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Donald Harry Hugh Kelly

October 22, 1931 ~ January 29, 2024 (age 92) 92 Years Old

Donald Kelly Obituary

Donald Harry Hugh Kelly, Ph.D.
October 22, 1931 - January 29, 2024

Don was born in 1931 in Calgary, Alberta.  He attended the University of Alberta where he earned an M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering. Don and Cathy married in 1956, and he accepted a position with Alcan in Arvida, Quebec.  At the request of the department head of Electrical Engineering, he joined the University of Alberta as an associate professor.  He completed his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana in 1968. He returned to the University of Alberta as a professor and later served as associate chair of the department.  In 1993, Don and Cathy retired to Qualicum Beach, B.C.                                                                                                                                                  

Don was honoured as a life member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists, and Geophysicists of Alberta in 1994.

Predeceased by his youngest son Robert, Don is survived by his wife Cathy, seven children (David, Maureen, Janet, Colin, Kevin, William, Michael), fifteen grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.      

A celebration of life will be held on February 8, 2024, at 2 p.m. at Knox United Church, 345 Pym Street, Parksville B.C. The service will be livestreamed on                            


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Celebration of Life
February 8, 2024

2:00 PM
Knox United Church
345 Pym St
Parksville, British Columbia V9P 1C8


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