Kelly Dee McNichol
On Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2023, Kelly McNichol of Walton passed away, surrounded by loved ones, at Seaforth Community Hospital at the age of 64. True to fashion, she went out with great nails, burgundy hair and was dressed to impress.
Kelly is survived by her husband of 30 years, Gary McNichol, her children and stepchildren, numerous grandchildren, dog grandchildren, sisters, her many friends and her beloved dachshund, Mackie.
Kelly was a fighter, both through life’s ups and downs but also around her dining room table if someone got out of line. Paradoxically opinionated and impressionable - a lover of Star Wars and CCR, head-turning jewelry, long-haul trucking, an elaborate meal or a slice of deluxe pizza - Kelly loved the extremes of life, and everything in between. She had a passion for nature’s cruelest mistake - the dachshund - raising money and awareness for their long bodies and big hearts. There was always a chorus of barks and wags close to her.
Kelly’s door was always open and often saw the steady traffic of neighbours and friends. Her table served more food than needed as she facilitated political debates covering all the hot-button topics, often over a game of loonie crib or a cold beer.
Kelly can still be reached by ouija board, but asks that you keep your curse requests to a minimum.
Cremation has taken place. A private family graveside service will be held at Maitlandbank Cemetery at a later date.
A come-and-go celebration of Kelly’s life will be held at the Seaforth Legion on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 2-5 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations are being accepted to Long Dog Rescue in Kelly’s memory and would be appreciated by the family.