“May God hold you in the palm of his hand”. Fergus Francis Kelly passed peacefully at home with his family by his side on February 25, 2021 at the age of 81. Dearly beloved husband of 58 years of Anne (Maloney) Kelly. Beloved father of Mike and Ann Kelly of Bright’s Grove, Anne Marie and Steve Nicholson of Mitchell, Cathy and Dave Hanly of Stratford and Mary Margaret and Sean Whiteford of Chagrin Falls, and predeceased by infant daughter, Mary. Dear grandfather of Sean (Tyra) Kelly, Patrick Kelly, Caley (Greg)Harmon, Brendan (Jessica) Nicholson, Jim (Kaitlyn) Campbell, Haden (Shannon) Campbell, Colin Campbell, Kiernyn Campbell, Ethan Whiteford and Lauren Whiteford. Proud great grandfather to Everly Nicholson and Aliyah Kelly. Dear brother of Jack and Cecelia Kelly, Nancy and Neil Stapleton, Mary and Rudy Jansen, Helen and Butch Regier, Jim and Jean Maloney, and sister-in-law, Sharon Maloney. Predeceased by parents Ferg and Esther (Catherine) Kelly, brothers Bob and Keith Kelly, brother-in-law Jim Doyle, sister-in-law Marie Gelinas, and brother-in-law Francis Maloney.
Ferg was a faithful member of St. Patrick’s Parish, Dublin, and St. James’ Parish, Seaforth. He was also a devoted Fourth Degree member of the Knight’s of Columbus, Father Stephen Eckert Council. Ferg was also a councillor for McKillop Township from Dec 1994 to Dec 2000. He will be remembered for his complete devotion to his family, faith and community. He will also be remembered for spending countless hours in hockey arenas across Ontario as an enthusiastic supporter of his grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at Haskett Funeral Home, 87 Goderich Street, SEAFORTH on Friday from 6-7 PM. Due to Provincial COVID-19 restrictions, each person must RSVP for the visitation. Please click “Register Now” below to register.
A private funeral mass will be held at the St. James Roman Catholic Church, Seaforth on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 11 AM. Though the service is private, the family invites you to join with them from the comfort of your home. Stream the service live or at your convenience by visiting www.facebook.com/haskettfh. Interment at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Dublin will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Haskett Funeral Home, Seaforth. (519-527-1390)
Expressions of sympathy can be made to St. James’ Church Building Fund or Right to Life.