Kathleen (Kay) Gertrude Shelley
Kathleen died of Alzheimer’s Disease in Harbour View Haven, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia on Wednesday January 3, 2018. She was born to the late Starr Ernest & Olive May (Wentzel) Hutt on November 16, 1926 in Milton, Nova Scotia. She married Walter Bishop Shelley on July 14, 1947 and was a loving wife to him until his death on October 18, 1999.
She will forever be in the hearts of her daughters Carolyn, Starr, Christine & Robina; sons Gregory & David; daughter-in-law Donna & sons-in-law Robert Fear & Larry Trottier. Kathleen is survived by ten grandchildren Alexander, Kathleen, Matthew (Shannon), Angela, Gregory Jr., Justin, Sonya (Tyler), Nicholas, Bronson (Anne-Marie) & Bradley (Jenn), whom she loved dearly. She also leaves eleven great-grandchildren Devon, Sadie, Charlotte, Riley, Logan, Taylor, Carter, Nyah Kay, Kingston, Joaquin, Lyla & Brooks and one great-great grandson Damien.
She is also survived by three of her thirteen siblings: Virginia Fox, Herbert & Robert Hatt (Cheryl). She was predeceased by brothers George, Kenneth, Starr Jr., Richard, John, Charles, Winston & Douglas; sisters Norma & Hazel and great-granddaughter Olivia Grace.
Her greatest achievements have been in the lives of her family and friends. Kathleen’s generous heart filled her home with love, fun, family & friends – there was always room for one more. Aunt Kay has many nieces and nephews and has touched the lives of everyone she has encountered throughout her years.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool where a memorial service and reception will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday January 27, 2018. Burial will take place at Milton Community Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia.
Backward, turn backward, O time, in your flight;
Make me a child again, just for tonight!
Mother, come back from that echoless shore;
Take me again in your heart as of yore —
Kiss from my forehead the furrows of care,
Smooth the few silver threads out of my hair,
Over my slumbers your loving watch keep —
Rock me to sleep, mother — rock me to sleep!
– Elizabeth Acker Allan
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Peggyand Richard Hatt
To Kay’s Family
.Richard and I are sorry for your loss . She was a fine person and well thought of by all who knew her
Sincerely Peggy and Richard Hatt
Rev. Terry brewer
On behalf of the Milton Baptist Church we want to express our prayers and condolences to the Shelley Family in the passing of Kay. She will be greatly missed, and our hope is that you will find comfort and peace with the Lord during these moments. Our Blessings and the Lord’s Comfort be with you and your family. Rev. Terry Brewer, Milton UBC
David and Bonnie Hatt
To Kay’s Family So sorry to hear about your Mom.She was a special lady .Thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers. Sincerely David and Bonnie Hatt
Judi & Ken Minard
To Kay’s family
Our sincerest condolences.
Bill and Anna Cox
Our sympathy to the Shelley family. She was a very special lady. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. \
May God comfort you as you mourn.
So sorry to hear of Kay’s passing. She was such a lovely lady.
So sorry to hear of Auntie Kay’s passing. She was a lovely lady and was a good friend to my Mum Ella.
So sorry for the loss of your mom pray to you and your family
To Chris and family ,I’m so sorry to hear about your Mom She was a very nice lady to meet. Love u all xo.
I will be thinking of you as you celebrate your mother’s life on Saturday. I will always remember her kindness, welcoming ways, and sweet smile. I hope all the wonderful memories you have of her over the years will help you during these difficult days.
Mae & Frank Shelley
What a wonderful presentation of her life. Walt would be so proud. She received much love from all of you, which I am sure she felt even in her last few years.
Mae & Frank
To the Shelley Family,
I was so sorry to read that your Mom has passed away. She was a special person to all who knew her. I used to enjoy her “yard sales” – you never knew what you might find, but it would always be a bargain and it was a place where neighbours gathered and friendships were formed. My deepest sympathy to all of you – I know that you feel sadness right now, but never forget all of the good memories that you have of your Mom – and treasure them always.
Love and Prayers,
Helen Ivany Parjer
What an amazing tribute! I remember Aunt Kay with warm memories and how she was always so kind to me. What I remember most though was what a hard worker she was. It is never easy ro lose a parent. My deepest sympathy. Helen
Dennis and Tina Shelley
Dear Carolyn, Starr, Chrissy, Robin, David and Greg: I just found out about Aunt Kay’s passing moments ago. Even in today’s world of computers some news travels slowly. As Helen has mentioned the tribute was excellent. I think it brought out her strong commitment to family. One got a good sense of the love of family. I certainly recall the time I paid a visit to Milton with my Mom and Dad and Tina. Aunt Kay just couldn’t do enough to make Tina feel welcomed and comfortable. Aunt Kay’s last year’s may have been a struggle but, as is obvious through the tribute, I think she knew she was well loved by her children. That’s what it’s all about. Love.
Tina and would like to express our most heartfelt sympathy at the loss of your Mother. Now she will worry about all of you from her place in Heaven.