Robert 'Herman' Kelly
Born In: North Sydney
Born: January 26th, 1959
Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: February 17th, 2016
With sadness, we the family of Robert Harrison Kelly, regret to announce his sudden passing on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born Jan. 26, 1959, in North Sydney, he was a son of Noreen (Kay) Kelly and the late Harrison Kelly.
Herman worked as a charter at Northside Downs. His passions included harness racing, gardening and swimming in his backyard oasis or out at the river.
Herman is survived by his wife, Cheryl (McKinnon); sisters, Aileen (Dave Phalen) Kelly-Devoe, Big Bras d’Or and Sharon (Dave) Kelly-Creith, Ont.; brothers, Brian (Beth), Ont. and David “Crocker” (Charlene), P.E.I.; father-in-law, Byron McKinnon; special niece and grandnephew, Julie Anne Carew and her son, Jace; several nieces, nephews and extended McKinnon family.
Besides his father, Herman was predeceased by his mother-in-law, Eileen McKinnon, sister-in-law, Colleen Campbell-Kelly and brother-in-law, Eugene Devoe.
Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Friday 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney on Saturday 11 a.m., with Rev. Nancy Ritchie officiating. Interment at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the Howie Center Volunteer Fire Department or St. Matthew Wesley United Church.
Words of comfort can be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or email firstname.lastname@example.org.