KELLY, Willard James – Passed away peacefully in his sleep to join his beloved wife Mary (Piggott) who he missed every day since her passing, September 2016. Caring father to Nancy (Eric) Hamm, London, Jim (Shelley) Kelly, Oil Springs, David (Donna-Lee) Kelly, British Columbia, Gary (Sharleen) Kelly, Mooretown, Brenda Hannon, Corpus Christie. Special Grandfather to Ryan (Kaitlyn) Kelly, Daniel (Cindy) Kelly, Wesley Kelly, Shayna (Jamie) Kermer, Jayme (Dan) Zukiwsky, Whitney (Allan) Litchfield, Cory Kelly, Curtis Reid and Erin (Shaun) Friel. Willard was a very proud Great Grandfather to Sophia Kelly, Cadence Zukiwsky, Keira Kermer, Bronwyn and Trenton Litchfield, Sydney Kelly and Layla Friel. Willard was a lifelong farmer in the Dawn Enniskillen town-line area up until retiring to Oil Springs in 1998. Dad loved the outdoors, watching the crops grow and traveling when he and mom were still able. Also survived by his sisters Kathleen Lochner and Marguerite Anderson and brotherin-law Jack (Ruth) Piggott and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by son Tom (2018), parents Wilfred and Reta (McKay), in-laws John and Myrtle (Hurst) Piggott, sisters Colleen (Ron) Bilton, Winnifred Kelly, Juanita Thompson, Brother in-laws Mac Thompson, Howard Lochner and Frank Anderson, brothers and sisters in-law George Piggott, Delbert (Helen) Piggott, Pearl (Don) Craig, Edith (Harold) Holliday, Wilma (Howard) Stevens, Jean (Stewart) Lovegrove and, Annie (Leslie) Hall.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, BRIGDEN on Friday, November 01, 2019 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 02, 2019 at 11:00 am from the funeral home. Rev. Bryan Baxter officiating. Interment to follow at Oil Springs Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Oil Springs Food Bank (make cheques payable to VOTC)
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