It is with great sadness to announce that Gareth (Gary) Paul Kelly unexpectedly passed away due to a heart attack on February 7th, 2017 whilst we were on vacation in Mexico. He was 53 years old.
Gary has been my best friend, my rock and loving husband for over 35 years. He was a devoted dad to our son Jack and a deeply loved brother to Annette and Mike, loving son-in-law to my mum Ronnie, as well as a loyal brother-in-law.
The Celebration of Gary’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21st 2017 at Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home, 4820 Meridian Street, Edmonton, AB, T6P 1R3 (780-468-2222), followed by a reception until approximately 5pm.
Prior to the service, there is an opportunity to pay your last respects to Gary and leave any personal messages or mementos with him. In addition, throughout the day, a Memory Book will be available for written personal messages for our keeping.
Please note this is a celebration of life and therefore formal attire is not necessary. Please feel free to wear whatever you feel most comfortable in.
Gary had many friends and shared lots of funny and interesting stories with Jack and myself. It would be an honour for some of these stories, anecdotes and occasions to be shared at the reception.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation at http://www.heartandstroke.ca/
For those attending that may need a hotel, the Hampton Inn by Hilton Edmonton/Sherwood Park has offered a discount, just let them know you are with the “Kelly Family Group”. It’s a new hotel located at 950 Emerald Drive, Sherwood Park, AB T8H 0W6, Phone: 780-449-1609.
There is a Facebook Event created under Lesley Kelly, named “Gareth (Gary) Kelly’s Celebration of Life Service” please RSVP through that by 12noon, Friday February 17th 2017. This will assist with catering numbers.
If you would like to join our family cortege to Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home, please be at our house at 26-22112 Township Road-531, Ardrossan, T8E 2E3, by 11:45 a.m.
The Service can be accessed via webcast live or at a later date by clicking http://www.hdezwebcast.com/show/gareth-kelly?pass=8cd8626754cf393a1c33a5e877dae51d
To get directions to the Edmonton South Funeral Chapel, please click on Chapel Locations Tab above and then Edmonton South for the directions and a map.