KELLY, Michael George
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Passed away suddenly at the age of 78, on March 1, 2013 while vacationing in Florida. He leaves behind his beloved wife Carmen. Father of Sharon ( Mike Ferguson), Tom, Sue, Donna, (Richard Ducharme), step-son Dan Landry, (Lynda Begin). Grandfather of Joel, Kaisha Ferguson, Kelsey Ducharme, Tyler, Kris, Kaige, and Trey Landry. Brother of Lois (Walter McCallum), Reta (Ron Gordon), John (Jeannine), Maynard (Judy), Gordon (Betty), Barbara (Chris) Larry (Gail ). Predeceased by his brother Donald (Maxine). Uncle of many nieces and nephews.
George served as City of Ottawa Councilor from 1985 to 1991
Director, Central Canada Exibition Board.
Past President, Ottawa Minto Colts and Ottawa Trojan Minor Football
Ottawa Police, played benefit hockey for special needs children 1970 – 1980
Coached minor football and hockey throughout his life.
Volunteer Santa, community Day Cares
Senator, Metis Nation of Ontario Veterans Council
Member of Aboriginal Veterans Autochtones
Received Humanitarian Award for Dedication and Unselfish Services
Served in Royal Canadian Navy, Nato Korean Conflict 1952 – 1957
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Minor Football or Minor Hockey Assoc. of your choice or M.N.O. Veterans Council. A memorial service will be held on Sunday April 14 in the Chapel of McEvoy- Shields Funeral Home 1411 Hunt Club Rd. at Albion Rd at 11 a.m. At George's request, after the memorial service, family and friends are invited to gather at the Prescott for cheers and music from 1 to 4 p.m.
We have only memories
to keep our whole life through,
but the sweetness will linger
Today, Tomorrow, Always and Forever
as we treasure the image of You
McEvoy-Shields Funeral Home and Chapel
1411 Hunt Club Road
Ottawa, ON K1V1A6
Published in The Ottawa Citizen from Apr. 6 to Apr. 13, 2013