Brenda Kelly

Brenda Kelly

Sunday, September 17th, 1933 Sunday, July 7th, 2019

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Obituary for Brenda Elizabeth Kelly

KELLY, Brenda Elizabeth

Passed away with family by her side, on Sunday July 7, 2019 at the age of 85. Born in London, England to the late Walter Leslie Cable and Violet Patricia Woods. The family followed Walter to Kingston, Canada during the War.

Beloved wife of the late George F. Kelly, and treasured mother of Anne Kelly and Sara Austin (Peter). Loving grandmother of Ben and David Austin (and Anne’s dog Misty ☺). Fond sister-in-law of Helen Thompson, Doreen Armstrong (Ross), and Joan Cable (John). Predeceased by brother John Cable, and sisters-in-law Beth Kelly, and Joan Nichols (Doug).

As one of the inaugural recipients of a degree in The History of Ideas from Scarborough College University of Toronto, she expanded her love of history and architecture during a year of living in Switzerland.

Maker of many lists, she brought her excellent organizational skills to work on family chores, federal census and elections, church leadership, church libraries, a small business, and her own memorial service. Her beaming smile and laughter brought much joy to family and friends.

A memorial service at Harcourt United Church in Guelph will be held on Friday July 26th at 1:00 p.m. We will be celebrating her happy, long life and we hope those who come will wear bright happy colours instead of mourning black, at her request. A light lunch reception will take place at the church immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations would be appreciated to St. Mary’s Hospital ( or a charity of your choice. Cards available at funeral home 519-822-4731. Condolences can also be posted online at

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Tisha Robinson

Dear Ann and Sara,
We are so sad to hear the news of Brenda's passing. What a sweet and lovely person. We will never forget her, and your lovely Dad. We were the young couple that bought the Kelly home when your parents moved to Guelph. The Circle of Life: now it is our turn to downsize and another loving young family moves into your family home in Scarborough.
God be with you and give you strength and comfort as you journey through grief and loss.
Love from Tisha and Cliff Robinson
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