May 8, 1925-November 24, 2020
Michael passed away peacefully on November 24th at the age of 95. Born May 8th, 1925 to Winnifred & Bryson Kelly. Michael was predeceased by his older brothers Bert, Francis, & Joe and his younger siblings Edward, Teresa, Camilla & Paul. He will be missed by his many nieces, nephews & their families, friends & family.
Michael’s visits to family & friends were short but were frequent. He would arrive with whatever fruit or vegetable was in season & if you were lucky perhaps one of his delicious pies or perhaps some butter tarts. In the spring Mike would have an endless supply of maple syrup he would make his rounds with. With his gifts came stories of fishing, his time on the boats, fishing, years at the hospital or fishing. Michael’s friends & family were very important to him. Michael was known by many as Mike, Uncle Mike, Uncle Amby, Kelly, Ambrose or Amie to name only a few. And no one may ever know how many friends Michael had, or even their real name, as he gave everyone a name he thought better suited them. Michael was known & loved by many. May you rest in the peace of Christ.
Michael’s family would like to thank the nurses, support workers & doctors at IOOF Nursing Home who have taken such wonderful care of him. This time when visits were restricted, we know you gave him the care he needed and deserved. Thank you also to the staff at Royal Victoria Hospital who cared for him during his final year. And to the staff and friends at Heritage Place, thank you, he really did miss all of you and his home.
Family will hold a private Funeral Mass at St. Patrick’s Church, Phelpston with the support of Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, thank you. Michael’s ashes will be laid to rest at St. Patrick’s Cemetery with his family. Please celebrate Michael at home with your family as he would have liked. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation in Michael’s memory. Please remember Michael in your prayers.
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