Elizabeth Jean Kell (Née Patterson). With great sadness, the family of Jean Kell announces that she passed away peacefully at the QEII Infirmary, Halifax on February 10, 2018, surrounded by her four children. A mass celebrating Jean's life will take place at St. John the Baptist Church in New Glasgow at a later date. Notice of the date and time will be published. The family hopes to see all of Jean's friends there. Born in New Glasgow in 1937, she was the daughter of Walter Patterson and Margaret (Kelly). Her early education was at St. John's Academy in New Glasgow. She later graduated from Saint Martha's Hospital School of Nursing, along with her twin sister Joyce. She married Anthony Kell in 1963, and resided in Antigonish for most of her life. Jean was a deeply religious person who was devoted to the well being of her family. Through all of life's challenges, she showed remarkable resilience, and an irrepressible sense of humor. Jean is survived by one daughter, Laura Kell of Charlottetown (Scott Burke), and three sons: Anthony Kell, Antigonish; Gerald Kell, Antigonish; Hugh Edward Kell (Andrea Van Hal) of Halifax, and her beloved grandchildren Liam, Lauren, and Audrey Kell.Jean is also survived and remembered by her twin sister Joyce Burke, brother Edward Patterson, and sister in law Shirley Patterson, all in New Glasgow. She was predeceased by husband Anthony Kell, and by sisters Marilyn Patterson, Sister Janet Patterson CND, and Mary Cameron (Stewart); and by brothers Donald Patterson (Adrian), Walter Patterson; and George Patterson (Eve). Donations in Jean's memory may be made to the VON.