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Joe Kelly died peacefully with his sons Brendan and Michael and his daughter-in-law Margaret by his side February 21 at the Lakeshore General Hospital. He was 84. Joe was born in the tiny town of Saltcoats on the west coast of Scotland to James Kelly and Margaret Macavoy. He went on to become a business professor at both Glasgow University and Strathclyde University, before moving with his family to Montreal in the summer of 1967. He spent one year at McGill's business school before moving to Concordia University, where he worked as a professor of management in the M.B.A./ doctoral program until his retirement in 1996. After his retirement, the John Molson School of Business at Concordia established the Joe Kelly Graduate Award given to a graduate student each year. He published 12 acclaimed books on management and organizational behaviour, including a pioneering work in the field, the 1969 book Organizational Behaviour. His articles were published widely, including in the Harvard Business Review. Joe is survived by his wife Maureen (born McGinley), and his children Dermot (Cynthia), Michael (Margaret), Brendan (Johanne) and Louise (David), and his grandchildren Devan, Keane, Julia, and Matthew. He is also survived by his sisters Mary (John) and Anne (Alan), and his brother Patrick, and is predeceased by his sister Margaret (Jack). The funeral service will be held at St. Edmund of Canterbury Church, 105 Beaconsfield Blvd., Beaconsfield, on Thursday at 11 a.m. Visitation will be held Wednesday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Collins Clarke MacGillivray White, 27 Salisbury Avenue, Pointe-Claire (right by corner of 20 autoroute and Cartier Ave). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lakeshore General Hospital Hemo-Dialysis Department.
Published in The Gazette from Feb. 25 to Feb. 26, 2013