AnnMarie Cecelia Kelly

January 27th, 2013


                               AnnMarie Cecelia Kelly




It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of AnnMarie Cecelia Kelly “AMK” on January 27, 2013 in Kelowna, BC at the age of 41 years. AnnMarie was born in Fernie, BC, on July 14, 1971. She enjoyed Yoga, Golf and taking walks with her dog Harley. AnnMarie is survived by her loving husband Rhodri Keogh, parents John and Hannah Kelly, brother John A Kelly, sisters Sharon Kelly-Nodge (Gordon), Pat Evins (Stephen) and Shirley Kelly, nieces Julia and Phoebe Nodge. AnnMarie will also be lovingly remembered and missed by many friends and her dog Harley. A Celebration of AnnMarie’s life will be held at Everden Rust Funeral Chapel, (1910 Windsor Road, Kelowna, BCon Saturday February 2nd, 2013 at 11:00am with Reverend Kelly Grittner officiating. A reception will take place following the service. Memorial donations in AnnMarie’s name may be made to: Central Okanagan Hospice Association (2035 Ethel Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2Z6).


It had been many years since I had seen AnnMarie. She was always a pleasant person to be around or talk to. I was tickled pink and surprised a couple of years ago when I received an email from AnnMarie. "What's your story morning glory?" were her first words to me in about 15 years. That phrase will always remind me of AMK and I am very happy to say I hear it quite often. You will forever be in my thoughts sweet lady. Your smile was unique, your laugh a pleasure, and your company was always welcomed. She has been taken from us far too young an age. I never had the fortune of meeting her husband Hodge. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of AnnMarie's family during this very tough time. Be well and know AnnMarie is now resting in peace.

Ann Marie was a feisty spirit with a zest for life and told like it was. My heart breaks for her husband family and friends. She was way way too young.

I worked with AnnMarie for several years at American Express. I always admired AMK's strength and courage...she was always ready to challenge the status quo. There was never a dull day at Emergency Travel when AMK was working! I offer my sincere condolences to Hodge and to the Kelly family. She truly was an amazing person.

U are an inspiration to me for ur strength and courage. The memories I have of ur are amazing and I will keep them forever. Growing up with u and having u as my friend made me a better person . I am thankful for Facebook n letting me find you again, after losing touch with u after graduation. I have brought all of us ridgemont kids back together and made us closer. For that I thank you. Thank u for being my friend and my hero.

My heartfelt condolences to Annmarie's family. I worked with her for many years and I will miss the laughter and humour and all that Annmarie brought to everything she did. She will be sorely missed but will live on in the hearts of everyone, who knew her. My thoughts and prayers are with her and her family at this difficult time.

It is with a heavy heart and tears for me now to only have her memory.. I met AnnMarie when she worked in Toronto way back when we started at American Express so many years ago..we never shared the same location or office , her with CTV and I with CBC..but it never stopped an incredible meetings , xmas party's . nothing stopped us from great times and laughs togather..and I have so many wonderful memories...The cruise she book for me with surprises everyday ///still make me cry tears of laugher.. classic AnnMarie.. she was the sweetest friend a girl could ever hope to find.. I have such sorrow for the Kelly family, having to give her up so soon.. I will carry AnnMarie in my and miss her ....Forever... wing your soul to heaven AnnMarie ..and I will meet you at the tree of life for an eternal picnic.. Bless.........Faith Baker

I worked with AMK for many years and will miss her immensly. I will remember her strength, honesty and sense of humour the most. I was lucky to know her. I wish love and peace to those who were a part of her daily life. I'm sure it will be a big hole in their hearts forever.

Our thoughts are with you Hodge, and our deepest condolences to all of AnnMarie's family and friends.

AMK!!! What an incredible lady who will always make me smile when I think of her. The stories she would tell in her many accents and impersonations, made her the top of anyones party list. Her quick wit always caught me and anyone in ear shot off guard. I loved playing golf with her and my wife, just to hear her cuss at the ball. She told it as she saw it and she had some pretty weird sightings. As my daughter said "Heaven has just gained an Awesome Angel". I think there'll be one angel that will ruffle a few feathers up there. As she would always say, "No Worries!"

My condolences go out to AnnMarie's family. I lost touch with AMK over the years after graduation and just got back in touch about a year ago, even though we hadn't talked for a long time it was like we picked up where we left off. I have many fond memories in high school with AMK and will never forget them. I am glad we got to find each other again. Rest in peace AMK.

I can't remember a moment in my life when AnnMarie was not my friend. Oh there were long spans between talks and visits but we always picked up as if no time had passed! Hannah and John, my heart breaks for you. Shirley, Pat, Sharon and John your sister was an amazing lady that made me laugh all the time. Hodge thank you for loving such an amazing lady... You must be a special guy to capture her heart! I know there are no words to make this easy so all I can say is I'm sending my love and my heart is broken along with yours! To AnnMarie thanks for all your kind words. I'm glad we got a chance to say all that we did. I'm so sorry you were right when you said your visits have an expiry. Watch over those beautiful nieces of yours and we will hold your memory alive! xoxo I love you.

My deepest sympathy goes out to the Kelly family. We lost touch many years ago, but our kids grew up together in Fernie and I enjoyed many great conversations with Hannah. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this terrible time.

Thinking of all of you at this time. My prayers and Love.

Someone as special as AnnMarie will never be forgotten. She will remain in my heart forever. AnnMarie was my employee for the past 5 years, and I will miss her. My sincere condolences to AnnMarie's friends and family.

My deepest sympathy for the loss of AnnMarie. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Hodge, during this difficult time.

My deepest sympathy for the family and friends of AnneMarie. I remember growing up in Fernie with the Kelly girls. Rest in Peace AnnMarie.

Prayers to the Family and Friends of AnnMarie. What an amazing woman she was. Always making everyone around her laugh with pure joy! I could always count on a great time when she walked into the room. Truly passionate and full of zest, I will cherish the times spent with her. She made the World a little brighter ... I hope I am able to do the same. Heaven just gained an Awesome Angel :)

I would like to send my condolences to the Kelly Family . Ann Marie, a beautiful girl , will be missed terribly . My thoughts and prayers are with Hannah and the rest of the family and wish I was there for you at this time .

My deepest condolences to all of AnnMarie's family and friends. I met AnnMarie through my sister Cindy. We got together a few times for a glass of wine or lunch. It will be etched in my mind forever the time she came out to my place and lost her bikini bottoms in the water. Her appreciation for life will be missed and my prayers are with you all.

It is with a heavy heart that I hear of AnnMarie leaving us. I remember many fond memories in high school with Jeanette, Nicki & Gary & AnneMarie. The various times we hung in the science room. We also had many fun times at Rock Lake Camp with the Plant family. My deepest condolences to her family and friends. She will be missed but never forgotten. God Bless. Lily Durham

My Sincere Condolences to the Kelly Family. I have many fond memories of AnnMarie, we shared a lot of fun times growing up on Ridgemont Lane and many more during our High School years. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

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