Alan Kelly

Gathering of Family and Friends for a visiting reception

1:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Thursday, June 6, 2024
Kennebecasis Community Funeral Home - Reception Area
152 Pettingill Road
Quispamsis, New Brunswick, Canada
Gathering of Family and Friends for a visiting reception

Celebration of Life

3:00 pm
Thursday, June 6, 2024
Kennebecasis Community Funeral Home
152 Pettingill Road
Quispamsis, New Brunswick, Canada
(506) 849-2119
Celebration of Life


Hardings Point Cemetery
Harding Point Landing Road
Carter's Point, New Brunswick, Canada

Obituary of Alan Edward Kelly

It is with great sadness that the family of Alan Edward Kelly, husband of the late Doreen (White) Kelly, announce his peaceful passing on May 30, 2024 at Passamaquoddy Lodge, St. Andrews, NB.

Born in Somerville, Massachusetts, on December 4, 1930. He was the son of the late Berneice (Tooker) Kelly and adopted son of Robert J. Kelly.

After high school graduation, he found employment with Pitfield Mackay Ross in Saint John, which transitioned to Dominion Securities. Upon leaving Dominion Securities, Alan worked in accounting with Parkway Mercury in Saint John until his retirement.

Through the years, Alan volunteered with many organizations. He was President of Quispamsis Elementary School Home and School, Chairman of Quispamsis Local Improvement District, and the first Mayor of Quispamsis. He was involved with the United Way of Greater Saint John in the payroll division, Finance Committee of Diocesan Synod of Fredericton, Treasurer of Quispamsis Seniors, Member of the Vestry of. St. Augustine’s Church, and active with Quispamsis Communities in Bloom. He loved the outdoors, especially fishing, hiking, and his vegetable garden. He also loved playing cards  and games. In later years, he and Doreen loved to travel to many places, even driving twice across Canada and the USA. He visited Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Egypt, England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland, and numerous times to Florida. Alan enjoyed cruises;  going to Alaska and the Panama Canal, and various bus tours. Many of these trips were with sister-in-law Verna and her husband Jimmy Baxter. He also had a great fishing trip to the Yukon with his brother-in-law Gerald White and two memorable off-grid fishing adventures to Kenauk Nature in Quebec with his three sons. In later years, he enjoyed taking family and friends to St. Martins and the Fundy Trail Parkway including treating many friends and relatives to lunches at the Hearst Lodge. Alan was a good caring family man for his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and all extended relatives. He was also known to anyone else who knew him as a true gentleman with his cute mischievous smile right to the day he passed.  

Alan is survived by his children; daughter Lynne Woolnough(David), sons; Stephen (Mary), Jamie (Leonora), and Shawn (Dawna), beloved grandchildren;  Fauna Osborne  (George), Daelyn Zanatta (Dave), Freeman Woolnough (Ogake), Michelle Kelly (Mike), Nicole Kelly, Nicholas Godwin-Kelly (Kaila), Andrew Godwin-Kelly (Laura), Geny Rago, Hoby Rago (Arlene), Alisha Plewes (Nathan), Megan Leslie (Jonathan), Daniel Kelly, and  his great grandchildren; Kylee Osborne, Trinity Osborne, Graeme Zanatta, Huru Woolnough, Carter Duffy, Reese Duffy, Owen Jones-Robinson, Sadie Sullivan, Layke Godwin-Kelly,  Allister Leslie, Andrew Leslie as well as several nieces, nephews and extended family.

Besides his wife, Alan was predeceased by his step brother Robert Kelly (Barb) and by his great-grandson Cayden Osborne.

The family would like to thank the wonderful nursing home staff at Passamaquoddy Lodge for their dedicated caring of Dad over the past 21 months as well as the staff of Shannex Parkland in the Valley with both places creating lasting memories for Dad, family and friends.   

Resting at Kennebecasis Community Funeral Home, 152 Pettingill Road, Quispamsis, NB (506-849-2119) with a visiting Reception on Thursday, June 6th from 1:15pm – 2:45pm. Funeral Service will follow at 3:00pm.  For those unable to attend, the service will be livestreamed by clicking on the provided link that states "Click here to watch Livestream service for Alan Kelly". Interment to take place  at Hardings Point Cemetery immediately following. 

For those who wish, remembrances may be made to St. Augustine’s Church, the KV Food Basket or Passamaquoddy Lodge. 


When Tomorrow Starts Without Me



When tomorrow starts without me and I’m not there to see,

If the sun should rise and find your eyes all filled with tears for me;

I wish so much you wouldn’t cry the way you did today,

While I’m thinking of the many things we didn’t get to say.

I know how much you love me, I know you’ll miss me too;

But when tomorrow starts without me, please try to understand,

That an angel came and called my name and took me by the hand.

And said my place was ready in Heaven far above,

And that I’d have to leave behind all those I dearly love.


But as I turned and walked away, a tear fell from my eye,

For all my life I’d always thought I didn’t want to die.

I had so much to live for, I had so much to do,

I thought of all the yesterdays, the good ones and the bad,

I thought of all the love we shared and all the fun we had

If I could relive yesterday, I thought just for awhile,

I’d say goodbye and kiss you and maybe see you smile.

So when tomorrow starts without me,

Don’t think we are far apart, for every time you think of me…

I’m right here in your heart.

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