Dan Kelly
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Obituary of Dan Kelly

KELLY: Bruce Daniel "Dan" - 

With profound sadness, the family announces the sudden passing of Bruce Daniel "Dan" Kelly on Sunday, October 24th at the age of 68. Cherished husband to his Soulmate and wife Susan of 45 years. Beloved father to Kerigan, Brynne (Paul), Shea (Patrick) and Grampa/Best Buddy to Wesley. Predeceased by his parents Bruce and Margaret Kelly. Favourite son-in-law of Dorothy Fisher and the late William. Cherished brother of Patrick (Brenda) and the late Michael and James (Sandra). Brother-in-law to Janice and Douglas Chapple, Peter and Ann Fisher, Cyndy and Marv Bond and Margaret and Ed Wilmott. He will be dearly missed by many nieces and nephews. 

Dan was born and raised in Chatham, following in his Father's footsteps to become a Trucker for over 50 years. In his retirement, he found great joy in cooking for his family (as well as eating their leftovers) and hosting bonfires in the backyard when all his girls came home to visit. He had an unrivaled passion for the game of golf and felt truly blessed with all the friendships he gained while playing his (ideally) 72 holes per week. Dan and Sue had many travels over the years and he leaves behind wonderful memories, photos and friends. He always made it known to his loved ones that he lived each day without regret, and that he was so happy with how his life turned out.  A gentle giant, Dan was so proud of his family and he always said how fortunate he was to have us all. We are the lucky ones who got to spend our lives with the most selfless, generous, and kind man we've ever known.

Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Thursday, October 28, 2021 from 4:00 - 6:00pm and 7:00 - 9:00pm. Due to capacity restraints, those planning to attend are required to register online at (https://signup.com/go/GKaDJFO) or by phoning the Funeral Home. The Bereavement Authority of Ontario have mandated that all attendees wear a mask. Dan was a strong believer in vaccinations; all attendees are required to show proof of vaccination.

A Private Service will be live-streamed on the Funeral Home website at 11:00am on Friday, October 29, 2021. Cremation to follow.

To view the live-stream, please CLICK HERE.

In lieu of flowers, please support the Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation or a charity of your choice. 

Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham, 519-351-2040

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