Peacefully with his family at his side, John Kelly, 79, of Comox, BC passed away on March 19, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. John was born to the late Philip and Madeleine Kelly on July 6, 1936 in Port Alberni, BC. John is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Margaret (nee Patterson). John will be deeply missed by his children Leslie Christie (Brian) of Ottawa; Lynn Reid (Rob) of Swift Current, SK; Pat Kelly (Donna) of Ottawa; and Michael Kelly of Calgary, AB. He is remembered by his grandchildren Mike, Ryan, Greggory, Derek, Shawn, Taylor, Hunter, and Stewart, and his many great grandchildren, nephews, nieces and friends. Predeceased by his sister and brother-in-law Jennifer and Jeffrey Lord.
John was a pilot with the RCAF, retiring after 35 years of service. He then flew the tow plane for the air cadets in Comox, BC, for several years. An avid golfer and curler, John also enjoyed travelling the world and enjoyed many happy summers with family and friends at the cottage.
Friends may pay respects at:
Kelly Funeral Home – Kanata Chapel
580 Eagleson Rd.
from 2:00 – 4:00pm on Good Friday, March 25, 2016,
for a Celebration of John’s life.
Condolences and Sharing Memories at www.kellyfh.ca