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GROSKY, Kelly (Allan Wade Kelly)

March 11, 1967 – Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
November 26, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

Kelly Grosky beloved father of Kobe, Zack and Ty Grosky of Calgary, passed away suddenly on Wednesday November 26 2014 at the age of 47 years.

Kelly achieved so much in his short time. From winning a National Volleyball Championship with the University of Calgary volleyball team, becoming the Canadian Inter-University Athletic Union Most Valuable player, playing professional volleyball in Europe, and raising 3 energetic boys, he did it all. Kelly graduated with Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Calgary, and also worked to achieve his Fellowship in Canadian Securities. Kelly took pride in everything that he did including rising through the ranks as an Institutional Trader and recently embarking on a new career as an Environmental Consultant in the oilfield. He continued to be active with volleyball, golf, fishing, and most dear to his heart, coaching. He treasured many memories of summers at White Sands Resort, Mexico holidays, Edson Ball tournaments and Puckster’s golf tournaments. Most important to Kelly was spending time with his family, especially his boys.

Kelly is survived by his 3 sons, Kobe, Zack, Ty and their mother Dana of Calgary; his parents Betty and Gerry Grosky of Tomahawk, AB; siblings, Gerald “Buzz” Grosky of Tomahawk, AB and Darren and Alysha Grosky of Wainwright, AB; nieces and nephews, Meagan Grosky and Kevin Grosky of Edson, AB, Lauren Grosky of Wainwright, AB, Emily Grosky of Tomahawk, AB. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him including numerous friends who he had touched the hearts and lives of.

Funeral Services will be held at Rock Pointe Church (255024 Lochend Road, Calgary) on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Kelly Grosky, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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  1. Carla and Tim Begalke :

    So sorry to hear about Kelly. We were shocked and saddened. Dana Ty Zack and Kobe, you are in our thoughts and prayers at this extremely difficult time. Carla and Tim Begalke.

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  2. Kelly’s constant laughter, silly jokes and shear intensity have not faded in my mind after 15 years (of me being away) and I know for all of us they NEVER will.

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  3. Richard McDonald :

    Our condolences to the Grosky family and friends. Kelly was a great guy to play with and against, because he always brought his best. After play ended he became the center of the fun … what a legacy! A big loss for everyone… Richard and Connie McDonald

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  4. Charles Gadalla :

    So sorry for your loss. Kelly was one of the kindest , most genuine people I ever met. I only knew him for a few short years through our annual golf getaway, but he was the highlight of the trip, the true heart and soul of the group. He touched many lives and all in a positive way. While my heart is darker today, I know the stars are twinkling brighter at a story he just told them. May he rest in peace.

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  5. Darren Bourget :

    We were deeply saddened to learn of Kelly’s passing. We will always remember fondly the year we were luckey enough to have him as Matt’s head coach as his guidance really strengthened his love of the game. In our short time knowing Kelly it was clear that he was a great coach, a wonderful father, and an awesome person. Please know that our thoughts are with your family during this tragic time.

    The Bourget Family

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  6. Arthur Fullerton :

    Too many amazing memories…teammates, friends, brothers…for a moment in time. I’ll miss you Kelly.

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  7. My deepest condolences to all of Kelly’s family and friends. I haven’t seen Kelly since high school but remember his infectious laugh and smile. He could put a smile on anyone’s face with his sense of humour, RIP my friend….so very sorry to hear ❤️❤️

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  8. I was shocked, and saddened, to hear of Kelly’s sudden passing. It broke my heart to hear such sad news!

    For the past year, Kelly & I had the pleasure of working together as teammates in environmental compliance – him in the field, me in the office. I was blessed to have talked with him, just hours before he closed his eyes for the last time. As usual, he had me laughing nonstop, with promises of a Timmies the next time he came to the office.

    Kelly was a man who always had a smile and a kind word for everyone – an absolutely gentle soul! The world is a much sadder place without you in it, Kelly. You left a hole in all of our hearts, and you will be truly missed by all that knew you!

    My deepest condolences to his sons, his family, and all those who knew and loved Kelly the best! The gift of knowing him, was ours!

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  9. Donna Howden Harris :

    To Dana and all of your family – my mom just told me about Kelly and I’m so shocked and saddened by your loss. My heart felt condolences to you from me and my family in New York.

    Donna Harris
    New Paltz, NY

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  10. Sharon and Thomas Dunnett :

    We are so sorry to hear of Kelly’s passing. Kelly was Thomas’ coach in hockey and both of us remember how, as a coach of a team of 7 year olds, he took the time after every game to give individual feedback to each and every one of them. Kelly was a kind and generous person and we will miss him. Our deepest sympathies to his family, especially his children.

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  11. Had the pleasure of playing volleyball with Kelly in Sylvan lake and although I don’t remember how we finished, I do remember him as a great athlete, and more importantly a great guy! My good thoughts go out to his family.

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  12. Dear Grosky family, I am so sorry for your loss. It is not the proper order of things to be burying your child. I played with Kelly on the national universiade team and always enjoyed my time with Kelly. He was a fierce competitor but also knew how to get a laugh and give one. Kelly and I played a couple times on the beach, going there in his red Civic and also later played against him … and lost! I had lost touch with him but I will always remember him fondly. The world is a better place because of Kelly.

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  13. On behalf of the staff of Branton School I would like to extend our deepest condolences for your family’s loss, and to Kobe and his brothers for the loss of their father. Our deepest sympathies are with you at this time; we will do whatever we can to help Kobe at school through this time of grief.

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  14. For the brief time I knew Kelly back in Edson, Alberta, he was a consummate gentleman. Jovial, positive, and authentic is how I will always remember Kelly. My sincere condolences to his family.

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  15. Ben Bishop from Branton School :

    Heartfelt condolences to all of the family. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

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  16. Esther Veurink :

    Dear Kobe and family,

    It breaks my heart to hear of this news. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I am thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.

    Sincerely,

    Ms. Veurink (Branton School)

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  17. Isabelle Crépin and 8C (Branton School) :

    Please know that we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength.

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  18. Susan and Randy Moncks :

    Dear Dana, Kobe, Zack and Ty, and family,
    It is with great shock and sadness that we heard the news of Kelly. We are certain that you will hear from many members of the volleyball community, that range from new to old(er) players, the impact his talent and character had on each one of us. Although we do not always see each other often, the memories we have from our interactions both on and off the court make reconnecting so easy and enjoyable. Randy and I were done playing for the U of C when Kelly began, and we got to know him as Alumni when we came to watch the Dinos compete and Randy, through competition against the alumni. I coached a high school girls team who thought he was so good-looking and had the greatest legs! :)) He had a huge fan club and had barely begun his career! 🙂
    He was so humble about his charm! Kelly was a gifted setter and athlete, an effective and respectful competitor and an all-round sweet, charming, caring person. We so looked forward to reconnecting with him as he began coaching his boys- something we all look forward to, as we get to share our passion for this game with our kids and all that the sport has to offer. It is my bet that he was a wonderful husband and an amazing Dad and I know, an admired coach. I hope, boys, that you will play volleyball and perhaps one day, develop into the passionate and determined team-player that your Dad was.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all and all Kelly’s family. Know that his memory will live on with us all as we share our stories with one another. Each one of us is blessed to have known him and perhaps one day, we can meet you too. Susan and Randy Moncks

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  19. Frédéric Bigler :

    Dear Grosky Family, sorry for my english…I’m a french volleyball player and I played against Kelly when he was in Monaco. It was a very great player and even today sometimes we speak about him. I informed the club of Monaco about the disappearance of Kelly and I think that they should observe one minute of silence for his memory during the next match of the team. Sincere condoleance

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  20. Cory and Crystal Dayley :

    Dear Dana, Kobe, Zack, Ty, and family

    You are all in our thoughts, and our hearts. Our deepest sympathies.

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  21. Peter & Elvira Jackson :

    Dana, Kobe, Zack and Ty.
    You have our deepest sympathies at this very difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Stay strong.

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  22. Lesley, Rod and Matt Neaves :

    We would like to express our sympathy in the passing away of Kelly. Kelly’s passion and talent for volleyball and coaching was apparent during the time he coached our son on a volleyball team in 2013. He has been an inspiration and will be missed. Our condolences to the family.

    Lesley, Rod and Matt Neaves

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