Jack Fredjon Kelly

(October 13, 1935 – September 27, 2022)

Jack passed away peacefully at Selkirk Regional Health Centre at the age of 86.

Jack was predeceased by his parents Mike and Betty Kelly; siblings Jean (Ivor), Barney (Helen), and Jim (Betty); mother-in-law Marjorie Pyper, father-in-law Thomas Pyper, and brother-in-law David Pyper (Bev).

Jack is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Gail Kelly (nee Pyper), brother-in-law Bob Pyper (Elaine), and many nieces and nephews.

In his early years Jack was employed by Building Products and Westroc Industries and enjoyed playing softball and curling in his spare time. Jack was an incredibly skilled woodworker and spent many hours in his workshop making beautiful intarsia pieces. Jack was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching hockey, football, baseball, and curling. Jack and his wife Gail spent many years RVing all throughout the U.S. and Canada and were members of the Good Sam Club. They were also active in the community and enjoyed spending time at the Selkirk Legion. Those who knew Jack well knew that he had a good sense of humour and always had a clever comeback.

A private service is to take place at a later date. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jack’s memory to The Salvation Army.

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4 thoughts on “Jack Fredjon Kelly

  1. Randy, Kristy, Sarah and Rachel

    Our condolences to aunt Gail. Lots of good memories of Uncle Jack at Beaver Creek growing up as a kid.

  2. Christine Connolly

    My condolences Auntie Gail, Jack will be missed. You could always count on Uncle Jack for a smart ass comment no matter the situation. He was so much fun to be around. I’ll always treasure the clock he made in his woodshop for Bryan and I for our wedding, such a beautiful piece. Sending hugs to you.

  3. Craig & Lori

    Our sincerest condolences Gail. Jack was a very unique person with such an ability to always have some kind of comeback, no matter what, that would always make a person laugh. To know him was to be able to appreciate how big and kind his heart was. He always tried to be the big gruff guy but you always knew he was just a marshmallow inside. Our prayers are with you. Love always.

  4. Heather Hueging

    Our deepest Sympathies and condolences Gail. Jack was always teasing someone. He lived to have fun. He was a wonderful man so kind and giving. Always had a smile and a joke for something. May God be your Comfort now. Love Heather and John

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