Doug Kelly Obituary, Death – When we learnt over the weekend that Doug Kelly had passed away, we were shocked beyond belief and our hearts were filled with pain. We were in complete and total denial that he had died. During the period that the United States was actively participating in World War II, Doug was a contributing member of the band on a full-time basis.
During the years 1943 and 1945, he was a member of the band and contributed to it by playing the trumpet and organizing the music. In addition, he was a member of the band. Doug is the previous member of our band who has maintained the most steady presence during this entire period of time. He is known as “The Constant.”
Because he went on to become an active player in the music scene in Christchurch, his legacy will be remembered for a great amount of time in the years to come as a result of the fact that he went on to become a musician in Christchurch. During this trying time, we are going through this agony together, and his family is at the forefront of our thoughts and prayers as we go through this challenge.
I pray that after your passing, Doug, you are able to find peace and comfort. He would have been a member of the band alongside my father, who was a drummer and soloist and who would have become 100 years old this year. If he had lived, he would have been a band member alongside my father.
Alongside my paternal grandfather, he would have been a member of the band. If my grandfather had been present, the two of them would have shared a spot in the band together. George (Jeff) Jefferies. My great-uncle Len Rycroft was also a drummer, which is something else that I should mention. He played in the band at one point.