Kelly, Mary

January 20, 1932 ~ September 3, 2016

DSCN4998b (2)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.


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  1. Dear Willard, we are so very sorry to hear of the loss of your precious life partner. You’ve been there for each other always and have remained strong throughout your ordeals. God bless and keep you, Willard and family. Neighbours.

  2. Jack & Ruth
    On behalf of my daughter Mary Brown and myself may we extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family in the loss of your sister. May it help in some small way to know that others share in your loss. In our thoughts and prayers as you face the days ahead! Hugs

  3. Sending our condolences to the Kelly family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  4. Jim, Shelly and family, we are so so sorry for you loss. Mary is now at peace and with God. Our love and prayers are with you.

  5. Gary and family. We are so sorry for the loss of your Mom. Find comfort in the memories.

    Doug, Tisha, Brady and Spencer Prong.

  6. Julie, Matthew and I send our deepest sympathies, love and prayers during this difficult time. Aunt Mary was a wonderful and kind person.

  7. Willard and family: So very sorry to hear about Mary, thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

    Dianne McLean and Carl Gadsby

  8. Jack and Ruth, Kathleen,
    So sorry to read about the passing of your sister/sister-in-law, Mary. My thoughts are with you at this sad time. Maupassant pleasant memories bring you peace.

  9. Williard and Family , we are very sorry to hear of Mary’s passing . She has been a good neighbour and Women’s Institute member and friend . May great memories help you through this sorrowful time .
    Sincere sympathy ,
    Leo /Karen Burns

  10. Dear Willard & Family
    There’s to many fond memories I have. Keeping Mary company while she worked in the garden, Cleaning our little church on Saturday for Sunday. Hiding in the kitchen waiting for her famous cookies to come out. When those cookies came and she left the room it was worth the wait even if they where they where a little hot to the touch but I managed. Mary’s door was always open and it didn’t matter what she was busy with she made time for you no matter who you were. MY thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  11. Dear Willard & Family,
    My Deepest Sympathy, with the passing of Mary. Growing up I can remember spending countless hours at your house, playing, eating, running from house to barn, and from field to field. Your back door was always open to myself & my siblings, I have always thought of Mary as one of the nicest , truly the best women, and consider myself very lucky to have known her.

  12. So Sorry Willard and all the family to hear just now of Mary’s passing into eternity. She will be greatly missed. She was truly a pillar in Rosedale community. She will be greatly missed. She was so caring and always ready to lend a helping hand.

  13. Our thoughts are with you, Uncle Willard and our cousins. Aunt Mary’s health issues over the past few years have been difficult but whenever she was asked how she was, she always smiled and said, “I’m doing!”.
    Lynda & Ron

  14. Deepest sympathy to you Uncle Willard and the rest of your family .. Aunt Mary will be fondly remembered by many

  15. My thoughs and prayers are with all the family. I lived beside Mary and Willard many years age, she was a kind soul.

  16. Dear Willard and family,
    Our deepest condolences in the passing of Mary. I remember with fond memories all the harvest meals I enjoyed as a little boy over fifty years ago at the Kelly farm table. I would tag along with my father “Amos Smith” while he & Willard filled different silos with the harvester they did custom work with for the Rosedale community. Jim was my good friend and a year younger than myself. We had lots of adventures in the
    neighbourhood ! Jim Smith/Jean Collins-Smith

  17. Our sympathy Willard and family at this sad time.. I spent many holidays at the Piggott’s . Mary was the closest cousin to my age so we spent many good times together. Recently Paul and were invited to the monthly Piggott’s luncheons and we enjoyed talking over old times.

  18. Dear Willard and Family,
    Our Deepest Sympathy in the passing of Mary! She was a beautiful person, who was kind and gracious to all.
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you all at this difficult time!
    Jeff and Lynn

  19. Marilyn & I and all our family share our deepest condolences with Uncle Willard and dear cousins and their families. Aunt Mary was a wonderful lady and our loving memories and wishes are with her and all of her dear family!!

  20. Gary and Sharleen,
    Our sincere condolences on the passing of Mary. Please know that we are thinking of you and the rest of your family at this sad time.

  21. Sincere condolences to her family, Mary & I were Sunday School pals, her father Superintendant, She was a sincere, caring and beautiful person.

  22. Our love and prayers are with you during this sad time. Mary was a wonderful woman and will be greatly missed.