Owen Jacob MacKelvie

Born: Tue., Jun. 30, 2015
Died: Sat., Nov. 14, 2020


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In Loving Memory of
Owen Jacob MacKelvie
June 30, 2015-November 14, 2020

With deep sorrow and so much love we mourn
Owen, who left us suddenly on Saturday.
Owen's lively, affectionate presence is deeply missed by his Mommy and Daddy, Tammy and Jeff MacKelvie
and his big brothers Devon and Shawn.
It was a privilege to spoil Owen and he was such a joy to his Grandma Brenda MacKelvie, Grampie Larry MacKelvie and Grandma Karen (Walker) and to Poppy and Grammy Larry and Fay Noland.
Owen's aunties, uncles and cousins are missing his laughter in the joyful racket that is made when families are together: Jason and Jackie MacKelvie (Carter, Serena); Amy and Charlie Godwin (Noah, Claire); Julie and Ray Byers (Caleb, Carter); Cynda and Ken Hogg (Cody, Jenna) and Dennis and Michelle Noland.
Owen will also be missed by his
Central Manitoulin Public School family
and the friends he made everywhere he went.

Owen loved to help. He was a great helper to his family when doing the farm chores, taking care of the garden and getting a meal ready to eat as well as to his teachers and friends at school. The best part about having Owen's help was making the job last long enough for him to tell all of the stories and ideas that he had to share.
Owen was also good at being a little brother, cousin and friend. He was a Nerf sniper, tree house builder, carpet farmer, Lego engineer, water gun warrior and partner in trouble. His appetite for fun was contagious, which is exactly the right thing in a little boy.
Owen enjoyed all of the animals. He was fascinated by the creatures at the zoo and aquarium. He did his part in raising Dolly the sheep. He made sure Smokey, Rascal, Monkeyface and all of the cats were properly loved. Owen also got great pleasure from smashing the biggest pumpkins to feed to the pigs.

Casual come and go for local family and friends.
on Friday November 20.
at 5759 Hwy 542, Mindemoya
from 3-5pm

For friends and family that are unable to attend, a video will be posted at the link below for you to share in the celebration of Owen's life
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuF2E2-VtUcUwz490EeXVSg

Please respect Covid regulations and physical distancing

In lieu of flowers, donations in Owen's memory can be made to

Central Manitoulin Public School garden and orchard "project" P.O. Box 188, 56 Young Street Mindemoya, Ontario P0P 1S0. Please put in memory of Owen in the memo line so the donation will be directed to the gardening program.

Providence Bay Agricultural Society/Providence Bay Fair 9236 Highway 542 Spring Bay Ontario P0P 2B0

Carleton Place Public Library for children's program  101 Beckwith St., Carleton Place, ON   K7C 2T3 or online at https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/carleton-place-public-library/ or Heidi Sinnett at hsinnett@carletonplace.ca 613-257-2702



Floral tributes can be ordered from the Flower Hutch in Gore Bay 705-282-2020.

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David Wiwchar
   Posted Wed November 18, 2020
At Central Manitoulin Public School we miss Owen and our hearts are breaking with tremendous sadness. It was our privilege to enjoy him from first days at Kindergarten camp through a great year in Junior Kindergarten and this fall as a Senior. We will think of him every time we wander through the gardens and orchard at CMPS.

Linda Rosato
   Posted Wed November 18, 2020
To Owen's family,

I did not have the pleasure of knowing Owen but my heart is so deeply grieved to hear of your tremendous loss. I can't imagine your heartache. My heart and prayers are with you. I pray that you will, at some point in time, be able to find comfort in the Lord.

Heartfelt sympathy,
Linda Rosato

Lea Doxey
   Posted Wed November 18, 2020
We feel so lucky to have visited this summer and see how much the boys were loving the farm adventures. I know all of your hearts will be forever broken. Kiernan asked if we could get a plane ticket to Heaven and I assured him Owen was already having great adventures. May all the special memories bring you comfort.
Lots of love, Lea, Kyle and Kiernan

Maxine Lane
   Posted Wed November 18, 2020
Dear Tammy and Jeff,
Feelings of care going your way.
Maxine Lane

Nahanni McIntosh
   Posted Wed November 18, 2020
Our hearts are aching for you. We’re so very sorry for your loss of such an amazing, kind and beautiful boy. Finley always enjoyed playing with all the boys. Sending you lots of love from Carleton Place.

Lea Doxey
   Posted Wed November 18, 2020
We feel so lucky to have visited this summer and see how much the boys were loving the farm adventures. I know all of your hearts will be forever broken. Kiernan asked if we could get a plane ticket to Heaven and I assured him Owen was already having great adventures. May all the special memories bring you comfort.
Lots of love, Lea, Kyle and Kiernan

Heidi Sinnett
   Posted Wed November 18, 2020
Tammy, Jeff, and family,

We were all so heartbroken to hear about Owen this week. We like to think our children's programs at the library are less about the stories and songs we sing each week, and more about the people who choose to spend their time inside these walls with us. Our families are everything to us, and a huge part of that family is missing today.

Please know that we're thinking about all of you, and wishing you strength and wonderful memories during this unimaginable time.

Sincerely,
The Carleton Place Public Library staff (Heidi, Meriah, Sheila, Caroline, Kristine, & Rebecca)

Karen Humphries
   Posted Wed November 18, 2020
Dear Family
I know there is no words that can express the pain that’s in your heart today but want to let you guys all know that we are thinking of you folks as the days and weeks go by........ Love Karen Humphries

Deanna and Chris Clement
   Posted Wed November 18, 2020
Dearest Tammy, Jeff and Family
There are no words to express our sincere condolenses. Know we love you all and will be here for you all. The tightest of hugs and much love to you all

Tara Wolff
   Posted Wed November 18, 2020
Dear Tammy, Jeff, Devon and Shawn,
There are no words to address so grievous a loss. I will say I loved the time I had with Owen. He was as sweet as he was tough, fiercely independent and unbelievably hard working. There is a special place in my heart for him and all of you. We love and miss you guys.
Always,
Tara, Tim, James, Luna and Eve

Jane Foerter
   Posted Wed November 18, 2020
I was so sadded to hear of your loss. My most sincere prayers that your precious memories will carry you through this unimaginable loss.

Sandy & Rick Zimmerman
   Posted Wed November 18, 2020
To a dear family whom we never had the joy of meeting: you have our sincerest condolences during this loss of Owen... we have no words to express our sympathy. The loss of a child is unbelievable.... 😔
Please be assured you have our continued prayers and support, especially at this time.


Karen Phelps
   Posted Wed November 18, 2020
Dear Tammy, Jeff, Larry, Faye and families. Please know my thoughts are with you all at this very sad time.

Stacey Smith
   Posted Wed November 18, 2020
You are in our hearts and prayers. Sending much love to all of you. Take care of each other.

Stacey, Martin and Max

Weldon & Lorraine Dickson
   Posted Wed November 18, 2020
Dear Larry and Faye and all your dear family...You are so much in our thoughts today.Just want you to know we care and want to extend our heartfelt sympathy to you all at this time .Hugs

Tom and Judy Ferguson
   Posted Wed November 18, 2020
My condolences to all your family hugs to all

Shirley Shamblaw
   Posted Wed November 18, 2020
Dear Jeff, Tammy, Devon and Shawn: My heart goes out to you all these days with love and care. Sending hugs from afar......Love, Aunty Shirley xo

Clark & Kerry Hooey
   Posted Wed November 18, 2020
Dear Tammy, Jeff, Devon & Shawn; Larry & Faye; Julie, Ray & family; Cynda, Ken & family; Dennis & Michelle

We are deeply saddened by your loss; each one of you have been in our thoughts this week. Hoping you can take some comfort in precious memories made with Owen. Our hearts go out to all of you...Love Clark, Kerry, Lauren & Dylan, xo

Bev & David McDermid
   Posted Thu November 19, 2020
Our most sincere condolences to everyone. Our hearts go out to you with care and love. Hugs
Bev & David

Adam & Ashley Baxter
   Posted Thu November 19, 2020
Ashley and I were saddened to learn of Owens passing. Our thoughts are with your family and may Owen rest in peace.

Lauren, Travis, Finn & Eli
   Posted Thu November 19, 2020
Tammy, Jeff, Devon & Shawn, and extended Noland and MacKelvie families,
Our hearts ache for you. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May you be surrounded by love!!
Lauren, Travis, Finn & Eli

Terry & Tracy Nicholls
   Posted Thu November 19, 2020
Dearest Jeff, Tammy & Family,
Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. “Grief is the last act of love we have to give to those we loved. Where there is deep grief, there was great love.”
Thinking of you with love
Terry & Tracy Nicholls

Beaver Meadow Hunt Club
   Posted Thu November 19, 2020
Our sincere condolences to the MacKelvie and Byers families from the members of the Beaver Meadow Hunt Club.

Barb and Ted Elwert
   Posted Thu November 19, 2020
Tammy and Jeff, we have no words strong enough to express our profound sadness to you and your family.

Kerry MacKelvie
   Posted Thu November 19, 2020
I am so sorry, Jeff and Tammy. My deepest sympathy for the loss of your wonderful boy. Much love to Brenda and Larry.

Jenna and Mike Jenkins
   Posted Thu November 19, 2020
Tammy and Jeff we are heartbroken for you. You are in our thoughts and prayers and we are sending you all of our love during this difficult time.

Heather Newlands
   Posted Thu November 19, 2020
Dearest Family,
You have been in our thoughts so much. Even though words are inadequate, I hope your many special memories and knowing so many care and love you, will help you through.
Love, Heather Newlands, Francois Masbou, Oliver and Sophie

Harold & Dianne Hogg
   Posted Thu November 19, 2020
Dear Jeff, Tammy, Devon & Shawn, and the Noland & McKelvie families:
We are thinking of you all these sad days with heartfelt sympathy.
Hugs to all.....
Harold & Dianne

christina jack
   Posted Thu November 19, 2020
I sent you and orchid. I did this for a reason. I hope you will keep this orchid - this fragile precious beautiful plant that is difficult at times but beautiful when it blooms. I want you to celebrate Owen when you see it. You will see him in everything. Celebrate him when you can. All my love and thoughts go to you and your family. Words will never express the feelings we all know too real.
What a blessing to have Owen in you lives and I pray for you all. Christina Hayden and Daymjn.

Lydia Burlein
   Posted Thu November 19, 2020
Dearest McKelvie family,
I had the sincere pleasure of being Owen’s teacher for the very brief time of a mere few weeks. He impressed me daily in our interactions in the kindergarten room. He always gave his very best in all the work he completed for me. He impressed me as being a kind, thoughtful and conscientious young man. He was a leader for his peers and will be sorely missed by us all. My heart aches for your loss. A beautiful young life taken too soon.

Louise Duke
   Posted Thu November 19, 2020
Tammy, Jeff, Larry, Fay, Dennis and Michelle, and Family,
I am devastated to hear of your tragic loss. My deepest sympathies to all of you. I will keep you in my prayers. May God give you the strength to make it through this tragedy
Sincerely Louise Duke and Family

Gilbert and Vera Byers
   Posted Thu November 19, 2020
No words can express our deep sympathy and care since hearing of the heart breaking tragedy. Our thoughts are with you all-Owen’s immediate and extended family. Sending our love, Gilbert and Vera Byers

Tracey Chapman
   Posted Thu November 19, 2020
The staff at Charles C. McLean Public School mourn the loss of your beautiful son, Owen. We extend our most sincere condolences to your family. Please know you are in our thoughts.

Karen Jakubos
   Posted Thu November 19, 2020
Tammy, Jeff, Devon, Shawn & extended family -
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.
Karen, Julia and Samuel

Lillian & Phil Connell
   Posted Thu November 19, 2020
Dear Tammy,Jeff & boys,Larry & Fay
Our heartfelt thoughts and feelings are with you. We have wonderful memories of your family when we visited you summer of 2019.

Kelly, Don, Briar & Brennan
   Posted Thu November 19, 2020
Tammy, Jeff and family:

Words can not express how much my heart goes out to you Tammy, along with your entire family. I did not have the pleasure of meeting Owen, but knowing you and your family, I am sure he was such an amazing soul. I know you will cherish the memories he gave you. Please know I am thinking of you all during such a difficult time. I hope that together with your family you find healing, when you are ready.

With Love,
Kelly & Family

Kim and Bev Chatwell
   Posted Thu November 19, 2020
Our sincerest sympathy. In our prayers.

Allan and Bonnie Connell
   Posted Thu November 19, 2020
Thinking of you all at this time. Our heart felt sympathy goes out to you. Yous will be glad for so many precious memories you have of Owen.

Jennifer Payne
   Posted Thu November 19, 2020
The boys and I are so very sad to hear of Owens passing. Our hearts go out to your family. Owen brought lots of smiles to us on the mats at Alpha.
Our deepest sympathy.
Dave, Jenny, Duke and Devlin Payne

Julie McDermid
   Posted Fri November 20, 2020
Dear Jeff, Tammy & Family,

Please know that we are holding you all close in our hearts and prayers. May the beautiful memories of Owen help you get through the hours, days and weeks ahead. Sending you all much love and strength. Brad & Julie

Norm Morrell
   Posted Fri November 20, 2020
Words cannot express the sadness and sorrow that goes with the loss of Owen. May your deep faith and strong beliefs carry you through the days ahead.
Norm Morrell

Dawn MacKelvie
   Posted Fri November 20, 2020
Jeff, Tammy, Brenda, Larry and family,
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your beautiful boy. Thinking of you all.

Gary and Brenda Smith
   Posted Fri November 20, 2020
We were so saddened hearing of little Owens death. We Enjoyed seeing him and his big brothers at our home in Spring Bay on Halloween. Cherish all the wonderful memories he will be in your hearts forever. Hugs to all his precious family. We are close by should you need anything 💙💙💙

Gary and Brenda Smith

Bunnie and Lloyd Byers
   Posted Fri November 20, 2020
Our heartfelt smypathy to you dear Tammy and Jeff, Larry and Faye and family.Thinking of you these days and send my love, feel so much for you all. special hugs to your wee boys .

Bunnie and Lloyd Byers
   Posted Fri November 20, 2020
Our heartfelt smypathy to you dear Tammy and Jeff, Larry and Faye and family.Thinking of you these days and send my love, feel so much for you all. special hugs to your wee boys .

Katrina and Ron
   Posted Fri November 20, 2020
Dearest Tammy, Jeff, Devon and Shawn,
Our hearts are full, of love for you all, grief for your loss, and hope for peace in time. Owen was a beautiful gift, and leaves wonderful memories for you all.
Thinking of you and sending our love.
Katrina and Ron

Judy jones
   Posted Fri November 20, 2020
Sending our deepest sympathy and love Kevin and Judy Jones

Grace Jackson
   Posted Fri November 20, 2020
Remembering ALL Owen's family every day at this difficult time plus the days that follow. With heartfelt sympathy, Grace & Herschel

Julie and John Byers
   Posted Fri November 20, 2020
Dear Tammy, Jeff and Families

Our thoughts are with you all these days.

Julie, John and Family

Mark and Judy Olacke
   Posted Fri November 20, 2020
Dear Tammy and Jeff and the entire family,

We are so saddened to hear of the sudden passing of your son Owen. We are sending you our heartfelt love and HUGS during your difficult time. May you find peace and support amongst your family and friends and all those who love you. (The Olacke's in Kingston)

Kevin Palmateer
   Posted Fri November 20, 2020
Thinking of you all with care at this very difficult time. My sincere sympathy in the loss of your little boy.

Dan and Micheline St -Germain
   Posted Fri November 20, 2020
Owen will be sorely missed by all. Remember his love will always follow all of you. Sorry we could not be present but understand the boys and you both are in are hearts and thoughts. We will always carry Owen with us.
Love and hugs.

Joyce and Ray Digout
   Posted Fri November 20, 2020
our deepest sympathy

Tom and Jackie Cunning and family
   Posted Fri November 20, 2020
We are thinking of you all at this very sad time, your in our thoughts and prayers.

Robin Duncanson
   Posted Fri November 20, 2020
Shawn, Devon, Jeff and Tammy,
Your family is in my thoughts every day. Hold close your memories of the wonderful times you and Owen shared and know he will live on in the memories of his CMPS community. You have my sincerest condolences.

Alpha Mixed Martial Arts
   Posted Sat November 21, 2020
From everyone at the Alpha MMA family our hearts go out to you all. While Owen only trained with us for a short while we will never forget his infectious positive attitude and overall excitement he shared with us. We would look forward to seeing Owen every class and hearing his colourful story about his day or what he had planned with his brothers that weekend. Owen was a constant source of light for everyone around him and we were all very privileged to know him for as long as we did.

Again our hearts go out to each and every one of you and know that we have you all in our hearts during this difficult time.

Peter, Lisa, Alison, Mackenzie, Kennedy, and Jessica

Derek Fellinger
   Posted Sat November 21, 2020
My family and I are saddened by the loss of your son. Know that we have you in our thoughts and send our deepest condolences.

Marcus Mohr
   Posted Sat November 21, 2020
Dear Tammy, Jeff, Devon & Shawn, Noland and MacKelvie families;
We offer our greatest sympathies in this moment. Please know you are in our hearts and minds. Rest In Peace Owen.
Marcus and Scarlet Mohr

George and Pat Perrett
   Posted Sat November 21, 2020
Tammy & Jeff,
We cannot imagine the heartache you and your family are going through. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God wrap his arms around all of you and give you strength and peace.

Judi Simpson
   Posted Sat November 21, 2020
Dear Tammy, Jeff, Devon, Shawn and family: I was so sad to hear the news about Owen from Heidi. He brought sunshine into the library whenever you visited with us. That face! May your memories bring you comfort. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Angela Becks
   Posted Sat November 21, 2020
Wishing you peace and comfort as you honour the memory of your precious child..

Harold Hartin
   Posted Sat November 21, 2020
Dear Fay, Larry and Family-We did not have the privilege of knowing Tammy and her family, but know that we were truly saddened by the loss of this precious little boy, Owen. May the God we serve, keep you and comfort you in this time of sorrow, and heal the pain as you share the special memories of his life. Your friends, Harold and Linda Hartin, Coaldale, AB

Karen and John Cranston
   Posted Sun November 22, 2020
Heart broken for all of you. You are in our thoughts.

Stephen Guetta
   Posted Mon November 23, 2020
Dear Tammy,Jeff, Devon and Shawn;
Our sincerest condolences for the loss of little Owen. Like so many others you and your family have been in our thoughts and our hearts and our minds each and every day since we heard about Owen.
Tammy, Jeff, we have fond memories of you and the boys in the basement of our little United Church in Ashton enjoying the Advent festivities or the gathering of young families in the “Leave the Mess Behind” evenings.
We cannot offer much other than to say you and your family will always be in our hearts and our minds now and forever more.
Sincerely Stephen And Linda Guetta

Keith and Dianne Emiry
   Posted Mon November 23, 2020
We are so sorry to hear about Owen's passing. Please accept our sincere condolences on your loss and know that we are holding you in prayer at this time and always as you mourn the loss of such a precious soul. Peace in Christ.

Bob & Diane MacMillan
   Posted Mon November 23, 2020
Hi Jeff, Tammy & Family
We are so sorry to hear the news of Owen's passing.
Please know that you guys are in our thoughts and prayers through this difficult time!
❤🙏
Bob & Diane

The Bain Family
   Posted Tue November 24, 2020
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Owen was such a cute, happy little boy and an enthusiastic participant during library storytime! We are thinking of you all at this time.

Sarah Kistler
   Posted Wed November 25, 2020
I am so deeply sorry for your devastating loss. I feel blessed to have met Owen at library story-time and to see what a sweet and happy boy he was. I know Devon and Shawn were such proud big brothers. Please know we are thinking about you and your family and sending strength and love.

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