Mike Kellet passed away peacefully on Saturday 10th October 2014 after a brief illness.
Mike had been a student of Iaido for many years and he was a highly esteemed colleague and dojo leader of Taigakai Chelmsford. He achieved the rank of godan and was working for his rokudan when he fell ill. Mike’s patience and his dry sense of humour, inside and outside the dojo, will be remembered by all who knew him and had the privilege to work with him. His passing leaves a hole which will not be easy to fill and we will remember him with fondness and gratitude. Mike was a hard worker and always ready to assist others despite his illness.Mike was a fighter and even when he knew his time was drawing to an end he came to one last summer seminar to say his goodbyes.
Mike’s funeral will be held on Wednesday 29th October at 12.15pm, at the Parndon Wood Crematorium, Parndon Wood Road, Harlow, Essex CM19 4SF. This will be followed by a celebration of his life at the Lion and Lamb Public House, Stortford Rd, Little Canfield, Dunmow, Essex CM6 1SR. All are very welcome to join us as this is not just for his family but for everyone who knew and loved him.
Flowers or donations to St Clare’s Hospice are very welcome, and should be sent to the undertakers, Daniel Robinson, at 79-81 South St, Bishop’s Stortford CM23 3AL. Alternatively cheques can be collected on the day.
Posted: October 19th, 2014 under General.