Roy KELLY

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KELLY, Roy
It is with deeply saddened hearts that we announce the passing of our spirited Father, Grandfather, and dear friend, Roy Kelly. Roy passed peacefully with family at his side on September 26, 2015 in Invermere, BC. Roy always approached life full heartedly. He was a phenomenal hockey, golf and baseball player; however, his best game was coaching his "home" team, his family, which was always his top priority. Our rock, coach and advocate stood by us through thick and thin like the champion he was, a WINNER in life. We know he will cheer all of us on as we continue to play life full out! His love for his wife Edna Kelly never wavered for the 68 years they were joined as one. It was a partnership that exemplified his love and devotion day in and day out. Roy grew up in Calgary, Alberta. As a young boy he played hockey, which lead him to Trail, BC. His love for hockey evolved into a professional career, joining the St. Louis Flyers and Cleveland Barons, being known as the Milkshake Kid and top goal scorer. He concluded his professional career playing for the Quebec Aces. Roy and Edna returned to Calgary to raise their three children Terry, Maureen and Doug. Edna was always by his side to fulfil their dreams and be a support wherever the journey led them. Returning to Calgary he became a member of Earl Grey Golf Club for 60 years and continued his love for hockey. He coached the Drumheller Miners and the Calgary Stampeders taking two teams to Europe, representing Canada and winning the Allan Cup. His hockey career culminated in being inducted into the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame. He was predeceased by his father Percy, mother Maude, daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Sigmund Gadomski, daughter-in-law Mary Lou Kelly and brother Mervin Kelly. One of the verses that meant a great deal to him was:
John. 3:16 - For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
As a Father/Grandfather to Teresa, Maureen, Doug, Cori, Kevin, Michelle, Chris, and Scott he demonstrated his heroic and unconditional love … he never gave up on anyone. We always knew he was in our corner. He left this world saying "Ok, it is time to go home", his spirit will live through those that he left behind, as he continues to work with the divine.
"Hang Loose."
Please join us in "A Celebration of Life": November 7, 2015 at Pynelogs Cultural Centre (1720 4 Ave, Invermere, BC V0A 1K4) from 2:30-5:00 p.m.

Published in The Calgary Herald on Oct. 3, 2015
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