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Born: Mar 27, 1941

Date of Passing: Aug 03, 2017

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JAMES CLARK KELLY March 27, 1941 - August 3, 2017 It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of James Kelly on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at the Health Sciences Centre, at the age of 76 years. Jim was predeceased by his father James, his mother Margaret (nee Myers), and brother Spencer. Jim leaves behind to mourn his passing, his loving wife of 44 years, Sherron (nee Unwin), their son Patrick (Jillian), two beautiful granddaughters that he loved so very much, Brooklyn and Ava; and six sisters, Geri (Jim), JoAnn, Pat (Conrad), Wendy, Nancy and Donna, and many nieces and nephews. Jim was born in Winnipeg and grew up in Norwood. He enjoyed playing and coaching sports. He loved coaching hockey, but his passion was playing golf, and coaching golf. He was a Certified Golf Instructor at Arnason's Golf Centre, where he made a lot of new friends who loved playing golf as much as he did. Jim's passion for family and friends was one of a kind; he had a big heart and he would do anything he could to see others happy, especially Brooklyn and Ava. The family would like to thank the staff at the Health Science Centre, 4th and 7th floors. Jim decided not to have a funeral or a memorial service. Just think of him now and again, and have a laugh over some of the crazy things he said and did, and know he is up there having the best round of golf he ever had. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Jim's name to a charity of your choice. E.J. COUTU & CO. FUNERAL DIRECTORS 204-253-5086

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 12, 2017

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • Sherron, Patrick & family, So sorry on Jim’s passing . He was one of a kind and could always make us laugh, no matter the situation. I will always remember our great times, Jim & you & Bob & I. Our Canasta games will never be forgotten. I hope Jimmy & Bob meet up and have one more round of golf at their favorite place St. Boniface. And another coffee at A & W Walk-In, where we all grew up together. We all have so many great memories and I’m sure none of us will ever forget them. Take care and my thoughts are with you Sherrron at this difficult time. Cheryl & family - Posted by: CHERYL EWANUS (Long time freind) on: Aug 15, 2017

  • My condolences to the entire family. Jim was an outgoing fun loving man who had an appreciation and zest for life. My thoughts and prayers are with the Kelly family xoxoxox Kim Tronrud - Posted by: Kim Tronrud (Friend) on: Aug 14, 2017

  • Sheron, Pat,Jill, Brooklyn and Ava. Your grandpa was such a great man. We all will miss him. He will be still watching all your games from heaven with Dayle's grandpa. From all the Bettens family .Bev. - Posted by: Beverley Bettens (Friend) on: Aug 13, 2017

  • Deepest sympathy to Sherron , Patrick and family. Sad to think of one more of the "old gang" gone. I have an entry in my girlhood diary on January 11, 1964 my first meeting Jimmy at the A&W walkin on Marion so the frienship goes back a long way. Darryl remembers the good times with Jim in Vancouver in 1966. also other St B. boys there ,Bert Lemieux & Phil L,Heureux. Such a fun guy, RIP We will miss you Suz. & Darryl - Posted by: Darryl & Suzie Radick (friends) on: Aug 13, 2017

  • My deepest condolences to Sherron and Patrick. My first thoughts went to you, I didn't know Jim well, but whenever we saw him he was warm, engaging and always kind. My thoughts are with family, extended family and his friends at this difficult time. Be gentle with yourselves. Karen and Don - Posted by: Karen Nielsen () on: Aug 13, 2017

  • Hi Patrick, I'd like to send my condolences to you and your family. I am sorry for your loss. I still remember how caring and funny your dad was. We were pretty young when we were neighbours and playing hockey together but I still remember his great sense of humour. He was a great man!! Clayton Catellier - Posted by: Clayton Catellier (Friend) on: Aug 12, 2017

  • It is with heavy heart I send my condolences to the Kelly family on the loss of Jim.I grew up with him as a friend in Norwood from the time we were teenagers. I've also known the family ,Jo Anne,Pat,and Wendy,for as many years.He had a great sense of humour,and fun to be around.I have left my,my email add.I am also on Face book.I will make a donation to Cancer,And keep Jim,and all of you in my prayers. - Posted by: Albert Bodiou (Friend) on: Aug 12, 2017

  • My sincerest condolences to the Kelly family on the passing of Jim from your old neighbour formerly at 195 Enfield Crescent, now living in Queensland Australia. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. - Posted by: John Weltevreden () on: Aug 12, 2017

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