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  Ivy Kelly

Ivy Kelly
1926 - 2012 - Ivy Anita Kelly passed away peacefully at Monarch Hall, Riverview on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at the age of 86. Ivy was born in Toronto, daughter of the late William “Bill” and Dora (Staples) Trumbley. She was married to Thomas (Tim) Patrick Kelly for 54 years until he passed away in 2003. Besides her parents and husband, Ivy was predeceased by her brother Ken Trumley. Ivy was an amazing cook for her family and anyone who happened to be around the house at suppertime. She was blessed with a great sense of humor and instilled it in all her children. She was kind to all and generous to anyone in need. Ivy loved to be on the move and never turned down an offer to travel which landed her in many distant countries like China, Thailand, Japan, Britain and Italy.

She also travelled frequently throughout Canada and across the United States to California, plus a couple of adventures to the Caribbean. In what little downtime she had, Ivy also enjoyed doing puzzles and playing scrabble with Tim. She moved to Moncton in 1979 from Point Claire, Quebec with her husband Tim when the family started Sounds Fantastic. Ivy played a key role in getting the family settled and the business started up successfully. By far her favorite and most rewarding enjoyment in life was being with family. She was a beloved Mom, grandma and great grandma.

She will be sadly missed by five sons; Brian (Lynne), Steve, Jeff (Lila), Brad, Scott (Jamie), two daughters Jan (Terry) and Jill (Gary). She will be dearly missed by her seventeen grandchildren; Kevin (Taline), Christopher (Victoria), Autumn (Peter), Patrick, Jessica, Ryan, Alison, Kieran, Nicholas, Regan, Tyler, Wesley, Stephen, Kaileigh, Brandon, Morgan and Talia. She will also be missed by her six great grandchildren; Carter, Brayden, William, Grace, Savannah and Isla. In addition she will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews who she loved being with as well as all the friends that she has made along the way. She is also survived by her sister Doreen Sartain (Jim, deceased) of Moncton, sister- in- laws Barb Murphy (Ted, deceased) of Uxbridge and Bernie Kelly-Goulem of Montreal. She will be lovingly remembered by all at the Kelly Family reunions that are held every 5 years.

Visitation will be held at Fair Haven Funeral Home on Thursday, June 14, 2012 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. A memorial service will be held at the Chapel of Fair Haven Funeral Home on Friday, June 15 at 11:00 am followed by a reception in the Garden View Reception Room. Interment in Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances in Ivy’s memory made to your favorite children’s charity would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Fair Haven Funeral Home, 1177 Salisbury Road, Moncton (506) 852-3530. The family invites you to send online condolences to The family would like to thank the staff at Camden Park Terrace and Monarch Hall, her angels on earth, for the loving care provided to Ivy. Special thanks to her ever present and outstanding caregiver Heather Cormier.


Veronica Eivers



Veronica Mary Eivers
Surrounded by her family on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at age 82.

Beloved wife of Bob and much loved mother and mother- in-law of Mary Rose (Enzo), Christopher (Marg), Raymond (Laura) and Colleen (Ron). Cherished grandmother of Katie, Michael, Laura, Joanna, Jake, Nathan, Charlotte, Cecilia, Brennan, Gabrielle, Matthew, Rachel, Alex and Renée. Dear sister of Eleanor, the late Frank, Billy, Marie, the late Raymond, the late Norman, Jimmy, Andrea and Michael. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Paul O'Connor Funeral Home, located at 1939 Lawrence Ave. East. Funeral Mass will be on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 10 a.m. in St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church (Lawrence east of McCowan). Interment Christ The King Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Canadian Food for Children would be much appreciated.


Paul Kelly



January 25, 2012

Paul Michael Joseph Kelly
Originally of Toronto, Ontario, on Saturday, January 21 2012, at the age of 76. Beloved son of the late Barbara (Dolly) McKendrick and Emmett Kelly. Brother of the late Fred (Alice), Tim (Ivy), and Jim. Dear brother of Barbara (Ted Murphy) of Uxbridge and Bernie Kelly Goulem of Montreal, Father of Kathleen (Gary); Deborah (Albert); Jennifer (Steve);Sean and Liam. Cherished grandfather of Garrison, Alexander, Dillinger, Laura, Richard, Maxwell, Nigel and Rebecca.

Loved golfing, books, music, art and especially opera. Paul was a long standing member of the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club. And past President of the Ottawa - Carleton Chapter of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. He had a great interest in all of his grandchildren’s lives and will be missed dearly.

Paul leaves behind many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. As expressions of condolences, if desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada ( and the Canadian Diabetes Association ( may be made.

Visitation to honor Paul’s life will be held at the Carmanico home on Monday January 30th, 2012 from 1:30pm-4:30pm (32 Morningsun Crescent, Stittsville, Ont.)
Private burial will be held for immediate family at a later date.

  Wayne Sproul

Wayne H. Sproul
1946 - December 23, 2011

Artist, entrepreneur, collector, life-long learner, gentle spirit, nurturing father, handsome lover, natural athlete, wonderful dancer, and a source of inspiration and courage to many.

In his home overlooking his garden, Wayne passed on December 22, 2011 late evening among his children, Stuart and Meredith, wife Mary and mother in law, Ina after sharing some silly Christmas gifts. It was a beautiful, peaceful evening and one that Wayne could not have orchestrated any better.

Wayne always did things his own way but only after investigating all the possibilities and with a certain degree of risk. He outlived all predictions of his cancer diagnosis in early December 2009 and his will to live was a marvel to everyone he met. Together for over twenty-three years, Wayne and Mary forged an interesting life full of shared interests including travel, art, collecting, skiing, biking and above all, the pursuits of Stuart and Meredith. Wayne had a number of interests on his own – among them, photography, sailing, hiking, gardening and building. Always focused on renewal, Wayne reinvented himself several times. Wayne was truly a "renaissance man."

Stuart, Meredith and Mary will endeavor to live a life full of ongoing learning and good deeds – to contribute to this world the best we can, as Wayne wanted. Wayne lived a full, good and productive life that his children witnessed and felt, and this is the legacy of hope he leaves them.

Friends will be received at the TRULL " NORTH TORONTO " FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE 2704 Yonge St. (5 blocks south of Lawrence Ave. ) on Thursday, December 29, 2011 7-9pm and on Friday, December 30, 2011 from 10 am until time of service. The funeral service will be held in the Trull chapel at 12 pm followed by a reception in the Lytton Room. A private cremation will follow.
In lieu of flowers, please give to a charity of your choice or to a foundation that supports the development of youth, the Tammy Latner Society, the St. Elizabeth Healthcare ( Toronto ) or the Parkinson's Foundation in the honour of Wayne Heber Sproul.



Patricia Romard
March 3rd, 2011
ROMARD, Patricia Rose (nee Kelly) Retired RN In hospital on Thursday, March 3rd, 2011, in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Victor. Loving mother of Charles Gilbert, Francis Joseph (deceased) and Jane Cecelia. Mother-in -law of Louis Renaud. Much loved, best friend and grandmother of Sonia and Adam. She was deeply loved by her family, was a devoted mother and grandmother of a truly generous nature. She possessed a quick wit and a modern attitude. The family would like to thank the staff at the Queensway Carleton Hospital for all their care and support. Friends may call at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road (between Bayshore and Baseline Road), Nepean on Monday, March 7th 2011, from 7-9 p.m. and on Tuesday, March 8th, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. John the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, 2340 Baseline Road on Wednesday, March 9th, at 11 a.m. Interment Hope Cemetery. For those who wish donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Condolences, donations or tributes may be made at


  Murray Pace Murray Pace

Surrounded by his children and grandchildren, our father Murray Pace died peacefully just after midnight last night.  Much of his last day was spent with those closest to him holding his hand, stroking his hair, and singing songs with him as we did surrounding many campfires growing up.  Rarely did he lie there without several of us in close contact with him.
With much celebration of a life well lived,

The Pace Children

We said goodbye to our Dad the other night; we already miss our friend. Murray Pace died peacefully in hospital early Monday, August 16th with his wife Angela holding his hand; his children and grandchildren, music and love surrounding him. He celebrated his 80th birthday in June yet maintained a boy's curiosity. He adored his parents Al and Edith and grew up a single child. Yet he surrounded himself with children throughout his life. He and Angela raised 10 children who will miss him dearly. His many nieces and nephews revered him. He always had a story at hand for each of us. Murray delivered thousands of babies throughout his career in Toronto and North Bay. Still, many new mothers remarked how he acted as if theirs was the first child he had delivered. He cherished the camaraderie of his colleagues and reveled in the exchanges - professional and less so - they shared. He loved to build things - tables, lamps, his cottage - and spent many late nights in his workshop. He cherished his time with his family at the island and on the ski hill. He loved nature, just being out in the woods. He was devoted to his faith. He always made himself available for those he loved. One always felt better after asking for his advice though his counsel was consistent: follow your heart. McGuinty Funeral Home North Bay (705-472-8520, Mass of celebration at the Pro-Cathedral of the Assumption. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Parkinson's Society Canada, Central and Northern Ontario office, would be appreciated.

Public visitation will be held at several times on Wednesday at McGuinty Funeral Home in North Bay, and the funeral will be held at the Pro-Cathedral of the Assumption on Thursday.

  Alex Pace

Alexander Murray Pace

In Memory of Alexander Murray Pace,
the great-grandson of Tobias and Eva Kelly
through their daugher Angela (Kelly) and Murray Pace.
Alex was the son of Frances and Len Pace and the brother of Maddy and Ben.

Nothing Gold Can Stay
Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf,
So Eden sank to grieve,
So dawn goes down to day,
Nothing gold can stay.

By Robert Frost

God Bless You, Alex. Rest in Peace.


Here is a song I wrote for Alex when he first got sick

Not Alone

Lyrics to Not Alone



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