George Michael Kelly
September 25, 1934 – March 1, 2013
Kelly, Michael George Passed away suddenly at the age of 78, on March 1, 2013 while vacationing in Florida. He leaves behind his beloved wife Carmen. Father of Sharon ( Mike Ferguson), Tom, Sue, Donna, (Richard Ducharme), step-son Dan Landry, (Lynda Begin). Grandfather of Joel, Kaisha Ferguson, Kelsey Ducharme, Tyler, Kris, Kaige, and Trey Landry. Brother of Lois (Walter McCallum), Reta (Ron Gordon), John (Jeannine), Maynard (Judy), Gordon (Betty), Barbara (Chris) Larry (Gail ). Predeceased by his brother Donald (Maxine). Uncle of many nieces and nephews. George served as City of Ottawa Councilor from 1985 to 1991 Director, Central Canada Exibition Board. Past President, Ottawa Minto Colts and Ottawa Trojan Minor Football Ottawa Police, played benefit hockey for special needs children 1970 – 1980 Coached minor football and hockey throughout his life. Volunteer Santa, community Day Cares Senator, Metis Nation of Ontario Veterans Council Member of Aboriginal Veterans Autochtones Received Humanitarian Award for Dedication and Unselfish Services Served in Royal Canadian Navy, Nato Korean Conflict 1952 – 1957 In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Minor Football or Minor Hockey Assoc. of your choice or M.N.O. Veterans Council. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, April 14 in the Chapel of McEvoy-Shields Funeral Home 1411 Hunt Club Rd. at Albion Rd at 11 a.m. At George’s request, after the memorial service, family and friends are invited to gather at the Prescott for cheers and music from 1 to 4 p.m. We have only memories to keep our whole life through, but the sweetness will linger Today, Tomorrow, Always and Forever as we treasure the image of You
- Visitation Sunday, April 14, 2013
- Memorial Service Sunday, April 14, 2013
- Sharing of Memories Sunday, April 14, 2013
George Michael Kelly
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December 13, 2013
He heard the tires squealing to a stop … then he heard the scream … without hesitation he ran outside and picked up the girl that was lying on the ground … he brought her into our house and called 911. She had scrapes and was only slightly injured … When my mother and sisters looked at him we were a little caught off guard … my father was in his underwear! My father cared more about others then himself!
I remember being knocked out playing football when I was a youngster … I took the handoff and ran around the corner … helmet to helmet contact and I was out for a few minutes! The first person I saw when I woke up a few minutes later was Coach Kelly – my father! He really liked coaching kids!
I remember being knocked out … yes a few times in my life … I was playing hockey and took a slap shot to the outside of my ankle – as soon as the puck hit me the immense pain caused me to pass out … once again the first person I saw when I woke up was my father!
Friday March 1, 2013 late in the evening my father had a massive heart attack. He didn't suffer, it was quick – but at 78 years of age he was taken from us a few years too early!
When people ask what I remember about my father I think of how much he enjoyed helping kids … I remember how much he enjoyed coaching kids … I think of the two stories that started this little memorial for him.
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I miss you Dad … Love you!!!
April 15, 2013
We were sorry to learn of the death of your brother. Our deepest sympathy to you and may he rest in peace.
Leonard and Carmel Sabourin