It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Kelly Cook, who left us on April 24, 2023, at the age of 60 years.  Kelly was the daughter of Ronald and Betty Johnstone.  Beloved wife of the late James Cook (2018).  Kelly will be lovingly remembered as a second mom of Bill (Tricia), Cindy (Jeff), and Ben (Soraya), and as a dear nana of Mackenzie (Tom), Brittany (Nick), Skylar (Shelby), Jordan, Colin, and Owen.  Sister of Bruce (Ada), Christine (Brian), and her twin Kirk (Sue).  She also be remembered by many nieces, nephews, and by her many friends.

She had a passion for the outdoors and enjoyed walking in nature, fishing, and simply spending time in nature's beauty.  Kelly loved to sing and was always the life of the party when it came to karaoke.  Her favourite song to was "Coal Miner's Daughter" by Loretta Lynn.  Kelly was a social butterfly and had a remarkable ability to make friends wherever she went.

Kelly was known for her love of food, but not for her cooking skills.  Her infamous turkey that was once cooked upside down always brought a smile to everyone's face.  Kelly's special fur-baby, her dog Makwa, held a special place in her heart and will miss her dearly.

Friends and family are invited to join in a celebration of Kelly's life on Sunday, May 7, 2023, from 1 pm - 4 pm, at the Ferndale Banquet Hall, 24 Ferndale Industrial Dr., Barrie..  You will be missed and know that you will always be remembered and missed by those whose lives you touched.

Online memories and condolences may be shared at

Peaceful Transition Simcoe


16 Condolences
  • Judy (Thompson) Rusu
    Posted on: Friday, April 28, 2023 Reply

    Dear Mr. and Mrs. Johnstone, Bruce, Christine and Kirk,

    I am so sorry to hear of Kelly’s passing. My heart and thoughts go out to you.



  • John and Marta
    Posted on: Friday, April 28, 2023 Reply

    Our condolences !
    Kelly will be greatly missed
    We are think of your family in these difficult times

  • Chloe Devecseri
    Posted on: Friday, April 28, 2023 Reply

    So incredibly sorry for the loss of Kelly. Keeping you all in our thoughts through this tough time.
    – Chloe and Brock <3

  • Jen Cummings
    Posted on: Friday, April 28, 2023 Reply

    May Kelly soar with her beautiful spirit and be blessed knowing she sees all the love she left with the ones she loved and love her 😘 condolences to Kelly’s family and friends xo

  • Cheryl Attallah
    Posted on: Friday, April 28, 2023 Reply

    So sorry for your loss.
    You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Sincere condolences.

  • Kim Porter Beattie
    Posted on: Friday, April 28, 2023 Reply

    I am very sorry for your loss. 🌹

  • Steve Madden
    Posted on: Saturday, April 29, 2023 Reply

    Very sad news to hear of the passing of Kelly especially since she had such a kind great spirit and the fact that my Mother – Kay Madden and her Mom were such great friends way back over 50 plus years in Aurora Ontario.
    RIP Kelly … Condolences to your family.

  • Jamie Harding
    Posted on: Saturday, April 29, 2023 Reply

    Kelly was such a great friend and neighbour, she was always happy and welcoming no matter what was going on within her life. She always gave her heart and love. She will always be here in spirit, I know she is in a better place looking over us. Love you Kelly God bless you. My utmost condolences to her family and loved ones.

  • Mary Campbell
    Posted on: Saturday, April 29, 2023 Reply

    I so truly sorry for your family’s loss. My sincere condolences. May you fly high and pain free Kelly.

  • Barbara Padley
    Posted on: Saturday, April 29, 2023 Reply

    I’m so sad to hear of Kelly’s passing, she was a great coworker and friend. I will miss her terribly, miss our talks and lunches. Kelly rest in peace and soar like an eagle! Loved you bunches❤️

  • Maureen Readle
    Posted on: Sunday, April 30, 2023 Reply

    Sorry we can’t be there in person but we will be thinking of you all on Sunday, love from Maureen & John and family.

  • Lisa Sacchetti
    Posted on: Monday, May 1, 2023 Reply

    So very sorry to read of the passing of Kelly. Thinking of you all at this time. She was so lucky to have you all supporting her and cheering her on. Cherish your memories.

  • Lynn Floyd
    Posted on: Monday, May 1, 2023 Reply

    My condolences to your entire family Kelly. I know they weep for your loss but your with Jim now. No pain or suffering. Ben and Soraya will make sure Makwa is loved for you. I will miss our talks Cookie. I know you will be so missed by so many. We lost a rose and heaven has just gained another angel. ❤️

  • Amy Dobson
    Posted on: Tuesday, May 2, 2023 Reply

    I am so sad to hear of Kelly’s passing. She was a joy to be around and will be greatly missed. She made my days working at the mall enjoyable and was so kind.

  • Christopher Wheeler
    Posted on: Thursday, May 4, 2023 Reply

    I was trying to think of something about Kelly that really stood out in my memories and I realized very quickly that it was her laugh. She always struck me as a very special person who acted as a kind of light for those around her. I honestly wish that I’d been able to share more time with my beautiful cousin. My condolences go out to her family, friends, and all who knew her.

  • Mark Bellingham
    Posted on: Friday, May 26, 2023 Reply

    I just learned of Kelly’s passing today. I can still remember her laugh even though I have lost contact with her over 30 years ago, since moving to BC. I first met Kelly in Grade 1 in Aurora. I spent many days at the Johnstones pool in the summer. Ron, Betty, Bruce, Christine, Kirk and family…I appreciate the time that she was part of my life as a young dude….Mark Bellingham

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