2990 Church St., South Mountain, ON

Reta Mary Kelly ( McGahey) August 22, 1919 - June 15, 2014



Peacefully surrounded by her family on June 15, 2014 at Winchester District Memorial Hospital, Reta entered Heaven to join her husband Arnold and son Tommy. Cherished mother of Larry (Louise Knowles), Joe (Fran Gagnon), Connie, Terry (Judy Goodman), Nancy (Terry Carroll), John (Janice Rooney), Kenny (Eleanor Hill), Marty (Nancy Fleming), Maggie, Tim (Martha Maher) and Greg (Kathleen Bromley). Precious grandmother of 21 and great grandmother of 19. Dear sister of Nora Bergin and predeceased by her brothers and sisters Gert, Vera, Arthur, Martin, Irene, Renold and Doris. “Mommy Reta” to Anne and Peter (Brenda).


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Visitation will be held at St. Brigids Church 2015 River Road, Manotick on Thursday June 19th from 2pm to 8pm. A Funeral Mass will be said on Friday June 20, 2014 at 1pm at St. Brigid Church followed with an interment in St. Brigids Cemetery.

Donations in Reta's name may be made to The Hemophelia Society, ALS Society or Winchester District Memorial Hospital.

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    Karen Will says

    Sending heartfelt sympathy and love from the west to all the Kelly’s. My image of Aunt Reta from when I was very young to more recent years is always of smling and laughing and twinkling eyes… What a wonderful person!
    Thinking of you,

    Karen and Scott, Charlie and Joe

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    Geraldine Norman says

    So sorry for your loss such a lovely Lady

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    Martha Kelly says

    Dear Kelly family,
    Reta was a kind and gentle soul who will be greatly missed. My sincere sympathies to all my in-laws but most especially to my husband Tim.

    Love you all,

    May she rest in eternal peace,


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    Eddie Booth and Carol Jonea says

    Very sorry for your loss.Eddie and Carol

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    Shamrock Franey says

    Your memories of a life well lived will carry you through this difficult time.

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    Susan says

    A lot of what we will all say will always include the white house on the River Rd. The big oak table and the laughter! The good times and memories….the tomato slices and the strawberry jam! The walks to the old railroad tracks to put down a nail and return the next day to find it flattened. Thank you for who you are to me and for who I am because of you! Love you Grandma! Too-da-loo….until we meet again!

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    Lisa Dooner says

    What a beautiful picture of a beautiful person. I was so sorry to hear of Reta’s passing. Wishing you strength during this difficult time and keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Lisa

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    Andrea Ness says

    Thinking of you during this difficult time, with loving memories.

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    Robert & Sandra Kelly says

    Our thoughts are with all of you at this time.

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    Geoff and Karen Martelock says

    Our sympathies Kenny, Eleanor and family……wishing you strength…Geoff and Karen Martelock….

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    Loraine Downey says

    I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved Mom. I will always remember her sweet, impish grin. She was a wonderful lady and I know your hearts are broken. Take comfort in the wonderful memories you have and the love and support that surrounds you at this sad time.

    Loraine Downey

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    To The Kelly Family
    My deepest Sympathies!


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    Nora and Pat Beirne says

    Hello Martha and Tim and families

    We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Reta sounded like a lovely woman who will be dearly missed. Our sympathies are with you all.


    Nora & Pat

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    Carolyn & Glen Montgomery says

    Dear Tim, Martha and all the Kelly Family, When you think of your mom, Mrs Kelly, and everything that made her so special, her memory lives on through you. Our deepest sympathy to each one of you at this sad time.
    Carolyn & Glen xx

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    Annette Brunet says

    Dear Maggie,

    Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Loss of a parent is heartbreaking. Take care if yourself.

    Annette xo

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    Kevin Hamilton & Erin Hearty says

    Our deepest sympathy to the Kelly family and their friends.

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    Patrick & Patricia Moore says

    Expressions of Sympathy Patrick & Patricia Moore has sent this Expressions of Sympathy card.

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    M.Diane Arcand says

    Nancy,and all the Kelly Family, my deepest sympathy on the loss of your Mother
    Many good memories of Mom and Dad stopping in when we were young.

    I always admired your Mom


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    Rosemary Moriarity says

    My deepest sympathy to Joe and Fran and the Kelly Family on the loss of Mrs. Kelly. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

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    Raewen Pappas says

    From my family to yours, may you get through this time with the love and memories in your hearts and the strenght of your family. Take care.

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    shelly mcintyre says

    Jassy and Colt and all family members: So sorry for your loss. Reta was an incredible woman, mum, grandma and great-grandma. She will be missed.


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    Tom, Kathy, Joe and Kate Soczka says

    We are thinking about how fortunate you have been to have had her with you over all these years. Blessings to you all.

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    The Alberts Family says

    Our sympathies to the Kelly family, may your memories of Reta comfort you in the days ahead. She was a wonderful lady and we feel blessed to have known her. Please know we hold you in our thoughts and prayers.

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