David Reginald Kelly

April 17, 2019


With heavy hearts and great sadness, the family of David Kelly announce his passing on April 17, 2019 at age 74 after long fight with leukemia and other illness.

Left with fond and loving memories his wife of 50 years, Jean; son Brian; daughter Anne; and grandchildren Kaida and Emma. Also, left to mourn extended family, friends, and Co-op neighbours.

David was proud of the family he raised and had a great love of his garden and nature. He spent his childhood summers in New Perlican, where his wished his ashes to be scattered. He passed away at the HSC after a brave fight to recover from heart surgery.

We wish to thank all the doctors and nurses that kept him going over the years.

There will be no funeral services as he wished. But a gathering of family and friends at later date at our home in Mt Pearl.


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I just found out about Dave‘s passing!He was a colleague of mine many years ago at I J Samson school. A kind and gentle man and a great teacher. Please accept my deepest condolence
Cynthia Stevenson

Jean I knew David when we were students at MU N and we both boarded across from each other on Suez Street. As well we renewed our acquaintances when he worked with the Insurance Division in the DOF and I was with the School Board Association? My wife and I would like to convey to you and your children our sincere condolences on David’s passing and would like to know when you will be receiving people at your home. My recollections of David were that he was a very gentle and sincere souls. Currently we are out of the country and will be returning around the middle of May. We would really like to meet you and your family.

Dear Jean,

We are all so sorry to hear of David’s passing. We knew he was sick for a long time but expected him to live forever.

David’s father Reginald Kelly was a brother to our father Harvey Kelly and hence we are all first cousins (Grant,, Jill, Anne, Jane and Janet.). Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you, Brian, Anne and Kaida & Emma. We know you will always miss him but his sweet memories will love on in our hearts/

Love you, Gerry & Jane

Our most sincere condolences to Jean, Brian, Anne, Kaida and Emma. l will always remember David as my tall, handsome cousin with a twinkle in his eye. A truly lovely man, he will be dearly missed.

Fond memories of that family when we all gathered in New Perlican for a summer visit. Deepest sympathy to the family.
(Alice Parsons and family)

David touched the hearts of all he met! A wonderful and caring person who will be truly missed! my thoughts are with all of you today praying for God’s comfort and strength during the difficult times ahead.. sincere sympathies and blessings to all the family.

Deepest sympathies. He was a very kind and good man and he will be missed.

Penneys from New Perlican

Jean and family!So sorry to hear of David”s passing,our thoughts and prayers are with you all.God bless.

Jean I am so sorry to hear of David’s passing . David’s grandmother Sarah Kelly & my grandfather James Grant were sister & brother , hence David’s connection to New Perlican & where he so enjoyed his summer holidays spent with nan & grandpa Grant . Condolences to you , Brian , Anne & family . May you find comfort in the wonderful 50 plus years that you & he shared .& the memories you all shared as a family . Sincerely , Sylvia & Carl .

Condolence s to the Kelly family from Shirley Northover Thompson ,Mary Northover, and Gloria Northover Thompson

Oh my, I just heard from Brian that David passed away, I was in communication with him during his surgery, but just finding out he passed. David was such a wonderful person, a fifth cousin on 2 sides of the Matthews/Grant families to my husband Bill. (David joked about that fact). He finished the Matthews/Grant family tree for the family and he certainly heavily contributed to the Heritage New Perlican Facebook group. He did research work on many things and contributed items, photos, stories of his childhood spent here and memorabilia. He loved his family so much and always spoke of them and Jean, his lifelong partner. He will be so very sadly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. May you rest in peace my friend……….

So sorry for your loss, he was so kind and sweet on the few occasions we spoke.
I didn’t know him well, but it was easy to see he was a devoted and caring family man,. Deepest condolences to you Brian, your mother and sister, Kaida and Emma.

To the Kelly Family:
So sorry for your loss – we are neighbors and friends of Fran & Gordon Jones and we know over the last couple of years Dave has had battles. His earthly body has done what it could, but God has called him to his heavenly reward. RIP Dave Fly with the Angels.

So sorry to hear this sad news of Daves Passing. My thoughts and prayers to you Jean and family during this very difficult time.
From The Adult Day Program St. Luke’s Homes Staff

Dave was such a lovely man. I met him at the dog park many years ago in Mount Pearl. Sincere condolences to his family and friends. May he rest in peace.

So sorry for your loss Brian. You are such a wonderful dad yourself , I bet your learned so much from yours. We are all thinking about you .