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Former OSA President Passes Away

By OSA News, 01/19/15, 8:30PM EST


Terry Kelly, former OSA president and Life Member, passed away Jan. 16 at the age of 83. The Ontario Soccer Association extends its condolences to the Kelly family. 

His impact on the game of soccer in this province, as well as the broader sporting community, is one that will be felt for a long time. 

Kelly, who served as president from 1963 to 1967 and was made a life member in 1969, was inducted into the Oshawa Sports Hall of Fame in 1995 and the Oshawa Walk of Fame in 2007 and served as chairman of the Canada Sports Hall of Fame Selection Committee. Kelly is also a former director of the Oshawa Generals Hockey Club and the Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey Club. He was also a founding member of the Oshawa Viking Rugby Club.

Kelly's community work was recognized with many prestigious awards including the Centennial medal in 1967 and the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Medal in 1977, Queen’s Gold Jubilee Medal in 2002 and Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.

At Mr. Kelly’s request, there will be no visitation or funeral.