Ned passed away late last night (Sunday 2 December 2018) at home surrounded by members of his family.
He had lost his fight with cancer that he had been waging since we first found out about it in May 2018.
The below photo is of Ned taken at our 2014 XMAS Social Function at the Bowlers Club in York St, Sydney.
A small funeral service will be held with close family and friends in attendance.
Ned’s wife, Carmen, has advised that if anyone would like to send flowers and/or letters of condolence they can be sent to:
610 Barranjoey Road, Avalon Beach NSW 2107
The family would be most grateful to receive tributes from any of Col’s ex-OTC friends and work colleagues.
Carmen, Ashley and Stephanie would like to invite you to join them from 3 pm Thursday 13th December 2018 to celebrate and farewell Colin (Ned) Kelly.
The family will hold the celebration of Ned’s life at his favourite sailing spot, Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club located at 16 Mitala St, Newport NSW 2106.
The family asks those who will attend to avoid suits and dark colours to match Ned’s colourful personality.
The parking will be tight as it is a sailing day. Those who are driving can drop off at the club but will probably need to park in the car park in Crystal St and walk up to the club. See map attached below.
If you would like to send me a tribute to Col that you would like to share with the wider group please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and will circulate it via email. Also indicate if you would not like that tribute to be uploaded to the OTVA web site for sharing with Ned’s family.
Below photo supplied by Kevan Bourke.
This photo was taken in Centennial Park in 2004 when we had a reunion to celebrate 30th year’s on from our first meeting.
Present were Ray Pow, Kevan Bourke, Colin Kelly, John Smith, Harley Vague and John Robinson at the rear, Mark Roberts and Bruce Mayberry at the front.