Garry “Wilf” Wilfred KELLY. A beacon of strength, faith, and boundless love departed us at Juravinski Hospital on October 6, 2023. With a union spanning 54 beautiful years, Wilf and his treasured wife, Linda, built a tapestry of love and commitment that served as an inspiring testament to all. A devoted father to Matthew and David (Melissa), and a doting grandfather, or “Papa”, to Erin and Griffin.
Born on September 22, 1946, in Brockville, Ontario, Wilf was the cherished son of Wilfred and Aileen Kelly, and a dear brother to Shirley (George), Wayne (Linda), and Tom (Joan). Wilf filled the lives of his family and friends with wisdom, stories, and laughter, always ready to share anecdotes and moments of joy.
Wilf was a resident of Dundas where he led Curry, Elkin & Kelly Insurance Brokers with dedication and integrity until his retirement in 2007. He served his community as a trusted advisor and font of knowledge to many, always with a smile and open heart.
A sports enthusiast, Wilf found joy in golf, basketball, and football, and held membership at the Dundas Golf & Country Club and Royal Wood in Naples, Florida. He was a devoted Catholic, living his life in faithful service to others and embodying the principle of treating others with kindness and respect. After courageously battling cancer, with Linda unwaveringly by his side, Wilf leaves behind a legacy that will continue to light the way for his loved ones.
Family and friends are invited to Turner Family Funeral Home for visitation at 53 Main St, Dundas, on Thursday, October 12th from 6-8 pm. A Mass celebrating Wilf’s life is scheduled at St. Augustine’s Parish, 58 Sydenham Rd, Dundas, on Friday, October 13th at 1:00 pm, with a private family interment at St. Augustine’s Cemetery to follow. There are too many people to name who were special to Wilf but thank you for your love and support. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to the Canadian Cancer Society in honour of Wilf’s memory.