Sgt. Mike Kelly
We regret to announce the death of retired Sgt. Mike Kelly last evening, 28th September 2020, in the intensive care unit at King Edward Hospital. We understand that Mike had been admitted to hospital a few days earlier, and he had been in poor health for some time.
Mike was born in Redcar, Yorkshire in 1933, and prior to coming to Bermuda he served in the Coldstream Guards for two years before joining the Bermuda Police in September 1956. Mike served in Central Division, Narcotics, Western Division, on the Mobile Reserve and as the Officer-in-Charge of Central Parishes. Mike was always absolutely immaculate when in uniform and was often called upon to lead Police Parades at official functions.
He once made headlines when he dressed as an artist, complete with paint brush and easel, while operating the radar unit on Pitts Bay Road at a time when radar was a fixed unit.
Mike retired from the Bermuda Police in 1981, and was involved for some years in construction. Following the death of his first wife, Mary, Mike re-married in 1985 but sadly later lost his second wife, Beryl. He is survived by a brother and sister in the U.K. and his three stepsons here in Bermuda, Martin, Michael and Marc Siese to whom we offer our sincere condolences.
We will advise of funeral arrangements once they are confirmed.
We have been advised that it is unlikely a funeral service will be held for Mike at his request. There will be a small private family funeral.