“He was born with the Ivories attached to his fingers.”
It is with deep sadness and broken hearts we regret to announce the sudden passing of Donald George Kelly; unexpectedly on Thursday, October 22, 2020 in his 71st year.
Don will be sadly missed by his wife and soulmate Lynn, for 30 years and his fur babies Avery, Sophie, Sami and the late Babe. Don will be forever missed by his children with “All OUR loving” Jennifer Breathat (Chris), Sarah, Andrea Coulter (Cory), Thomas (Kristina Lecuyer), Mitchell, Nancy Champagne Kutt and Dennis Champagne (Ashley). Aside from being survived by his best friend and children, Don leaves behind his treasured mother Millie (late Bill), and he was the “Best Big Brother” to Betsy Radke (Bob). He is fondly remembered by his grandchildren; Christian, Justice, Kyle, Erin, Faith, Destiny, Destiny, Harper, Leland, Landon, Cameron, Jacob, Tommee, Ashley, Jesse, Sara and Logan.
He was greeted in the next dimension by Hope, Cameron, Aunts, Uncles and the many who journeyed on before him all waiting for him to perform.
Don became a great grandfather proudly speaking of Tyvan, Kevii, Sylvia, Coraline, Bryce and Braelee. Uncle Donny will be greatly missed by his nieces Lisa Smith, Vicki Milano and Allison Boulanger. Loved nephew of Elva Marshall and admired affectionately by plentiful cousins and lifetime friends he cherished.
With thrill and excitement he entertained us all by playing piano effortlessly. He shared this talent with the world as he sat alongside the members of The Dark Side band. After, he would create home made CD’s/DVD’s for all to relive and keep the awesome experience. He was the man behind the camera and captured his moment thriving excessively in videography and became a skilled editor. He had remarkable craftmanship and everything had to be above and beyond to ensure the highest superiority.
He was a miracle worker and his talent and wittiness will truly be missed. He could fix anything and had a quirky answer for everything. There were no limits to his imagination and creativity.
To honour Don’s life passion, a donation (payable by cheque or on line) to Sault Theatre Workshop, Big Brothers Association, Humane Society – SSM or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.
Friends are invited to visit at the Arthur Funeral Home – Barton & Kiteley Chapel (492 Wellington St. east 705-759-2522) on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 between 1 pm – 3 pm. (40 people maximum at a time, Masks Required). Please visit Arthur Funeral Home website obituaries to leave memories and condolences as a keepsake for the family.