In Loving Memory
Kenneth James ‘Kenny’ Kelson


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Kenneth James ‘Kenny’ Kelson
Passed away peacefully surrounded by love
with Elaine and Norma by his side
on 17th August 2021.
Loved husband of Elaine for 58 wonderful years.
Adored father of Wayne, Craig and Leigh.
Father-in-law of Cass, Caren and Puy.
Devoted grandpa of Tamara and Adam, Katie,
Melissa and Luke, Scott and Jana, Rebecca and Tahlia.
Loved great grandfather of Sonni, Malachi, Charlotte,
Michael, Matilda and Georgette.
Dearly loved brother of Norma.
Reunited now with your beloved Toby.

Close to our hearts you will always stay,
loved and remembered everyday.
Now at peace, after a courageous battle.

A Funeral Service for
Kenny will be held at
 David W Bull Pakenham Funeral Home
190 Princes Highway Pakenham
on Monday 23rd August 2021
commencing at 1:30 p.m.
A private cremation will follow.

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  1. Sorry for your loss of your soul mate husband I know you will miss him.
    Your loving family will get you through this though time

    Pam Townsend
  2. Dear Aunty Elaine, Wayne, Craig, Leigh and families. Heartfelt condolences to you all on the passing of Kenny. I remember a man that was very strong willed but also very caring. Someone who would always get his point across even if it meant to raise his voice. I know our paths didn’t cross as much, but it was always good to know that you were around. Will miss you but will always remember you.
    In our hearts for eternity.

    Michael Blanchard
  3. Deepest sympathies to Elaine and family in Ken’s passing. Member of Pakenham Central Probus. Our thoughts are with you.

    Jenny Dubois
  4. I never met Kenny. But know his sons Leigh and Wayne well and I can only imagine that the father of these to gents must have been a true legend.

    To the entire Kelson family I wish you all the best memories of Kenny. He may be gone but not forgotten.

    Much love.


    Chris Hogan
  5. I didn’t know Kenny personally but his son Wayne, has brought his memory and personality to life for me over the last 12 months, over here in the UK. My deepest condolences to the whole family and I feel sure that his memory live on, as you remember the joyful times you shared together.

    Barry Frost
  6. Ken Kelson. So glad we were fortunate to meet you. You showed us what a beautiful man you were. You fought so hard and dodged so many bullets. You are now at peace watching those tigers from above. Elaine will be ok with her family to get her through these tough times. Rest peacefully. Regards Allan and Julie. ❤❤

    JulieHarker Harker
  7. Our KJ rest in peace. I am so grateful for KJ in my life – a unique beautiful soul and uncle, his love, support, loud stories and influence encouraged me to be fearless, strong and the best I could be. My family too were blessed to have ‘the KJ’ share in our fun times, the Tigers reign, a cuppa alongside the Auntie E scone or sponge cake treat (cream is never optional!) Love you and in memory always, be sure you give the big man – Bazz a high five! Andrea xx

    Andrea ,Sean, Isabella, Alexander
  8. What a legend! (Often) grumpy on the outside, but soft on the inside – with a wicked laugh… that was Kenny! Remembering such wonderful fun times together between the Fletts and the Kelsons – at Christmas Island, San Francisco, Perth and Savaris Court! It was so special to attend yesterday’s service on behalf of Mum, Dad and Chris who loved Kenny dearly and enjoyed such a beautiful friendship. Love to Elaine, Craig and Leigh and of course Waynis who I love so dearly. Mandis xxx

    Mandy Henderson
  9. Sorry for your loss. I remember Ken watching Aussie Football and listening to cricket at your house on Christmas Island. Also driving in that big Holden that you had. Take care 🙂

    Dave Merton
  10. A great man to me, always willing to give advice and teach others. He was a very intelligent operator in managing people- he really was switched on, probably as I was the youngest of the generation of Kelson/Mitchell kids it took me a while to get up to his academic level. He was always patient with me.
    He always had you looked after- It is a random memory but he made sure I had the seventy cents to get into the Kununurra pool.
    I miss you KJ, miss you mate.
    Your nephew,

    Ryan Mitchell