Dr. Dan Kelly
July 17th 1929 – January 24th 2012
Surviving Dan is his wife of 61 years, Janet Elizabeth Kelly (nee McLay), (BBS’71)
Daughter Janet (Tim) Pearson of Prince George, (CHS’69, Staff ’90-92)
Son Daniel Kelly Jr. Of Prince George, (CHS’73)
Daughter Aileen Kelly of Nanaimo,
Daughter Jaclyn (Don) Riemer of Prince George, (CHS’79)
12 Grandchildren &
12 Great Grandchildren.
Husband, Father, Grandfather, Army Officer, Businessman, Professor, Counsellor, Coach, Missionary, Author, Carpenter, Sculptor, Gardener, Boxer, Hunter, Fisherman, Man of Justice, Servant of God.
Daniel Kelly had a heart for wanting to provide equal opportunity for all.
We are celebrating the life of Dr. Daniel Paul Robert Vincent Patrick Kelly. He has now left us but God reassures that we will see him again. Born, educated and married in Toronto, Ontario, Dan led an exceptional life of servitude. He was an Officer of the Canadian Armed Forces and veteran of the Korean war. After 12 years of service, Dan resigned and accepted a position with Aboriginal Affairs in the Federal Government. Some years later he moved his family to Penticton, BC to operate an orchard. However, it wasn't long before he went back to his calling with Aboriginal Affairs and was promoted to a position in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. While in Whitehorse, Dan made the decision to follow Christ. Influenced by his professional career, this decision led to a 30 year dedication to teaching the Word of God within First Nations Communities. In the years following, he first received his BA at Briercrest Bible College in 1971and then a Masters of Theology as well as a second Masters at Regent College and a Doctorate in Missions at Fuller Seminary. A man of intellect, he has made significant contributions to the literary and academic world as President of the Okanagan Bible College, Professor at Ontario Theological Seminary as well as Trinity Western University, and Director of Chemainus Native College. Dan lived in Prince George, BC during his latter years with many adoring friends and family. Sadly, he was stricken with Alzheimer's in his late 70's. He has now received his final promotion to heaven.
“His Master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant...’” Matthew 25:21
“Absent from the body is present with the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 5:8