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Terry Kelly (CAN)

Date of birth: 1931-05-28
Birthplace: Toronto, ON, CAN
Raised: Belfast, NIR
Date of death: 2015-01-17
School(s): University of New Brunswick
All Positions: Administrator
Profile Text Last Updated 2015-08-04
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Terence Vincent Kelly... he was three years old when he and his twin brother John were sent to Belfast, NIR to be raised by their paternal grandparents... he was 16 years old when he moved from Belfast to Saint John, NB to rejoin his parents... he was 83 years old when he passed away on 17 January 2015... earned his law degree from the University of New Brunswick... served as a criminal lawyer... as a kid in Belfast, “our house was next to the Queen’s University Athletic Fields where I could watch all sports including soccer, rugby, cricket, track and field, Gaelic football, and hurling”... said son Tim in 2015, “no matter who he met, it could be a taxi driver or the prime minister, he would just talk to anybody”... once wrote Roy McGregor, Kelly was “the world’s number one sports nut”... attended matches at 11 straight FIFA World Cups from 1970 to 2006... attended the final match of the 1972 Summit Series in Moscow... 

For Sport

served as the president of the Ontario Soccer Association (1963-67), then known as the Ontario Football Association... was a founder of the Oshawa Sports Hall of Fame... served as a director of the Oshawa Generals... served as a director for the Toronto Maple Leafs... served on the selection committee for the Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame... 

Year Prize Honour
?year Life Member Ontario Soccer Life Member.
2012 Recipient Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal
2002 Recipient / Récipiendaire Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal
1995 Honoured Member (Builder - Soccer et al.) Oshawa Sports Hall of Fame
1992 Recipient Canada Soccer Award of Merit
1977 Recipient / Récipiendaire Queen’s Silver Jubilee Medal
1967 Recipient / Récipiendaire Canadian Centennial Medal


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