John Francis Kelly
It is with profound sadness that the family of John Francis Kelly announces his sudden passing at home on January 5th, 2019. Born in Saint John on January 19th, 1945 to James and Mary (Vautour) Kelly.
Survived by his loving wife of 49 years Eleanor (McCurdy), sons Christian (Renata Ward) and their sons Elliot and Rhys of Winnipeg, MB and Nicholas (Sarah Kelly) and their children Quinn and Nate of Winnipeg, MB. Sisters, Agnes Armstrong and Margaret Logan (Glenn),Brothers William (Nuan), Paul (Brenda Lynn), Daniel (Eva) and Thomas, as well as several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, John was predeceased by two brothers, David (Lynn) and infant George Raymond.
John was a graduate of St. Malachy’s Memorial High School and obtained his Chartered Accounting designation in Nova Scotia and practiced in New Brunswick.
Immensely proud of receiving his Queen Scout Level from Queen Elizabeth II, he continued his involvement with Scouts as both a Scout leader and provincial treasurer. He also served as President of the Board of Victoria Order of Nurses (VON); President of TelAid; as well as serving on the finance committee of St. Peter’s Parish Council.
He had a sharp wit and great sense of humor. His lifelong appreciation and knowledge of music has been passed onto his sons.
He was a genuinely good man, cherished as a son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend who will be greatly missed.
Resting at Brenan’s Funeral Home at 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, New Brunswick on Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 from 2pm to 4pm and from 6pm to 8pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, January 10th, 2019 at Holy Redeemer Parish located at 316 Somerset Street at 11:00am. For those who wish, remembrance may be made to Romero House.