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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