elevated npgHE March 28, 1933 – March 10, 2024

elevated npgHE It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Len. He died peacefully holding the hand of his beloved daughter, Laurie after a brief stay in hospital where he had the chance to share time and memories with his loved ones. Len was born in Tweed, Ontario to the late Elizabeth (Courneyea) and Leonard Kelly, attended Regiopolis College in Kingston and spent his career with Imperial Oil in Kingston, Toronto and Kitchener. He is survived by his children Mary (Jim), Dennis (Marianne), Greg (Dale), Leonard (Kimball) and Laurie. He was the proud grandfather to 12 grandchildren and recently celebrated the arrival of his first great grandchild. He is survived by his brother Paul and his sisters Barbara and Marie. He was predeceased by his beloved wife and partner of 61 years, Noreen (nee Hagan). Len was her steadfast companion and caregiver for many years until she succumbed to Parkinson’s disease in 2019. Len and Noreen travelled extensively and enjoyed many wonderful summers at their Bobs Lake cottage near Westport. After Noreen’s death, Len moved to Toronto to be closer to three of his children and many of his grandchildren. A grandson once described him as a “ big wrinkled kid”- a tribute to his love of life, laughter, friendship and family. He valued nothing more than time spent with his family. He enjoyed roadtrips, never turned down a dinner invitation and watched his grandsons play hockey up until a week before his death. Len was known to deliver heartfelt reflections at the celebrations of many of his family’s life milestones – a lasting testament to his and Noreen’s legacy of setting a strong foundation for future generations.

elevated npgHE A memorial Mass and Celebration of Life will take place at St. Edward Church, Westport on Saturday April 27th at 11am. In lieu of flowers, the family would be grateful for donations to Parkinson Canada or Chalice Canada in memory of Len.