Agnes "Nancy" Kelly (nee Smith)
Born In: Corner Brook
Passed in: Halifax
Passed on: June 23rd, 2012
Passed away with family beside her on Saturday, June 23rd, 2012. Born in Humbermouth, Corner Brook, NF, she was the daughter of the late Donald and Christina (Brewster) Smith, the second youngest of eight children. She began her career as a bookkeeper with Newfoundland Engineering and then Brookfield Ice Cream. Upon her marriage to Claude, she devoted her life to being a wife and mother, and was known for her superior culinary and sewing skills. She volunteered with the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Kidney Foundation, Corner Brook Interfaith Home, Victorian Order of Nurses, and Girl Guides Canada. She later enjoyed a successful career beginning with Sears Canada and The Western Star before joining the Provincial Court of Newfoundland, as Clerk of the Court and Justice of the Peace. She obtained her Business Administration Diploma from the Grenfell Campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland. Following retirement from the court, she was Chair for the Employment Insurance Board of Referees, sat on the Board of Regents of Memorial University, was a member of the Federal Seniors Advisory Committee on Tax Reform, sat on the Committee on Family Violence, was an active volunteer with the Newfoundland Liberal Party and was awarded the Queen's Jubilee Medal for outstanding volunteerism. In 2008 she relocated from Corner Brook to Halifax, NS, where she enjoyed several very happy years with family. Nancy was an independent and gifted woman, she was loved and will be greatly missed by her children, James (Shirley) of St. John's, NF; Catherine Kelly Reader, Raymond , Janice (Mike Hamilton) and Patricia (Charles) Pace, all of Halifax, NS; grandchildren Darleen Kelly (Mark Kennedy), Grayson Kelly, Dylan and Leigh Reader (Mike Chambers), Allyson Kelly, Jenny, Emily and Maria Shaw, Elizabeth and Alex Pace; great grandchildren Cameron and Hailey Chambers; and her brothers Donald and Thomas. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Claude, her siblings William, Ina (Chaffey), Elsa (Manovich), Lorna (Hansen), and George as well as her daughter-in-law Jo-Anne Kelly. Arrangements are under the direction of J.A. Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Rd., Halifax, where a celebration of her life will take place from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. on Tuesday, June 26th, 2012. Cremation has taken place. Burial to follow at a later date in Corner Brook, NF. Donations to a charity of your choice are welcome. Words of comfort can be sent to the family by visiting www.walkerfh.com. A very special thank you is extended to the staff of Country Living Estates of Hatchet Lake, Halifax County.