It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our husband, father, brother and grandfather, Michael Kelly, on Monday, March 5, 2007.
Michael was born on July 11, 1931 in Calgary, AB. He entered Law School at the University of Toronto. After graduating, he returned to Calgary to practice law where he enjoyed a distinguished legal career. Michael started the law firm of Kelly & Kelly with his brother Robert in the mid 1960’s. Michael married Helen on February 7, 1962 and raised four sons. His passions were gardening, playing bridge and billiards. Michael spent endless summer days and nights tending to his garden at their Lakeview home. Playing bridge is a Kelly family tradition and many Christmas days saw Michael along with his father and brothers around the bridge table after a big turkey dinner.
Michael is survived by his wife Helen; four sons, Terry, Patrick (Sonia), Kevin, Chris; grandson Willam; brothers, Donald (Doris), Robert (Rosemarie); and sister-in-law Marion. Michael was predeceased by his brother William (Bill), his mother Elizabeth and his father William.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Thursday, March 8, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church (1307 14 Street SW) on Friday, March 9, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. Graveside Services to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery (32 Ave. & 4 St. N.W.). Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Flowers may be sent directly to McInnis & Holloway’s Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Dr. S.W.). If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made in Michael’s name directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th St. N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca. Michael’s family would like to extend their thanks to the wonderful staff at The Beverly Centre for helping him through his final journey.
In living memory of Michael Kelly, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences