Roger Kelsey

January 16, 2020


Passed away at St. Patrick’s Mercy Home on January 16th, 2020.  Predeceased by brothers Ron, Doug and Sydney, and sisters Ray and Roma. Leaving to mourn his wife Joyce (Attwood), daughters Rhonda (BC), Janice (ON) and Dawn (BC), and 5 wonderful grandchildren whom he loved dearly, Kevin Murphy, Skylar Murphy Kelsey, Ashley, Tristan, and Kyle Kelsey.  Also leaving to mourn his brother Gus (Winona), sister Jean and a large circle of nephews, nieces and friends, and his special longtime friend Gil Wilkins, and all his friends in the car business.  Thank you to the staff of St. Patrick’s Mercy Home who took such wonderful care of Roger, and also a special thank you to friends of the family Tom and Janet Allen and his nephew Peter Kelsey who stayed by his side during his last days and who were such a strong support to the family.  Cremation has already taken place. There will be a funeral service at Carnell’s Memorial Chapel on Saturday, January 25 at 10 a.m. with visitation to follow the service until 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice.



11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on January 25, 2020

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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10:00am, Saturday January 25th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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To the Kelsey Family, so saddened to hear of Roger’s passing. He was on heck of a guy and a friend to many both in his Business Life and Personal Life. May the many memories and the love of Family and Friends help you through this most difficult of times.

I’m so sorry I can’t be there with you but you’re in my prayers. I only met him a few times but he was a very nice man with a good sense of humor. RIP

To the Kelsey family, Eleanor and I send sincere condolences on the passing of Roger. He was a fine man and always enjoyable to be around.. Rest In Peace Roger.

Janice and family, so sorry for your loss. Prayers and good thoughts for you.

My deepest condolences to Joyce, Rhonda, Janice, Dawn and Rogers brother and sister and their families..
Roger was a wonderful neighbour and friend to the Allen family. Always there to lend a hand and drop off some milk and juice on a Friday for Tom and Kathleen’s children. How we looked forward to that fresh milk when we were young. There are so many memories that will last a lifetime. Tom Janet and Peter his special angels who were by his side to the end. God bless you guys. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May your memories of Roger give you strength.

Gus and Winona
We are saddened to learn of the death of Gus’s brother. Our sincere condolences to your family.
Glenda & Bill Butt

Sorry to hear the sad news of Rogers passing ,,our thoughts & prayers are with the family , ,Please accept our Sincere condolences ,,,,
Marcus and Bridget jones , Texas ,,,

Gus & Winona
So sorry to hear the sad news of Rogers passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Please accept out sincere condolences.
Bill & Linda Moulton

So sorry to hear of Roger’s passing.. Many fond memories of him back in the late 70’s when he was buying cars from me at Hickman Motors.

Sorry to hear of Roger’s passing, my thoughts and prayers are with all family members at this sad time, GOD bless…

Such sad news! My condolences, he will be missed by so many. My prayers and thoughts are with the family. R.I.P Uncle Roger your memory will be in the thoughts of all who loved you.

To Aunt Joyce, Rhonda, Janice, Dawn and all of the surviving family members his multitude of close friends. My heartfelt condolences, the circumstances since the passing of uncle Roger have been extra difficult. We all know that Roger Kelsey added to joy in our lives, that is one of the things to take some comfort at this time. Rest in peace Roger Kelsey,. You did live a full life and made a difference to so many over your lifetime.

Joyce, Rhonda, Janice. Dawn and families..our sincere condolences. We have many fond memories of Roger .Our deepest condolences to you all. Take care. Warren and Linda Moores

My most sincere condolences to all the family , it was always fun to pop into the lot and have a chat with Roger and the guy’s

Dear Gus , Winona , and all the Kelsey Family.,
Deeply saddened to hear sad news of Roger’s
passing. My heart goes out to you all.
Wonderful memories of years gone by when the family lived on Kenmount Road.
My thoughts and prayers are with you at
this time of loss, With deepest sympathy

So sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences to Aunt Joyce, Rhonda, Janice and Dawn at this difficult time. And to Gus and Wiinona who are also in our thoughts and prayers. Cherish your memories and he will live in your hearts forever.

Janice. So sorry to hear of your dads passing. I remember your dad tears ago when I worked at Hickman Motors. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers during this time..Hugs..

To the Kelsey Family: So sad to hear of Roger’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Roger had a special place in my heart. He was always quick to invite me in for a chat and he would do whatever he could to help a neighbour. He had a wonderful friendship with my late Uncle Norman Smith through the car sales business and he would love to relate colourful stories about the two of them. Roger Rest In Peace knowing you made a positive difference in your time on earth. May there be snow in heaven… you certainly enjoyed plowing the snow so much….Love Jane 🙂

Jean, Gus, Winona & All Family Members:

Our deepest sympathy on Roger’s passing, know that all the fond & joyful memories you have will now be treasures for you all to keep close—you are in our thoughts & prayers.

With deepest sympathy to all Roger’s family on His passing..

Farewell Roger and sincere condolences to your family. Roger was a lovely, interesting and caring person. I enjoyed the chats when he came along for breakfast at A&W on Saturdays.
Judith Mellor

So sorry to hear about Rogers passing. Our thoughts are with you at this time.

Gus & Winona: Sorry to hear of your loss of Roger. My prayers are with you at this time.

To the Kelsey family, our deepest condolences on the passing of Roger. He was a very sweet man and for sure will be missed by many.

So sorry for your loss .Roger and I go way back to his days on Kenmount Rd. My wife and I are sending our deepest condolences and prayers. Tommy and Cheryl Byrne. RIP Roger.

My condolences to all the Kelsey family. My thoughts are with you my friends, Janice and Sky and Peter as you weather this incredible storm to send your father/uncle off in style!

My deepest sympathy Joyce,Rhonda, Janice, Dawn and the rest of the family on the passing of Roger. Roger introduced me to his daughter, Rhonda when we were about five or six and we became best friends. He treated me like his daughter. He was very kind, caring, funny and a great friend to everyone he met. We could have not had a better neighbour. He was always there when we needed him. I think of him with fondness and a smile. Roger maybe gone but he will always be in my thoughts.

Thoughts and prayers to the Kelsey family especially Kevin ,Skylar and Janice

Deepest condolences to Roger’s family. We are saddened that we are out of Province during the passing of our very dear friend. We will miss all his visits to our home and us to his. I feel so blessed to have been his “go to “ person for all these years accompanying him to numerous appointments and always being available to him, regardless of his need day or night. It was never a chore but a privilege. I loved him dearly and was so proud he referred to me as the son he never had. God speed, Roger. You were very special to us and will always be in our hearts.

Jim and Nancy Burgess
Three Island Pond

Condolences to the family and to Jim Burgess, best friend and neighbour to Mr Kelsey! RIp Mr Kelsey!

So sorry to hear of Rogers passing. He was a wonderful neighbour. I remember a Christmas years ago when we had weather much like today on Christmas Eve that subsided on Christmas morning. My Dad was so worried that myself, my husband and our young son would not get to have Christmas dinner with them and my brother. Dad kept calling me wondering about the streets and were they cleared in the east end yet.. Kenmount Road was plowed and he would meet us at the bottom of the lane to help us get up our long driveway. Just a few minutes later he called back to say we could get up the driveway when we arrive because dear old Rodger was out in his truck with the plow on it and had us all cleared out. My condolences to Mrs. Kelsey, Rhonda, Janice and Dawn. You are in my thoughts. 💕

Rest in peace Uncle Roger.