Passed peacefully away at the L.A. Miller Centre on April 6, 2021 in the presence of her loving family, Winona Kelsey, age 81 years.
Predeceased by parents Captain Ben and Sadie Andrews; sister Frances Andrews; and grandson Peter Kelsey.
Leaving to mourn her loving husband Augustus; children Stephen (Claire), Peter (Lisa) and David (Jamie); grandchildren Melissa (Dylan), Rebecca and Leah; great-grandchild Isla; sister Sadie (Robert); brother Alex; as well as many nieces, nephews, in-laws, relatives and friends.
Visitation will take place at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Friday, April 9 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Due to Coivd-19 restrictions, a private funeral service will be held from St. James United Church on Saturday, April 10 at 2 p.m. with interment to follow at the Anglican Cemetery, Kenmount Road.
Flowers gratefully accepted, or donations in her memory may be made to St. James United Church.
Stephen and family
I was sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I remember your mother as a lovely women and I am sure your family feels the loss greatly. I send sincere sympathies to you and your family
To the Kelsey family, my heartfelt condolences. Winona was a wonderful lady and awesome friend to my parents over many many years. She will surely be missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing her. I hope that you all can find peace knowing she is at rest and I would hazard a guess she has found a favorite horse to keep her occupied. Take care and remember that you may lose the person but never the memories.
Sadie and Robert so sorry to hear of Winona’s passing, hang onto your beautiful memories to help you get through this sad time, Hugs!
Peter and Family ! We are so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing! Please know that our Sympathy and Caring Thoughts are with you ! Cherish the beautiful memories of your Dear Mother! With Sincere Sympathy!
Alex and family sorry to hear of your sisters passing kindly accept our sincerest sympathy. Take care. Neville/Eileen Sheppard.
Gus, Alec and Sadie, we were so sorry to learn of Wlnonas’s passing , our sincere condolences to you and your families.
Abbie and Betty Parsons
Sincere condolences to Alex and the rest of the family .
from Ross and Betty Dawe in Cupids.
Condolences to Alex and the rest of the family .
From Ross and Betty Dawe in Cupids
Stephen, Peter and David and families,
So sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow. Your mom was a very special lady.
Gus and Family,
I was saddened to learn of Winona’s passing. I can only imagine how much you will miss her. The world is a little darker today and the heavens a little brighter. My heartfelt condolences,
Stephen and Clare,
Our deepest condolences on the passing of your mother.
May she Rest In Peace.
Hugh & Bonny
Gus & Family, we are remembering Winona’s smile her love of family , church and friends. Her potluck and dessert parties for her the equestrian family will never be forgotten. She was generous and kind always.
By Doreen & Steven Walsh
Sadie and Alex, so very sorry to hear of Winona’s passing. I have many happy memories of her gracious, gentle manner and genuine smile. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.
David, Jamie & Family
So sorry for you loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. ????????
Stephen, Gus and family: sending my thoughts and sympathy at this extremely sad news. Winona was a lovely, warm and generous person who made a real contribution to the community. I remember attending St. John’s Equestrian Association meetings in her kitchen when I was a teenager and I still think about how much she loved her horse.
My deepest confolencee to Gus and all Winona’s family. She was such a lovely person, inside and out., and will be missed by all who knew her..
With love and sympathy,
Gus & family
I think of you and your family at this time. Winona shared her love every opportunity she could. It was a delight to see both of you each Sunday and hearing Winona telling me how see was reminded of our home town.
You are in our thoughts, stay safe.
Edgar and Linda Dawe
Gus and Family: We were very saddened to hear of Winona’s passing. Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. ????????
Sincerely, Bert and Bessie Noseworthy and Family
Gus, Stephen, Peter, David and families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. The memories of your wife and mom will bring comfort to you. May she Rest In Peace.
Peter and family, sorry to hear of your loss.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dear Gus and family, I’m so sorry for the sadness and void that you all must feel having had to say goodbye to Winona. I can only imagine the love that was surrounding her in these last weeks.
While Winona was a cousin, (our grandparents were siblings) it wasn’t til this past July that I really got to know the remarkable woman that she was. Her and my mom shared a room at the Health Science for 1 1/2 weeks and of course Winona was the one who made the connection after only one day because of her genuine interest in people. We had several wonderful conversations and many chuckles. I quickly learned that she was a woman of great faith and she loved her family tremendously. I was so saddened to learn of her recent illness and so shocked to learn she had passed. How I would have loved to have had another chat with her…
Gus, I was also happy to have gotten to know you a little when you were visiting Winona. A devoted love for sure that I know was reciprocated.
As my mom Mable would say, “God Bless.”
We were saddened by the news that Winona had passed away. She was a lovely lady who was very friendly always.We will miss her and her beautiful smile.. our condolences go out to Gus and all Winona’s family..
May and Eric King
Our sincere condolences to Gus and family at this sad time. Winona will surely be missed.
Gus and family. Sending our deepest condolences to you during this time of loss. We met you both at Mike and Dean Hogans a fess years ago. Winona always carried a lovely smile and I will remember the gentle way she had as chatted over our dinner. I’m sure you have many wonderful memories to help you during this sad time.
Respectfully, Peter and Kay Dimmell
Gus and Family
Deepest sympathy to you on the passing of Winona.I have fond memories of you both.Winona was such a beautiful gentle Lady with a beautiful smile.Treasure the memories.
To Gus and all the family: Our family has lost another beautiful soul. Winona had all the qualities anyone could wish for in a friend or relative – always thoughtful and generous, she brought light wherever she was. She will be missed.
To Gus and family,
Jean and I were so saddened to hear of Winona’s passing. She was indeed a bright light in any darkness. We will both remember her gracious nature, beautiful smile and warm personality, and we will certainly miss her. Our sincere condolences to you and the whole family at this sad time.
Bob (and Jean) Rose
Gus please accept my deepest sympathy to you and your family.my prayers and thoughts are with you all.at this difficult time.
Gus and Family
Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Keep all your good memories close to your hearts. Sorry we could not be there in person we will be there with you virtually tommorow.
So truly for your loss sending my deepest condolences to all the family . Winona was a wonderful lady .
Gus and family.
Please accept our sincere condolences.
Dorothy and Walter Milley.
We extend our deepest condolences to Winona’s family at this sad time. We have many happy memories which we shared with her when our daughters were involved with riding competitions.
Dear Gus and family: My love and condolences to you all at this time of Winona’s passing. I feel priveleged to have known her when she led the Friendship Group at St. James; she upifted all hears with her gracious way of being – a very special lady. Her love of life and faith in God always shone in the light of her face. She will be greatly missed.
My sincerest condolences to Gus and all the Kelsey family. .Winona was loved by so many people. God Bless You All.
What can I say we were shocked to read the news of Winona’s passing and I am so sad for you because I know she was the love of your life. I have always enjoyed your company at church and our many chats especially the one about how you first met your Sweetheart. Watching the two of you always gave my heart a warm feeling because there was no doubt of the special love that you shared.
I pray God gives you the strength to face this difficult loss and the courage to carry on. She is not really gone because the light of love that you two shared can never be extinguished by death, she will live on in your heart forever.
Sending you Love and Prayers and may your beautiful Winona Rest In Peace … God Bless
My sincerest condolences to Stephen, Claire and the Kelsey family. Stephen your mom was so sweet and kind. We’d always have wonderful chats whenever I called to book an appointment with you to shod Apache. She would always say she knew it was me calling because my phone number ended with the year of her birth. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Our sincere and deepest condolences to you and your family. Winona was a beautiful person so thoughtful and kind. Cherish her beautiful memories, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Bill & Linda Moulton
We are saddened to hear of Winona’s passing. We remember her smiling face from St James. Please accept our sincere sympathy.
Dick and Heidi Janes
Dear Gus and family, so sorry and sad to hear of Winona’s passing. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.
Gus and Family,
We were saddened to hear of Winona’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
Winona was a gracious lady – very thoughtful and kind.
Cherish all of those wonderful memories, and may they bring you comfort in the days ahead.
Sincerely, Glenda & Bill Butt
Mr. Kelsey and family and the Andrews family;
We extend our sincere condolences to you on the passing of Winona. She was such a pleasant and gracious lady. Always ready with a hug and a story whether we met at church or at a store! Thinking of you as you celebrate the life of such a special lady. Take care
Gary & Diane
I was very saddened to hear that Winona was so unwelll and eventually succumbed to her illness. She was such a joy to be around. I got to know her well through my association with her in the UCW. She will be missed by many. Dave’s and my sincere condolences go out to you, Gus, and your family. I will not be able to attend the viewing, however she is very much in my heart.
Dear Stephen and the entire Kelsey family,
I was so very sorry to hear this news today. Mrs Kelsey was such a kind, generous and beautiful soul. Thinking of you.
To Gus, Stephen, Peter & David & the entire Kelsey family. We were so very saddened to hear of Winona’s passing! We loved to visit , and have tea and enjoyed our wonderful chats which always lasted longer than we had planned, always so much to say! She was a Loving, Amazing person! One in a Million! The world has lost such a Wonderful, Caring, lovable Lady! We wish we had been able to visit her more over the past year, but that was not to be. We will miss her dearly as I know you all will. Cherish your Wonderful memories! She will always be with you in your hearts! Much Love & Hugs to you all! Cynthia & Keith Mercer
Gus & Family
We extend our sincere sympathy to you at this very difficult time.
Llew & Kay Norman
To family and friends so sorry to hear the news today that Winona had passed away I would often meet her and Gus at St.Michaels attending our many dinners where I had the pleasure of chatting with her. She was indeed a wonderful Lady.Eternal rest grant unto her o Lord and may light perpetual shine upon her.
To David, Peter and the Kelsey Family,
Please accept our deepest condolences on your Mom’s passing. We only briefly spent time with your Mom but long enough to experience her warm and caring spirit.
We hope you find comfort in your loving memories with your Mom.
Gus and family
Please accept our sincere condolences at this very difficult time. It was always a pleasure to speak with Winona and also to visit with her in recent months. She loved St. James Church and longed for the time when she could get back to in person worship. We are thinking of you and share your grief as together we all mourn the loss of a very special lady
Gus ( my bosum brother), I was deeply sorry to hear of Winona’s passing. My deepest sympathy to you and the rest of your family. I will always remember her graciousness to us whenever we were “back”. And the support you both gave the “skipper” over the years. Take care.
So saddened to hear of my dearest friend, Winona’s passing. She was a beautiful person inside and out!. You could not have found a better friend than Winona. My deepest condolence to Gus, Sadie and Robert, and Alex, David and Jamie, Steven and Claire, Peter and Lisa and her grandchildren Melissa (Dylan), Rebecca, and Leah, and great granddaughter Isla, whom she loved so much. I will forever miss my dear friend, Winona
We are saddened to hear of Winona’s passing. Our sincere condolences to you and your family.
Hector., Elaine and Terry Williams
Gus, Stephen, Peter , david and families,
I was so very saddened to hear of Winona’s passing. She was indeed a wonderful lady, as so many others have said . She was always interested in what was happening in your life and always had a quick and ready smile no matter what was happening in her own circumstances. She will be missed by all who knew her . May you take some comfort in your precious memories of a life well lived. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
We were saddened to hear of Winona’s passing. We knew her through St. James and she always had a kind word and genuine smile whenever we saw her. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.
To all of Winona’s family
We were saddened to hear of her passing. She was a wonderful person and cousin. We have many great memories from past years and I always looked forward to my birthday card every year. Praying for you all.
Wanece (Andrews) and Eric Taylor
So sorry to hear of such a wonderful person’s passing. She has been a part of my life for as long as I remember. Mom and dad have so many fond memories of her. It was always a pleasure to run into her at the mall, or at a restaurant. I know with absolute certainty that she held a special part of Grandma’s heart. Love and hugs to all the family. She was a true treasure.
Sherry (Taylor) Petten
My deepest sympathy to Gus, Stephen, and all your family. To have such a special person as Winona as the core to your family is the best gift God can give. My virtual hugs to you as you grieve her passing. Linda Andrews (cousin)
So sorry to hear of your moms passing such a lovely lady. Had many chats with her when I went to church at St James with my Dad. May she Rest In Peace.
Gus and family.
Sorry to hear of Winona’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.
Cyril and Astacey Andrews
Gus and family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all at this time. We will always remember our visits to your home’s.
Gus, Stephen, Peter, David and families I am so sorry to hear of the loss of such a wonderful woman. I have so many fond memories of visiting your home and barn on Kenmount Road and of your Mom’s warm and welcoming personality. She will surely be missed by all but I’m sure you all have many wonderful memories to help sustain you in this difficult time.
I was devastated to hear of Winnona’s passing . Winona was such a beautiful friendly lady, who freely shared hugs and had a genuine interest in people. She will certainly be missed.
So saddened to hear of Winonas passing. I met Winona many years ago at St. JAMES lunches and dinners. She truly was an amazing lady. Whenever we met she greeted me with a huge hug. She will surely be missed. Condolences to the family.
Gus, Stephen, Peter and David. So sorry to hear about your moms passing . Winona was a lovely lady with a beautiful smile. Thinking about you all.
Kelsey and Andrews families. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. For more than 50 years we shared much love and laughter. Keep all these wonderful memories of Winona in your hearts.
Gus and family
Sorry for your loss, when I first came to Canada you and Winona made me so very welcome and she did so much for me when planning our wedding. Sincere condolences to everyone.
Stephen , Clare and Gus,
So sorry to hear of your loss. Mrs. Kelsey was such a lovely lady! I hope all your wonderful memories will help you through this difficult time. Sincere condolences
Winona’s passing is such a loss. She was a such a wonderful part of my childhood, and I have so many fond memories of her.
To GUS and Family
We were saddened to hear of Winona’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you , She was such a kind and loving person always with a smile.
Please accept our sincere condolences at this most difficult time .Cherish all the great memories you have of her..
We are sorry to hear of Winona’s passing. Our prayers go out to you.
Memories of long ago come back, the support she gave my father one Christmas day morning forty years ago when Dot passed away. Long gone but never forgotten. The friendship given him over the years.
Gus, please accept our deepest condolences, and pass them along to your children etc. They lost a great mother & grandmother.
May you rest easy and fly with the angels ????
Sadie, I’m so sorry to learn of Winona’s passing.. I remember visiting her with you. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
Gus Stephen Peter and David So sorry to hear of Winona passing .She was the most loving and friendly person ive ever known when Frank took me to meet your family the first time she made me feel like i was at home .she always called Frank on his birthday and he called her on hers .He dearly loved your family rest in peace dear friend..
Sorry for your loss , thoughts and prayers are with you and your family,
Dave & family,
Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your Mom. Our thoughts & prayers are with you during this difficult time.
‘Memory is one gift of God that death will not destroy.’
Gus, I was so saddened to hear of Winona’s recent passing. Sending my heartfelt sympathies and condolences. I hope you find some comfort in reflection of a life well lived and special memories of a wonderful person. They say that you know you’ve lived a good life when the memories of your presence leaves a smile on peoples faces and live in their hearts forever, by that measure, Winona lived a beautiful life. She made it a point to call me on my birthday, I will miss those phone calls. She will be in the hearts and thoughts of many people whose lives she touched. Thinking of you, Stephen, Peter, David & all the family during this sad time. God Bless you all.
My sincere condolences to the Kelsey family.
I’m am sorry for your loss.
I remember her being such a sweet lady with so many stories to share.
We were sad to learn that Mrs. Kelsey has passed.
This is a sad time for the entire family.
May her soul R.I.P.
Cherish the many wonderful memories you hold of her.
Mr. Kelsey ( Gus ) , Stehen, Peter , David & family,
So sad to hear Winona passed away. Such a generous, .grateful & gracious woman with a beautiful & radiant smile. She always took time to chat whenever we ran into each other. Her family were her shining stars. May you find peace & joy in your wonderful memories.
Gus, Stephen, Peter, David & family,
My thoughts are with you all during this difficult time. Winona was such a warm and loving person. She was always so happy to see us (and our ponies) and she thoroughly spoiled us. I feel very grateful to have had the gift of her friendship for many years..She will be greatly missed. Love to you all..
So sad today to hear Winona passed away. I knew her as a school friend at Macpherson and reconnected again at St. James church. She was always so pleasant and always stopped for a chat after church. Jack and I send our sincere condolences to you Gus and your family… Thinking of you at this difficult time.
To Gus, Stephen, Peter & David, my condolences on Winona’s passing. We used to ride out to the farm and were always welcomed by Winona (Mrs. Kelsey to us). Gosh we loved her and our visits. She would feed us and after a visit send us on our way….such nice memories. Much love to you all at this time. She will be smiling down on us now.
Winona’s family, thinking of you at this sad time. May her kind and gentle spirit, her love and laughter stay with you always.
Gus and family,
So sorry to hear the news of Winona’s passing. She was such a kind lady and such a dear friend to my grandparents (Nita and Bram Burry). Seeing her face always brought so many wonderful memories. Thinking of you all at this sad time.
Gus and family,
We were saddened to learn of Winona’s passing. We remember fondly all of the times we met you both at the Hogans’ home in Rennies Mill Rd. Winona was always so engaging and friendly.
May you find comfort in your wonderful memories.
Gerry and Lynn Wade
Our deepest condolences to Gus & his family. We only knew Winona for a short time while we lived in Torbay-we were welcomed into their home & treated like life long friends. Her love for her family was very evident. We feel fortunate to have known her. Peter & Winnie MacNeill
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Gus and family
I have been getting the news about Winona from Maxine and So sad to hear of her passing !!She had been through so much in the last couple of years and is finally at rest!! Will keep the wonderful memories of the couple of years we spent together on holidays in Florida together!!
Keep all the wonderful memories you have of her alive in your hearts and talk of her often!!Condolences and Big hugs
So sorry to hear this. My sincere condolences. She was a lovely woman.
So sorry for your losss. Your Mom was such a lovely person. A good friend to my mom and Dad. Cherish all the wonderful memories sincerely, Sharon(Andrews) Moores
Uncle Gus, Stephen, Peter and David, i was saddened to hear of Aunt Winona’s illness and passing, but so very grateful I was able to visit on the many trips back to St. John’s. I always felt warmly received and welcomed. Sincere condolences on your loss. Our loss. Sending you all warm hugs.
Gus, I am so sorry to hear of Winona’s passing. What a wonderful woman she was! I know you will miss her. Hold close your memories of your life with her. They willsustain you. God is close and will see you through this time.
My heart breaks for your family at this difficult time. She was a wonderful aunt. We were all blessed to have her in our lives. Sending hugs, from afar, to all of you. May you find peace and joy in your wonderful memories.
Gus, I am so very sorry for your loss. So glad I was able to talk to her last month after she got out of hospital. I have many happy memories of our many dinners and evenings spent together. My sincerest condolences to you, the boys and their families and Sadie.
My kindred spirit is now part of the “cloud of witnesses watching over us.”. Oh how I will miss her but also feel at peace knowing that she is now in the presence of her Lord, no dibilitating pain or weariness. She is free. I have visited all of you nearly every year for over 50 years and feel part of yout family. Your wife, Gus, and your mother, Stephen, David and David, was very special to me. We laughed and cried together and she was a most caring, welcoming person with a deep faith. She was a great cook, very artistic and loved your spouses. Her grandchildren were so special and she was so proud of you all. Her grand daughter gave her great joy, went she felt so unwell. .You all made her feel special. Thank you for sharing your lives with her. May God come alongside all of you as you grieve. Hugs, Liz Johnson
Broke my heart to hear about Aunt Winonas passing. She was a terrific aunt always made me feel like one of her kids. Always felt loved and welcomed such a big heart. Looked forward to her singing Delta Dawn on my birthdays. My deepest sympathy for the family. Big hugs to Uncle Gus, Peter, David and Stephen.
Sadie and Robert,
We are saddened to learn of Winona’s passing. She is finally at peace and has left you all with wonderful memories.
I know her home was always open to family and friends and Winona and Gus loved to see people visit.
Blessings to you all!
Gus, Stephen, Peter, David and families…. so sad to hear about Winona. She was always so pleasant and so excited to see me every time I would run into her and Gus somewhere. .While I haven’t seen her a lot since mom passed I have ran into her at church and Sobeys Kelsey Drive every now and then. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult and sad time. Lots of love. Wanda Green (Alcock)
Peter, Lisa, Rebecca & Leah
Sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was a great lady and was always very welcoming to me. I will remember her fondly.
Mr Kelsey, Dave,Jamie and all the Kelsey Family, we are very saddened today to hear of the passing of Mrs Kelsey. We are sure that your hearts are broken on the loss of such a special person in your family. Please accept our deepest condolences and know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.❤️
Peter, Lisa, Rebecca and Leah – We’re saddened to hear that you’ve lost such a special and important person in your lives. As you mourn your mother and grandmother, please know that our hearts are with you. God Bless
To Uncle Gus, Stephen, Peter and David.
Quite simply, she was like a second Mom to me. Needless to say I am very saddened by this news. Despite the distance, I spoke to her often over the years and enjoyed every moment. She was one of the most caring people I have ever known. When travelling to St. John’s I knew I was always welcome at the “Gus and Winona Hotel”. To the family my deepest sympathy.