After an extensive battle with multiple brain tumours, Kelley Ann Nelson, aged 55, passed away peacefully at home, with her family by her side, on September 28th, 2021.
Kelley was born on December 23, 1965 in Ottawa, Ontario to Ronald Sims and Rejane Cuerrier. She was the cherished wife of Stephen Nelson for 31 years. Kelley was the loved mother of Ryan Nelson, and Kaitlyn Nelson, and adored sister of Lisa Sims Grom. As a teenager, Kelley’s family moved from Ottawa to Bracebridge Ontario, where she attended Bracebridge and Muskoka Lakes Secondary School. She graduated with an undergraduate degree from Carlton University in Ottawa, and Kelley finished her Bachelor of Education at the University of Toronto. Kelley began her teaching career at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic school in Toronto, and was teaching grade five at St. John Paul II Catholic school in Barrie when she became ill. Kelley has touched a great number of students, parents, and colleagues throughout her career and she will be missed greatly by the entire school community. Kelley will be lovingly remembered by her cousins, in-laws, nephews and nieces, and many long-time friends.
A celebration of Kelley’s life will be held on October 16, 2021 at Liberty North in Barrie Ontario from 1pm. until 4pm. There are only 150 visitors permitted in the space at one time. Masks and proof of vaccination are required to enter the venue. On behalf of Kelley Nelson, it is the wishes of the family that donations be made to St. John Paul II Catholic School, either in the form of cash or a cheque made out to the Catholic Education Trust Fund of Simcoe County/Muskoka. Please note that charitable tax receipts may be issued for cheque donations only. Donations will be accepted at Kelley’s Celebration of Life on October 16th at Liberty North or may be forwarded to St/ John Paul II Catholic School. Donations will be used towards the building of an outdoor classroom and/or play structure as a memorial learning/play space to honour her memory. Online memories and condolences may be made at www.peacefultransition.ca
Peaceful Transition Simcoe