or on line. The account number is 00650999179 or under “Heather Kelly in Trust for Christopher Kelly”.

The family wishes to send a special thank you to the staff at the Peter Lougheed and Foothills Medical Center ICU departments for all their care, time and compassion.

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Sebastien Brillon

June 30, 2020

I had the chance to work with Chris in his first 2 years in Gleichen, Chris always smiled and had the skill to turn any negative situation into a positive one. He welcomed everyone and was a bridge builder everywhere he went.

The Brillon's thoughts and love are with Heather and the girls in this difficult time. We have many good memories of all of you like when our families watched the Strathmore parade with Maddy in a cast chasing candies, the amazing race etc.

Although far away, we keep you all close in our hearts.

Chris, the "Temple" can now rest in peace.

Marlayne Euler Haynes

June 29, 2020

I was lucky enough to work with Chris in both Gleichen and Strathmore. He was such a presence. Always a smile and a ready joke. He always looked on the brighter side with a “no worries”. I recall him having gall bladder issues and being put out when he got to eat chicken at steak barbecues. I would often see him running to stay fit. He was a good man, husband and father. The world is a lesser place without him. Rest easy, Chris. God bless your family.

Sincerely;
Marlayne Euler Haynes

Jeanne Crawford

June 29, 2020

Dale and I always will think of Chris with his genuine smile. We shared amazing times at Mara with Chris, Heather, Maddy and Holland and treasure those memories. Love that we had such happy memories but so very sad at the loss of such a gentle, kind man.

Don Rogers

June 29, 2020

I was one of the two Corporal supervisors that worked with Chris when he was first posted to Gleichen Detachment. It was soon obvious that Chris was going to be an awesome member of our team. His big smile and infectious spirit fit right into our strong dynamic team. We had a good crew when Chris arrived but he made it even better. Chris was a great team player, willing to help out when needed and always working hard to do a good job. Chris soon earned a number of nicknames, such as the Temple. A strange nickname but of his own making after his dietary habits around fast food resulted in his famous statement that his body was a Temple! He was good with the public, especially with those who needed someone to talk with. He was a proud dad and husband and I was glad to know him. The last message I got from him was a thank you for the things he learnt from me when we worked together. That was Chris, always acknowledging the good things that impacted him. It impacted me to know that I had a positive influence on him and that he had taken the time to remember it to me. RIP in peace brother.

Greg Trimming

June 29, 2020

Going to miss your laugh my friend as they were a plenty anytime you were there. Somehow I know anytime I’m ride my bike down the hill or Mountain youre right behind me watching my back Love ya Bro🤗💪💕

Roland MISIK

June 29, 2020

I met Chris at my first post in Gleichen / Siksika and as a new recruit it was always nice to have "Big Chris" on a call with me. I never felt worried or scared with Chris around, lol. He could always de-escalate a situation by either casting a shadow in a doorway or telling a joke to lighten a tense mood. Chris will be missed but not forgoten for his famous get togethers and big laugh that could fill a room. Thank you Chris for being such an amazing human being, friend and coworker. I still remeber the first time going camping you lent us your tent trailer. It got us the camping bug and we have been camping ever since. Thank you for all the memories and we will see you again one day big Chris.

Our condolences to Heather and the girls. We are here for anything you need.

Lots of love from the Misik's (Roland, Tawnie, Kohen and Kayla)

Robert Hessie

June 29, 2020

I worked with Chris at Sherritt he was always a upbeat person always met you with a big smile and a big how are you doing ... he was a great coworker and approached his work with determination gone far too soon.

Daniel Kelly

June 29, 2020

Deepest condolences to all the Kelly family. Chris will be deeply missed by all who knew him. I have fond memories of Chris since he was a child. Far too young to leave us.
Dan Kelly

Karen Adams

June 28, 2020

Chris was a student of mine at MacEwan University in the first Aboriginal Policing Program. He was the group leader and he did a fantastic job. He always tackled his responsibility with pride, eagerness and with a touch of humour! He was so proud when he graduated and was immediately accepted in the RCMP. Chris had a great career as a law enforcement officer for many years.
My thoughts and prayers are with Heather and the girls . RIP Chris.. your watch is done !

Stephanie Meyer

June 28, 2020

There are so many memories but there is one that had always stuck with me.

I remember when all is Kelly’s and Meyers (Kris, Heather, Maddy, Holland, Ed, Tina, Erik and I) went to Kicking Horse for a skiing weekend!
We all were coming down the mountain when Kris took Maddy and I down a Black diamond run (NEVER HAVE DONE ONE BEFORE!). I remember being terrified, it looked so steep! But he took his time and coached us down. “The pizza is gonna be fast, but once you whip into a side french fry and you’ll slow down! You can do it!”
Needless to say after about 15 minuets of panic and a couple tears we made it down!
Anytime I go down a black diamond run or I am teaching someone to ski I always think back to that moment.
He was such a kind, caring, patient, funny man and will be missed.

FROM THE FAMILY