It is with broken hearts we announce the passing of our mom Kerry Kelso. Born and raised in Victoria BC. She loved being part of her 2 daughters’ lives, leaving them to follow in her caring and courteous footsteps. She was predeceased by her husband Glenn Fortune. She leaves behind daughters Ashley Fortune and Hilary Fortune as well as her own sister (Lesley) and brother (Don) and their families and countless close friends whom she thought of as chosen family. She passed peacefully in her sleep on January 2, 2022 at Royal Jubilee Hospital. She can now finally be pain and worry-free. As some of you know mom battled a large number of health concerns and she has been through so much over the years. She always fought a good fight. Strong and feisty through all of this and yet she was able to keep us laughing and “on our toes” every day until the bitter end, her “twisted” sense of humour and wit was never to be messed with. Our heart and soul of our family. We know how much you loved us and we’re proud of us. We love you now and forever. We will miss you more than you know. Forever watching over us, and caring for us all from afar we love you, mom. Rest In Peace. A huge and special thank you to her amazing team of doctors, past and present and those who have been intensely involved over the last few years, you know who you are, and all of the hospital staff. She loved seeing the home care nurses from Royal Oak Health Unit daily, thank you for taking such good care of her.
A memorial service will be held on January 15, 2022 at 2:00 pm at McCall Gardens. We will be holding a celebration/reception in the spring when we can gather, hug and laugh safely.
Condolences may be offered to the family below.
Judy Russell (Fleming)