Monday, June 04, 2007

Memorial Service for Jim Kelsey

[Episcopal News Service] A memorial eucharist and celebration of the life of Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan Bishop James Kelsey will be held June 8 in Marquette, Michigan.

Visitation will be at 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 201 East Ridge St. The memorial eucharist will be at 4 p.m. at St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, on the corner of College Street and Presque Isle Avenue.

The full article can be read here.

The family issued a statement earlier today (June 4). It reads in full:

"The world became a darker place with the passing of James Arthur Kelsey. James gained love and respect from everyone he met in his professional and personal life. James spent his life giving. Giving of his time, his heart, and his soul to help anyone and everyone in need. His levels of compassion and kindness were unparalleled. A courageous man, willing to stand up for his beliefs, James Kelsey was the benchmark to which great men are judged. Not only a great man, but a great husband, and father. There was no better model for how to be a truly wonderful human being than the one he provided for his sons and daughter.

"If the world were full of more men like James Arthur Kelsey, it would be a wonderful place. Sadly, today we find ourselves with one less."

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