In memory of

Lisa Kelly

October 12, 1970 -  July 23, 2019

It is with heavy hearts that we announce, after a courageous battle, Lisa peacefully passed away surrounded by the love of her family. Loving mom of Emily. Cherished daughter of Bob and Nancy Kelly. Adored sister of Cindy McCredie (Scott) and Kathy McDermid (Doug). Enthusiastic “dog mom” of Gracie and Willow. Lisa will be especially missed by her devoted partner Derek MacCarl as well as by her former husband Phil Stewart. She leaves behind many extended family and friends. Lisa had a passion for teaching music and did so for over 20 years in the Durham community. A celebration of Lisa’s life will take place at THORNTON CEMETERY & FUNERAL CENTRE, 1200 Thornton Road North, Oshawa, (South of Taunton Road and off of Dryden Blvd, 905-579-6787) on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 1pm followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, donations will be gratefully accepted for the Durham Humane Society or Lakeridge Health Oshawa.


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Steven Ladwig (Friend)

Entered July 29, 2019 from Oshawa

My heartfelt condolences go out to everyone affected by the passing of Lisa. I know she would be very proud of the strength shown by her precious Emily. Derek, you have been " adopted " by the Kelly clan-embrace the support and love they are offering so you can enter this new chapter, Lisa IS still with you! Piano teachers & students alike as well as four legged friends Willow and Gracie are also hurting. Lisa will be forever remembered for her great spirit, her zest for life and her dedication to her piano students.

Barb & Ken Foston (friend)

Entered July 29, 2019 from Whitby, Ontario

Derek and family: Ken and I were very saddened to hear of Lisa's passing. Know that she is at peace and she will never be forgotten. Lisa was a great neighbour and a very friendly soul; she was always pleasant to talk to. We will miss the sound of her piano in the early morning. You have lost a special part of your family and we have lost a special piece of our community. We are here for you.

Derek Oger (Piano teaching colleague / Executive Director, Conservatory Canada)

Entered July 29, 2019 from Thunder Bay

So sorry for your loss. Lisa was a valued member of Conservatory Canada's Board of Examiners.

John Hinton (Friend)

Entered July 29, 2019 from Waverly, Ohio

I am greatly and greatly saddened, and will miss Lisa very much. We met through our mutual love of golden retrievers, and bonded as fellow adventurers. My deepest condolences to her family.

Brenda Roxburgh (Storey) (High school friend)

Entered July 30, 2019 from Peterborough

I am so sorry to learn of Lisa’s passing. She was such a positive soul and full of light.


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