DONNELLY, Clara Irene [Sheets]
29 April 2002
b. 02 May 1913
Submitted by Joan Donnelly-Ellis
On Monday, April 29, 2002 at Brockville General Hospital. Daughters Joan & Ruth were present. Clara Irene (Sheets) Donnelly, beloved wife of the late Joseph Edwin (Ed) Lyle Donnelly (1909-1967) left to be reunited with her Savior, Jesus. Clara was born an identical twin to Carrie (Sheets) Kelly, born in Farran’s Point, Ontario to Esther (Heath) & Easton Sheets. Clara will be remembered by those closest to her as a gentle, tender soul with a generous heart that had a deep love for music and greatly cherished her family.
Survived by her children, Cyril William (Sylvia) & Ruth Ann Saunders (Herb )of Mallorytown, Ontario, Merle Edwin (Margaret) & Brenda Kelly (Dwayne) of Brockville, Ontario, Margaret Esther of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Joan May Ellis (Don) of Brockville & Barbara Irene Clemenhagen (Richard) of Portland, Ontario. Survived by 20 Grandchildren: Brian, Cathy, Gregory, Mitchel, Darrell, Randy, Deborah, Ronald & Robert (twins), Jerry, Dale, Steven, Richard, Joan Patricia, James, Tammy, Christopher, Tracy, Rhonda and Lane.
32 Great-Grandchildren: Sabrina, Christina, Devon, Paul, Gregory, Steven, Kevin, Ryan, Chelsea, Marc, Jennifer Kylie , Megan, Celene, Eric, Beckey, Alex, Brandon , Hanna, Trisha, Melissa, Merle, Samantha, Morgan, Rachal, James, Tanton, Sara, Jessica, William, Samuel Quinn, and Tamara Kathleen.
19 Great-Great-Grandchildren: Josh, Ashley, Taylor, Talia, Nick, Marissa, Darcy, Brittany, Daniel, Sydney, Anthony, Jade, Nathan, Davis, Emma, Andrea Amanda, Tristan Ryder, Molly and Alissa.
2 Great-Great-Great Grandchildren: Zoe & Ethan Matthew.
Predeceased by loving Parents Esther (Heath) & Easton Sheets, Dear Daughter Beatrice Nellie (Piche) Ellis (William Donald), twin Sister Carrie Kelly (Bill) of Morrisburg, Sisters, Lizzie from Gouverneur, NY, Lottie (Sawyer) Burdick (Frank) of NY, Sister Ethel Binion of NY, Nellie of NY ,cherished Brother Harry, deeply loved Grandson Shawn Jamie MacMaster of Eagle Lake, Alberta (Oct. 24-Apr. 24, 1999), and son-in-laws Carmel Piche of Brockville, Ontario and Stanley Renwick of Brinston, Ontario. Family and friends may pay their respects at Irvine Funeral Home and Chapel at 4 James St. East, Brockville, Ontario on Wednesday, May 1 from 2-4 & 7-9. In celebration of Clara’s life, a ceremony will be held in the Chapel on her birthday, May 2nd at 1 o’clock with Rev. David Jones leading the worship service. Words of fond remembrance will be offered by Clara’s Daughter Joan & Grandson, Lane . Pallbearers: Grandsons, Steven & Richard Renwick, Christopher Hanes, Gregory and Dale Donnelly and Lane Kelly. Interment to follow at St. Lawrence Valley Union Cemetery East of Ingleside, Ontario. Grandson-in-law, guitarist & soloist, Tim Ryan will perform Amazing Grace, one of Clara’s favorite hymns.
DONNELLY, Cyril William
02 April 2012
b. May 1934
Submitted by Joan Donnelly-Ellis
Funeral: Barclay Funeral Home on Monday April 9, 2012 at 5 p.m.
Tribute: Peacefully, with his family by his side at the Brockville General Hospital, Charles Street Site on Tuesday April 2, 2012. Cyril William Donnelly of R.R. #4 Mallorytown age 77 years. Cyril was born in Farran's Point, Ontario in Stormont County in May 1934. In his early years, he sailed the Great Lakes on the Brita Melene Ship and also served in the Royal Canadian Navy. Later on, he was employed by Selkirk Chimney in Brockville up until his retirement. Cyril is survived by his wife, Sylvia (Herbison) Donnelly, his 5 children: (with his first wife)...Brian (Betty), of Simcoe, Ontario, & Cathy of Hamilton,(with his second wife)...Greg (Terry), Mitchell of Mallorytown and Darrell (Dianne) of Prescott, 10 grandchildren: Sabrina, Christina, Paul, Gregory, Steven, Kevin, Ryan, Chelsea, Marc, Jennifer and 12 great-grandchildren: Talia, Nick, Brittany, Daniel, Sydney, Anthony, Jade, Nathan, Davis, Emma, Molly and Alissa. Cyril is also survived by siblings: Margaret of Manitoba, Merle (Carole), & Brenda (Dwayne) of Brockville, Ruth (Herb), of Mallorytown, Joan, of Alberta & Barb (Richard) of Rideau... Cyril is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Predeceased by parents Edwin and Clara (Sheets) Donnelly. A sister Beatrice, sister-in-law, Margaret & 3 brother-in-laws: Stanley Renwick, Carmel Piche & William D. Ellis.
Photo of Clara (Sheets) Donnelly & her 4 eldest children: Cyril,Margaret,Merle & Ruth