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David Ricardo Kellar

September 16, 1955 ~ July 6, 2021 (age 65)


The Old Man, Dad, Daddy, Pa, Papa, Poppy, Big Papa, Dave, Davey Boy, Popsi, Vern, and Bubba were some of the titles that belonged to the man who was loved by many, David Ricardo Kellar. Dave was a father, papa, husband, brother, friend, teacher, welder and lover of animals. Dave’s life didn’t come to an end with his death; his legacy will live on in the hearts and memories of all who knew him, because to know him was to love him. Dave unexpectedly passed away on July 6, 2021 at the age of 65 surrounded by loved ones. Dave was born on September 16, 1955 to Elizabeth “Betty” and Bruce Kellar in Belleville, Ontario and instantly got busy living. Dave was a feisty child who began working at a young age. He developed a strong work ethic on the farm and learned the trades but became a master welder, and his love for the trade continued throughout his life. Dave will forever be remembered for being an amazing provider and protector, father, grandfather and great-grandfather not only to his own family but to all that he met. Dave’s giving nature, love of riding motorcycles, welding, and his constant need to be busy will live on in his children and grandchildren. Dave leaves behind his wife Debra Kellar, children David (Lindsey), Byron (Jennifer), Lucas (Nicole), Satara (John), Lance (Leah), Jody, Jennifer (Eric), and Sheldon. Grandchildren Nicholas, Katie, Bridgette, Damian, Andrex, Garver, Brimley, Beaudin, Jonah, Maeve, Harriet, Rubin, Dakota, Austin, Oakley, Addison, Evan, Mackenzie, Kashys, Kellar, Danika, and Jaxson, and great-grandchildren Bella, Jaxon, and Kambria, and his best friend in the world “little Charlee girl.” 

Cremation has been been performed and A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 24, 2021 from 11:00am - 1:00pm at Goodfellow's Funeral Home. Covid 19 protocols will be in place for all attendees. Memorial donations made in Dave's memory to the Kingston Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences, photos and memories can be shared at

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Celebration of Life
July 24, 2021

11:00 AM


Kingston Humane Society
1 Binnington Ct,, Kingston ON K7M 8M9
Tel: 1-613-546-1291

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