Funeral arrangements announced for Rev Trevor Kelly
Funeral arrangements have been announced for the well-known and much-respected Rev Trevor Kelly.
Trevor, who was 55-years-old, served as a curate in the Parishes of Drummaul, Duneane and Ballyscullion. He took ill on Tuesday October 11, and sadly passed away four days later on Saturday evening, October 15, in the ICU of Antrim Area Hospital.
A Service of Thanksgiving will be held in St Colmanell’s Parish Church in Ahoghill, on Wednesday 19th October at 12.30pm, with interment afterwards at the adjoining churchyard.
The funeral notice posted by James Henry Funeral Services, states:
"House strictly private. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu, if desired, may be sent to James Henry Funeral Services, 100 Broughshane Street, Ballymena, BT43 6EE for N.I. Chest, Heart and Stroke."
"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Jeremiah 29v11."
Commenting on Sunday on the sad news of Trevor's passing, The Bishop of Connor, the Rt Rev George Davison, said:
“I’m devastated at the news of the death of the Rev Trevor Kelly and want to assure Andrew, Rebecca and the whole Kelly and Martin family circles of my prayerful sympathy at this very sad time for them.
“Trevor was the epitome of a Christian pastor, a man of sincere faith with a gentle soul and genuine care for people. His warmth and friendship were appreciated by all who knew him, in the church and in his ‘daytime’ job as a teacher in Hazelwood Integrated College.
“Whilst we are all struggling to take in the fact that Trevor’s death comes less than a year since his beloved wife Aurelia died in a tragic motor accident, I’m praying that each of us will find comfort in the knowledge that they have gone ahead of us into God’s new kingdom, where tears and sorrow are banished and all things are made new in Christ.”
Trevor is survived by his son Andrew, daughter Rebecca, daughter-in-law Laura, his mother Betty, brother Glenn and sister Lynne, to whom sincere sympathy is extended. He was predeceased by his wife Aurelia (née Martin) last year.