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Sad news of the passing of well-known local man Rev Trevor Kelly

The Church of Ireland Diocese of Connor has announced the sad news on Sunday evening of the death of well-known and much-respected Rev Trevor Kelly.

In a statement the church said:

"It is with great sadness we record the death of the Rev Trevor Kelly, curate in the Parishes of Drummaul, Duneane and Ballyscullion.

"Trevor, 55, took ill on Tuesday October 11, and died on Saturday evening, October 15, in the ICU of Antrim Area Hospital.

Trevor pictured with his beloved wife Aurelia.

"He 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."

The Bishop of Connor, the Rt Rev George Davison, added:

“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.”


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