John Kelly

Obituary of John Bernard Kelly

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KELLY, John Bernard. With great sadness we announce his passing on December 22nd, 2023, age 61 with family by his side. Born in 1962 in Halifax, John was a son of Theresa and William Kelly. He kept his mother company for many years before she moved to Arborstone. He was fun loving and took life as it came. While bravely facing cancer, his concern was for the family and his many friends. He enjoyed the outdoors, the beach, taking long drives, and attending concerts with long time friends. Dog or house sitting or helping someone move. He was a dedicated worker for his employer, ATS, where he did the early shift. He kept going during Covid delivering supplies where they were needed. He has always spoken highly of, how well their employees are treated and of the special friendships made there. He is survived by his mother, Theresa Kelly; brother Wayne Kelly; sisters, Cynthia Kelly (Steven), Heather Kelly (Russell); nephew, Ray MacDonald; and his children Rex and Ruby, aunts, Marie, and Marguerite, many cousins. He was predeceased by his father, William Kelly; nephew, Gary MacDonald; grandparents, W.B and P. (Rolfe) Kelly, J.E. and A. (Stone) Kelly; aunts, uncles, and cousins. Our family wish to gratefully thank the doctors, nurses, and all staff of 5A, V.G. Hospital for their professional care and heartfelt kindness to John and his family during his stay. John’s wish for everyone is “Join your friends and enjoy your life”. By John’s request, cremation has taken place. A Graveside service will be held Saturday January 20, 2024 at 11:00 am at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 33 Old Sackville Road, Lower Sackville, NS, B4C 2J5. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to T.J Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialist, Halifax (902) 835-4212. Online condolences or memories may be sent to the family by visiting A limb has fallen from the family tree I keep hearing a voice that says Grieve not for me Remember the best times the Laughter the Songs The good life I lived while I was strong.