KELLY, Mary Eleanor (nee Piggott) – Passed into the arms of the lord, peacefully with her loving family by her side on September 3, 2016 at Bluewater Health – C.E.E. Site, Petrolia at the tender age of 84. Mary leaves behind her lifelong love and partner of 65 years, Willard Kelly. Loving mother to Nancy Hamm (Eric), Jim Kelly (Shelley), David Kelly (Donna-Lee), Gary Kelly (Sharleen), Brenda Hannon and Tom Kelly. Special Grandmother to Ryan Kelly (Kaitlyn), Daniel Kelly (Cindy), Wesley Kelly, Shayna Kermer (Jamie), Jayme Zukiwsky (Dan), Whitney Litchfield (Allan), Cory Kelly, Curtis Reid and Erin Friel (Shaun). Mary was a very proud Great Grandmother to Keira Kermer, Bronwyn Litchfield, Cadence Zukiwsky, Layla Friel, Trenton Litchfield and newest member to the family Sophia Mary Kelly. Mary’s family was always very important to her, especially her Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren, who brought her much love and great joy. Mary had a beautiful voice for singing and was asked many times to sing at various functions. She was known as a loving, kind, and compassionate person, always putting everyone’s needs before her own. She volunteered for 10 years at the Petrolia Hospital Day Care Service, was an active Club Leader within 4H and in the Rebecca Lodge for many years. Mary’s had many interests one was quilting, she made the most beautiful quilts, loving care put into every single stitch. Mary also leaves behind her only surviving sibling Jack Piggott (Ruth) as well as sister in-laws Kathleen Lochner, Colleen Bilton (Ron), Marguerite Anderson and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by; her parents John and Myrtle (Hurst) Piggott, her in-iaws Wilfred and Reta (McKay) Kelly, brothers George, Delbert (Helen), sisters Pearl Craig (Don), Edith Holliday (Harold), Wilma Stevens (Howard), Jean Lovegrove (Stewart), Annie Hall (Leslie), sister in-laws Winnifred Kelly, Juanita Thompson, brother-in-laws Mac Thompson, Howard Lochner and Frank Anderson.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.
Funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 11:00am from the funeral home. Rev. Jim White officiating. Interment to follow at Oil Springs Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Oil Springs United Church or the Oil Springs Food Bank.