John Kelly
In Memory of
John
Kelly
1930 - 2018
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Obituary for John Kelly

John  Kelly
KELLY: John Retired Police Officer Badge #32 of Peel Region
On Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 6:00 a.m. Our Beloved Father, John Kelly, left this Earth to join Our Beloved Mother, Jean Marie Kelly with Our Heavenly Father.
Special Love for Our Step Mother and Dad’s Beloved Partner for over 30 years, Mary Durbano. She is like Our Second Mother and Loving Member of Our Family!
Loving Father to Nancy Marie Messervey (nee Kelly), (Husband Carl Wilson Messervey), William Bryan Kelly,( Wife Rone Kelly) & Michael Lawrence Thomas Kelly.
Other Sons...James John Kelly (Deceased), (Wife Christine Kelly), Robert Gordon Kelly,(Deceased) (Wife Jeannie Kelly) & Paul Stephen Kelly,(Deceased) (Wife Tanna Kelly).
Beloved Grandpa to: Melinda Suzanne Hudson(nee Messervey),( Husband Glenn Hudson), Gordon William Messervey, (Wife Candice Marie Messervey), Alyssa Jean Kelly (Husband to be James), Alaina Kelly (Husband to be Austen), Gavin Kelly, Niki Kelly, Shauna Kelly, David Kelly & Katie Kelly.
Beloved Great Grandpa to: Jacob Carl Messervey, Cole James Messervey, Drew William Messervey, Connor David Hudson, Amara Mary Jean Hudson, Quintin Kelly & Atilla Kelly.
We are Extremely Proud of Our Father’s Many Accomplishments and Contributions to His Community!

Mr. Kelly is resting at the funeral home of Skinner & Middlebrook Ltd, 128 Lakeshore Rd. E Mississauga on Sunday, September 9, 2018 from 1-4 PM .
Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, September 10, 2018 at 11AM at St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 11 Peter St.S Mississauga. Interment St, Mary's cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
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Life Story for John Kelly

On Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 6:00 a.m. Our Beloved Father, John Kelly, left this Earth to join Our Beloved Mother, Jean Marie Kelly with Our Heavenly Father.
Special Love for Our Step Mother and Dad’s Beloved Partner for over 30 years, Mary Durbano. She is like Our Second Mother and Loving Member of Our Family!
Loving Father to Nancy Marie Messervey (nee Kelly), (Husband Carl Wilson Messervey), William Bryan Kelly,( Wife Rone Kelly) & Michael Lawrence Thomas Kelly.
Other Sons...James John Kelly (Deceased), (Wife Christine Kelly), Robert Gordon Kelly,(Deceased) (Wife Jeannie Kelly) & Paul Stephen Kelly,(Deceased) (Wife Tanna Kelly).
Beloved Grandpa to: Melinda Suzanne Hudson(nee Messervey),( Husband Glenn Hudson), Gordon William Messervey, (Wife Candice Marie Messervey), Alyssa Jean Kelly (Husband to be James), Alaina Kelly (Husband to be Austen), Gavin Kelly, Niki Kelly, Shauna Kelly, David Kelly & Katie Kelly.
Beloved Great Grandpa to: Jacob Carl Messervey, Cole James Messervey, Drew William Messervey, Connor David Hudson, Amara Mary Jean Hudson, Quintin Kelly & Atilla Kelly.
We are Extremely Proud of Our Father’s Many Accomplishments and Contributions to His Community!
History:
Born the Eldest of Twins in 1930
Skipped “3” Grade Levels in Elementary School to complete High School at the age of 14 Years Old.
Had to lie about his age to get a job so because he was 6’2” during WW2 he was putting Small Arms together at the Canadian Arsenals Building with his Older Sisters at the age of 14.
(C.O.P.S. Building)

One of the first Original “12” Police Officers serving the Township of Toronto Police Department starting in 1952.
First Catholic hired onto the Police Department
Started the Juvenile Bureau with the Mississauga Police Department
Started the Cadet Organization Police School (C.O.P.S.) 50 YEARS AGO at the Canadian Arsenals Building at Dixie and Lakeshore Road Mississauga Cadet Corps #2824 which grew to be the largest Cadet Corps in All of Canada growing to over 400 cadets in it’s first year .
C.O.P.S. had Girls join after the first year and had Special Uniforms designed because the Canadian Armed Forces only had Uniforms for the boys.
Started the C.O.P.S. Drum and Bugle Band for the Boys
Started the C.O.P.S. Drum and Pipe Band for the Girls (With Beautiful Kilts)
Sent Cadets all of the World with their Achievements
Built a Campground at Sauble Beach, Ontario on the River for all Year Camp and Training
Received His Honorary Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do from Master Chung Kee Tai
“3” of Dad’s “5” Sons joined the Canadian Armed Forces as a result of their involvement with the C.O.P.S. & Dad’s Guidance. One joined the Army, One joined the Navy and One joined the Air Force. Always interesting conversation when Everyone was Home for Christmas! 

Retired from Peel Regional Police Department after serving 32 years.

Became Chief Security Officer for the New Mississauga City Hall

Became Commissionaire at the Brampton County Court House

Finally Truly Retired and Traveled until the Age of 80 after which he just enjoyed Socializing with Family and Friends, with a few trips to Rama and Sharing Stories until Today with the Final Story of His Passing.

At the Proud Age of 87 Years 11 months He will be truly missed but His Legacy and Many Accomplishments will live on in the Many Young People whose Lives He has Touched in a Positive Way, including His Own Children, Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.

As His Daughter, I have never met a Man more Intelligent and Logical than My Father. His Father was the same with His Irish Logic.

He was an Amazing Singer who drown out Every Church Choir whose service We ever attended and was Admired for His Vocal Ability. Any of Our Old Neighbours from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s will remember Dad singing in the shower with the bathroom window open and All of the Neighbourhood could hear Him.  “The Wild Colonial Boy” was His Favourite and He would sing it every Birthday with His Twin Brother, Tom Kelly.

On that Happy Note I will Close!

May Your Wings be Strong and Your Journey be Safe and Swift!
Say Hello To Mom, Jim, Bob and Paul for Us here on Earth.

Until We meet Again! Hugs, Kisses, Love & Peace
Thank-you to One and All for Taking the Time to Read this! Shalom 
Nancy Messervey (Nee Kelly) Proud Daughter to :
Staff Sargeant John Kelly...also Major John Kelly Canadian Armed Forces
BUT HIS MOST IMPORTANT RANK WAS...
“OUR DAD, GRANDPA & GREAT GRANDPA!!!”