May 10, 2019

By Bob Komsic

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Friends and family gathered for the funeral of Maple Leafs and Red Wings legend Red Kelly at Holy Rosary Catholic church on St. Clair Avenue West, mere blocks away from his Forest Hill home.
The family of the 91-year-old Hall of Famer asked for a traditional mass, no eulogies, only the priest’s sermon.
Honorary pallbearers included Frank Mahvolich, Bobby Baun, Dick Duff, Dave Keon, Ron Ellis, Eddie Shack, Lanny McDonald, Darryl Sittler and former Leafs general manager Jim Gregory. 
Leafs president Brendan Shanahan, general manager Kyle Dubas, Detroit general manager Steve Yzerman, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and former Leafs captain Wendel Clark were also in attendance.
Kelly won eight Stanley Cups during his 20-year NHL career; four with Detroit in the 1950s and another four with the Leafs in the 60s.
Leonard Patrick ”Red” Kelly native of Simcoe, Ontario, died May 2 — exactly 52-years to the date of Toronto’s last Stanley Cup victory.
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