- 56 years old
- Date of birth: Sep 28, 1959
- Date of passing: Mar 18, 2016
- Place of passing:
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
|Let the memory of Kelly be with us forever|
"A year ago today I lost a dear friend and one of my strongest supporters. We were in the Bahamas at the time and when Charlie Puth sang "it's been a long day without you my friend" (Fast and Furious movie) at his concert that we were attending I could not help but think of Kelly. As we lounged by the pool yesterday, on our vacation in the Dominican Republic, i don't think it was mere coincidence that Charlie Puth came from the speakers spaced around the pool. I dried my eyes, thought of my friend and hoped he was pain free and enjoying a well earned peace."
"Thinking of Uncle Kelly today. :( A year later, I am still sad."
"Kelly passed away one year ago today. Losing Kelly has left a hole in my heart that time cannot heal. I love you and miss you sweetheart and I would trade all my tomorrows for one more day with you. ❤❤❤"
"Christmas is quickly approaching - the first one without Kelly and for me it will be a Christmas of happy memories and profound sadness that Kelly is not here to share this Christmas. Kelly was like a big kid at Christmas who took greater joy in giving presents than getting them, who slipped the kids what he called "Uncle Kelly spending money" and who took great pride in being asked to make his "famous" mashed potatoes for the family Christmas dinner. Kelly gave me many presents over the years but the one I will always treasure most is his unconditional love. Merry Christmas sweetheart XXOO"
"Laurie and I are especially thinking of Kelly today and continue to miss him and are so sorry he is not here to be with us and those who care about him. We love him very much and always will.
"Today would have been Kelly's 57th birthday. Happy birthday my love. While you are not here with me to celebrate today you are always in my heart and in my thoughts. The Coke''s on me sweetheart.❤️❤️❤️"
"Twenty five years ago today I married the love of my life. Kelly was kind, considerate, strong, brave, unselfish, understanding and very loving. Happy anniversary sweetheart. I miss you more every day. While I can't hold you in my arms anymore I will always hold you in my heart."
"Kelly and I met working at 748 Comm Troop. Our first forced march, he yelled at me all the way up a big hill. I never wanted to go back. We spent the longest five weeks of one summer in Wainwright on our Junior Leaders Course. We sat together every day, me nudging him awake every time he fell asleep. We argued a lot at work, he was usually right but I would never admit it. We reconnected a few years back and spent many hours rehashing our time in the unit. I'm so sorry for your loss Cathy, he took really good care of you. I miss his laughter."
"Uncle Kelly was a kind and caring man. That was the first thing you noticed about him. He could talk to family and friends for hours - a loyal man, through and through. He will be missed. He will be loved. Thank you, Kelly, for making Aunt Cathy so happy. Rest in peace. - love, James and Sharon"
"I am so sorry Cathy for your loss. I am also sorry for not seeing enough of Kelly over the years. He was so thoughtful to call all the time. Kelly was truly an amazing step brother, always genuine, caring and loved our family with all his heart as we did him."
"May my condolences bring you comfort and may my prayers ease the pain of loss"
"Cathy, we are so sorry for your loss. Kelly was always so good at keeping in touch over the years. I was lucky to have had a conversation with him recently. Kelly was always a very kind and helpful guy, a great step brother and we shared a lot of laughs and watched a lot of movies together. On of my best ever golf games was with Kelly, I had a full length leg cast on and he carried my clubs and his, that's the kind of guy he was.
Mom also wanted me to say she will miss him very much and is thinking of you Cathy. She also appreciated his keeping in touch over the years. When we were all living together in Nanaimo we had lots of good dinner discussions. He always left the milk on the table but other than that was much more help around the house than me and my sister!
Brenda and I want you to know we will never forget Kelly and that he was very lucky to have had you Cathy in his life."
I am so sorry for your loss Cathy. My heart goes out to you during this difficult time."
"Kelly, I will never forget when Sandy and I moved in across the road from you and Cathy on Glovers Road in Oshawa. You were the first person to introduce yourself and offer your help, if we ever needed anything. We became great friends over the years and even after you moved away we spoke many times on the phone. Sandy and I are truly heart broken you had to leave this world to soon and we will never forget your kind spirit.
Cathy our heart goes out to you during this difficult time. We were all so fortunate to have Kelly in our lives. Kelly touched so many of us in so many different ways. We will really miss our friend Kelly!"
"Although we never knew Kelly, we know he was a great man, like his father Larry. We only met Larry's family later in life through some ancestry research that we had take on. Larry and Art bonded quickly as brothers, which they are.
We have shared the family events through e-mails and through a couple of gathering. With heavy hearts we sadly share the loss of Kelly.
To the Pearce family we want to say: "Your loved one is not far away but is as close to you as your warmest memories".
We hope those cherished memories bring comfort in your days ahead. God bless you all.
Warmest regards Art and Merle Pearce/family."
"During family visits in Nanaimo, teenaged Kelly was extraordinarily kind and patient as he gently distanced himself from a very young me. Kelly, reflected his parents diplomacy as he ensured I was happily occupied. Qualities he obviously maintained throughout his life as remembered above. Sending heartfelt condolences to all of Kelly's family. Vicki Mitchell (Hamilton)"
"Because he was generous and kind; caring and genuine.
For his smile and his service; for games and grub. For humor and honesty, inquisitiveness and interest. Because he was there for family, for neighbours and friends. Because he made me laugh, because he made Aunt Cathy happy. For cokes and model planes and old playboy mags. For these reasons, and a hundred more. He was loved. He is missed. He will always be remembered. With a tear, and a smile. I'll miss you, Uncle Kelly."
"Condolences to Kelly's famiy, my heart goes out to you, thinking of you Cathy, with heartfelt sorrow,"
"One of the things I appreciated most about Kelly is how genuine he was. 'What you saw is what you got.' He genuinely liked helping people and that has been reflected in the heartfelt response to his passing by his neighbours & friends. I loved that he was so good to Cathy and I'm so happy that they found each other. Kelly always expressed an interest in his nieces and nephews and loved to spend time with them. And Kelly always made those great mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving and Christmas! Kelly thanks for making our family yours.
love,Karen & Larry"
"Uncle Kelly had a certain openness to him, a wide-eyed warmth and generosity that he extended to every single person he encountered in life. It didn’t matter who you were or where you came from.. stranger or family member, waiter or bus driver, millionaire or beggar… Kelly would look you in the eye with a warm smile and a story to tell. He never overlooked anyone; he made everyone feel acknowledged and important. I will never forget the welcome sight of him and Aunt Cathy arriving at our family functions, a big teddy bear with a cooler of coke in tow and a basket of gifts for everyone. He was the type of guy that would give you the shirt off his back, the type of guy that was arranging thank you gifts for nurses and hospital workers even as he lay in a hospital bed battling serious illness. Such generosity of spirit is rare and exceptional. He was a good man and the world was a better place for having known him. Rest in Peace Uncle Kelly XXOO"
"You will be missed by your wife, father, brother, niece and the rest of your family. I will make sure to tell your future great nieces/nephews about you."
"Condolences to the Kellly's family, you left this earth far too soon, but your memory lives in the hearts of all who loved you."
"A father/son relationship is unique and special. No matter on earth or in heaven, that always continues. Our memories always live on and can never be taken away from us. Our condolences to our dear friend Larry, his wife Laurie, Scott, and Kelly's family."
"Missing you already."