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of Arthur passed away peacefully at the Palmerston and District Hospital on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 in his 84th year after a short battle with cancer and long battle of missing his wife, the late Joyce Elizabeth (Bell) Kelley (2010). He will be forever missed by his children, the late Kim Hald, Bonnie Kidnie and her husband Paul, Penny Dyce, and Wayne Kelley, all of Arthur. Always remembered Gramps to Trevor Hald, Zoe Hodgson and Oskar Hald, Tonya Hald and Kaitlin Hald, Bryan, Amanda and Emelia and Cole Kidnie, Blaine Kidnie and Michelle MacKenzie, Kierra and Dan Bossenberry, Danielle, Scott, Chase and Blake Jones, Doug Dyce, Sarah Connors, Brixton, Crewz, and Cove Dyce.
Predeceased by his parents Earl and Irene (Kells) Kelley Brother of the late Bill Kelley and David Kelley.
Murrell will be missed by many sister and brother-in laws, nieces and nephews, and friends.
Dad was a very hard worker providing for his family and extremely proud of his occupation starting as a maintenance mechanic at Uniroyal in Kitchener and ending his career consulting for various companies.
He was also an avid collector of too many things, old cars, hit and miss engines, tractors, automotive memorabilia, pocket watches,….etc. Wayne and dad very much enjoyed attending auctions not only for the collecting but also for people they met.
Mom and dad enjoyed their time up at Port Elgin with their many friends at the park.
So many more precious memories that we will carry with us forever and a day. XOXO
To honour Murrell’s wishes cremation has taken place.
The immediate family will gather to share memories and celebrate his well lived life at Crawford Funeral Chapel, Arthur. Spring interment in Greenfield Cemetery, Arthur. Expressions of sympathy donations to Canadian cancer society or the Palmerston and District Hospital would be appreciated by the family.