Edwin Ralph Kelly “Ed” passed away peacefully with family by his side on April 28, 2015 in Cranbrook, BC at the age of 93.
Ed was born on March 29, 1922 in Athalmer, BC. He was a very talented man. Some of his accomplishments included serving time in the Navy, running a successful business in Cranbrook for many years “Kelly’s Glass”, and making various things such as jewellery for his wife, stained glass lamps, toys for his grandchildren, and furniture using many different types of materials.
Ed married Frances Auguson on December 16, 1944 and they enjoyed celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary last December.
He was predeceased by his parents William and Catherine Kelly, by his brother Lewis Kelly, by his sister Josephine McLeod and by his great granddaughter Jannea Tiller.
He is survived by his loving wife Frances “Nana” and his children Eldeen and Allan Tiller, Barbara and David Stuckenberg, Ray Kelly and his spouse Shelly Paradis. He is survived also by 5 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren and many numerous amounts of loving family and friends.
As per Ed’s request there will be no service. However the family would love for you to join them for a Celebration of his life/Open House on Saturday, May 2, 2015. Come any time after 1:00 pm to Ray and Shelly’s house. 3024 – 30th Avenue South.
The family sends out a great big thank you to the Care Staff at Joseph Creek Care Village in the Lakit Neighbourhood. They were absolutely amazing in how they cared for Ed and all of the family there with him.