A lifetime resident of the area, Lee Kelly passed away at Winchester District Memorial Hospital on Thursday, December 13, 2012, following a brief illness. He was 66.
Lee was born in Iroquois, on August 11, 1946, to his parents William and Carrie Kelly (nee Sheets). He attended local schools and Seaway District High School. Following high school, he married Gail Saddlemire and together they enjoyed a life full of laughter and fun.
Lee worked for the recreation department of the Village of Morrisburg and later the Township of South Dundas for 25 years until he retired in August of 2011. He was a familiar face to many local residents because he operated the Zamboni at the rink in Morrisburg for several years.
Lee enjoyed playing darts, camping and having a cold beer. He will be fondly remembered by his family and friends for his fun-loving nature, his sense of humour and his dedication to the community of Morrisburg which he loved.
Lee is survived by his siblings Sterling (Edna) of Morrisburg, Earl (Rose) of Simcoe, Ed (Roseann) of Morrisburg, Dale (Pat) of Morrisburg, Betty (Lloyd) McMillan of Iroquois, Wayne (Marie) of Iroquois and his precious dog Buddie.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife Gail, his parents Bill and Carrie Kelly (nee Sheets) and his brother Ronnie. He is also survived by nieces and nephews.
“Uncle Lee” will be remembered in the hearts of Morrisburg area residents for many years.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service was held at the funeral home on Monday, December 17th at 11 a.m., with Rev. Sue McCullough officiating. Cremation followed.
Pallbearers were Jeff Kelly, Travis Kelly, Mike Kelly, Colleen Merkley, Jeff VanderVeen and Stan Saddlemire. Honorary pallbearer was Jack Vander Veen.
Interment of cremated remains will be at Fairview Cemetery, Morrisburg.
Donations to the S.P.C.A. would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.