Mary Pamela Ludford Kelly (nee Taylor)
Celebration of Life

Sunday February 9th, from 2 - 4pm MacCoubrey Funeral Home Cobourg

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Mary Pamela Ludford Kelly (nee Taylor)

December 20, 1934 - February 7, 2020

Peacefully on Friday February 7th, 2020 in her 86th year. Daughter of Winnifred Mary Taylor (nee Ludford) originally of Winchester (England) and J.B.L (Jackie) Taylor of Kingston (Jamaica). She attended ALPHA Academy in Kingston and continued her studies in Art History as a mature student at McGill and University of Toronto. Pam was always proud of her Jamaican heritage and could playfully surprise new friends with her easy command of Patois. Pam was adored by family and friends for her strong, loving nature and gift for amusing storytelling. Beloved wife of B. Vincent Kelly. Her extraordinary hosting skills supporting Vince’s international career were appreciated by friends and colleagues in many postings. Loving mother of John Burton Vincent Kelly and dear mother-in-law of Patricia Fish. Cherished Oma of Julian and Vivien who enjoyed her culinary talents (particularly the rice-and-peas!). Dear sister of Brigid Spin (Wijbrand), Madeleine Levy (David) and the late Robert Taylor. She remains in the hearts of her many nieces and nephews for her warm spirit and frequent kindness. Pam will be remembered by her local community of friends for her plum puddings at Horticultural Society Christmas dinners and spearheading the 1997 publication of a handsome hardbound history, Memories of Haldimand Township: When the Lakes Roared, a collection of essays, photographs and personal reminiscences published on the 200th Anniversary of the settlement of the Township. Friends and family are invited to call at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 king St. E., Cobourg on Tuesday afternoon February 11th from 4 until 6 o’clock. A Funeral Mass will be held at “my tiny church”, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Grafton, on Wednesday February 12th at 11 o’clock. A reception following the service will be held in the Reception Centre of MacCoubrey Funeral Home, Cobourg. Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Grafton in the Spring. Many thanks to the caring staff at Centennial Place, Millbrook, and the doctors and nurses of the dialysis unit of PRHC.

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Jane and Stephen Sawyer - February 15, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg

Nancy & Bernie Schroder - February 14, 2020

Vince,We have many fond memories of Pam, and were saddened to hear of her recent passing. Our sincere condolences to you, John, Trish and your grandchildren. Pam was such a gracious, kind person, and without a doubt will be missed by many.Sincerely,Nancy & Bernie Schroder

John Slipp - February 12, 2020

Vince, John, Tricia, Julian and Vivianne; please know that we are thinking of you and that we wish we could be there with you, today. Pam was a very special person in my life and I have many fond memories. Thank you, Pam, for your warm hospitality and kind heart. I will always cherish the memories that you created for me with you and Vince and John.

John & Shirley - February 11, 2020

Dear Vince and family,We are so saddened by the passing of Pam who was always such a dependable friend, strong, warm hearted and an independent thinker.We share in your grief and send our love,John and Shirley

Myrilda Kelly and Family - February 11, 2020

We were very saddened to hear of Pam's passing. Please know your family is in our thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy,Myrilda Kelly and family

dari haddon - February 11, 2020

My condolences to you Vincent. I only had the privilege of spending a few hours in Pam's company but enjoyed her stories and gentle manner. Sending my best to you and your family.Dari

Ann Marie - February 11, 2020

Dear Vince, John, Trish, Julian and Vivien, Over sixty years ago our parents welcomed a beautiful daughter-in-law to our family.Memories of Pam’s gentle, loving nature remain special for each of us .Remembering always with Love,Hugs ,Ann Marie

Alex Broomfield - February 10, 2020

Dear Vince and family. Sorry to learn of Pam's passing. I worked with her on the Haldimand history book "When the Lakes Roared." Unfortunately Ruth is not well and I can't leave her alone so I will be unable to attend the visitation but I want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May the memories of the good times comfort you. Alex

G. Ellis - February 10, 2020

I wish you comfort during your sorrow. The Bible promises that your loved one will soon come back to life in a peaceful paradise on the earth. (John 5:28, 29)