Obituary for Alexandra Leigh "Allie" Kelly
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Allie after losing a lifelong battle with mental illness. Allie passed away on February 21, 2018 at the age of 28.
Allie was living in Mississauga while she was pursuing her Bachelor's in Communications and Public Relations at Humber College, where she had already received her Public Relations diploma.
Those who knew Allie well know that she devoted a lot of her time to “WE”, formerly “Free the Children”. In 2007 she was able to go to China with them, and it was still, to this day, one of the best experiences of her life. She always lit up when she spoke of it and the friends that she made there. It had always been her desire to find a permanent position with them.
Allie loved her nephews dearly, especially the video chats that they would have. She never let the distance interfere with them having a relationship with her.
Allie will be dearly missed by her parents, Jim & Dianne Kelly; her siblings, Ashley Hillyer (Marshall), Danielle O'Grady (T.J.), & Michael Kelly (Allison Woertink); and especially by her nephews, Declan, Gavin, & Grayson O'Grady and Freddie Hillyer. She will be fondly remembered by many aunts, uncles, cousins & friends. Allie was predeceased by her grandparents & by her brother Matthew Kelly.
A memorial visitation will be held at Zohr Family Funeral Home, Eganville on Friday, March 2, 2018 from 2-4 & 7-9pm. A memorial mass will be held on Saturday at 11am at St. James the Less Church, Eganville.
For those desiring, donations made to “WE” or to “Do It For Daron (DIFD)” at the Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health in Allie's name would be greatly appreciated. Condolences, tributes and donations can be made on-line at www.zohrfuneralhome.com