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Robert Kelly (Bob)



Robert Allen Patrick Kelly, affectionately known as “Bob” or “Kelly,” was born on October 28, 1931 in Regina, Saskatchewan to Norman and Mary Kelly. Sadly, Bob’s siblings Ruth, Douglas, Marjorie, Betty, Norman, Marion, and Donald all passed away before him. Bob received his education at Sacred Heart and Balfour Technical schools in Regina. On August 24, 1957, he married Marion Goehring, and their joy was immeasurable when their daughter Barbara was born in December 1962. Tragically, their son, born in March 1970, passed away shortly after birth.

Bob began his career at Edward’s Sheet Metal, where Marion’s father was his supervisor. Even at that time, Bob confidently asserted to his colleagues that he would marry Marion once she reached the appropriate age. True to his word, he married Marion five years later. After working at Edward’s for seven years, Bob spent a year as a guard at the Regina Correctional Centre. In 1958, he joined the Post Office, dedicating 33 years of his life to the organization before retiring in July 1991.

Devoted to sports, Bob particularly enjoyed curling and proudly clinched the Saskatchewan Post Office Championship in 1968. He continued his active involvement in the sport until 1999 when hip issues arose. Moreover, Bob tirelessly served as a timekeeper for over 25 years at the Regina Pats hockey games. During the playoffs in 1968-69, when the regular trainer fell ill, Bob stepped up and accompanied the team as their trainer to Montreal. Additionally, Bob volunteered for more than 20 years at the Allan Blair Cancer Clinic and spent over a decade delivering Meals on Wheels for the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region. Despite experiencing a heart attack in 1997 and undergoing hip replacement surgery in June 2000, Bob remained resilient and continued to savor the joys of life.

One of his greatest pleasures was accompanying Marion on her journeys throughout the west as she fulfilled her duties as Tax Court Registrar. Bob greatly cherished the camaraderie he found within various coffee groups, the companionship of his fellow Gyro members whom he became acquainted with in 2000, and the reunions with fellow Post Office retirees, where he regaled them with his countless stories. A Memorial Service is scheduled to take place on Friday, November 3, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. at Lakeview United Church, 3200 McCallum Avenue, Regina, SK. Those wishing to leave a condolence message or view the livestream may do so by visiting the website http://www.speersfuneralchapel.com.

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