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Brian Joseph Kelly

April 4, 1938 ~ October 18, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Brian Kelly Obituary

It is with heavy hearts the family of Brian Joseph Kelly, of North Wiltshire, loving husband of Marie (McCardle) Kelly, announces his sudden passing which occurred on Wednesday, October 18, 2023, at his residence. Born in Charlottetown, PE on April 4, 1938, he was the son of the late Earl and Mary (Nantes) Kelly. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife Elaine (Pitre) Kelly, sister Janet Gallant (Lloyd) and brother Barry Kelly.

In addition to his loving wife Marie of 20 years, he is survived by his children Michael Kelly (Kathy), Pat Kelly, Jamie Kelly (LeeAnne), Scott Kelly (Darlene) and Shannon Munn (Kenny); step-children Shelley Heron (Shawn), James Cudmore (Lynn), Mary Beth Stevenson (Chris) and Susan Gauthier; brothers Gerald Kelly (Maureen), Eugene Kelly (Winnie), and Colin Kelly (Anne); sister Virginia Ellis (Allan); sisters-in-law Guelda Kelly and Paula MacKinnon; grandchildren Vince (Natalie), Nick (Jennifer), Keegan (Cass), Michael, Taylor, Megan, Erin, Makenna, Chase, Jordan (Robyn), John Patrick (Heidi), Taylor (Tyler), Morgan and Shanna; five great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Brian spent his livelihood working on his mixed family farm while working at  Marine Atlantic on the ferry service for 27 years. In retirement he enjoyed the potato harvest season as a truck driver. Brian loved spending time with his family, especially at his favorite spot sitting by the woodstove at home in the garage. He enjoyed playing cards, crib, going camping, taking drives, traveling to Florida and across Canada to see his family. He loved to watch wrestling, hockey, baseball and TV. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, uncle, friend and neighbor.  He will be missed by all who loved and knew him.  

Resting at Belvedere Funeral Home, with visitation on Tuesday, October 24 from 4-7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church, Emyvale on Wednesday, October 25 at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Donations in memory of Brian may be made to St. Anne’s Cemetery Fund, Emyvale or to the charity of the donor’s choice. 


The funeral for Brian Joseph Kelly was held on Wednesday, October 25th, 2023 from Belvedere Funeral Home to St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church in Emyvale where the mass was presided over by Father Martin Carter who proclaimed the gospel and delivered the homily. The Lay Minister was Anne Gairns. The readings were proclaimed by Donna MacLeod and Shelly Heron. James Cudmore led the Assembly in the Prayers of the Faithful. The musicians for the funeral mass included members of the St. Francis of Assisi Choir and Michael Pendergast. The hymns for the funeral mass were Morning Has Broken, Be Not Afraid, Peace is Flowing, In the Garden, and How Great Thou Art. The honorary pallbearers were all of those in attendance, while the pallbearers were David Carver, Rodney Chappel, Dwayne Hughes, Craig McCloskey, Shawn Heron, and Andrew Godfrey. The flower bearers were Mr. Kelly’s grandchildren; Michael Kelly and Taylor Kelly, Megan Kelly and Erin Kelly, MaKenna Munn and Chase Munn, and Morgan Gauthier and Shanna Heron. Interment took place in St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church Cemetery.

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October 24, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Belvedere Funeral Home
175 Belvedere Ave.
Charlottetown, PE C1A 2Y9

Mass of Christian Burial
October 25, 2023

10:30 PM
St. Anne's Church, Lot 65
1361 Peter's Rd.
Emyvale, PE C0A 1Y0


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