Edward Ed Kelsey ~ F-Faculty ~ 1995-2011
Departed ~ 8/11/15 ~ Details unknown
Dear ISB friends, Barbara Kalis sent me this sad letter from Andy Davies that came this morning. Our hearts go out to Ida and Matt.
Freda Britt Williams
Dear ISB Faculty and Staff ,
It is with great sadness that I inform you that Ed Kelsey passed away yesterday. Ed worked at ISB as a HS Math teacher and coach from 1995 to 2011 and was a huge inspiration to us all. Ed was a master teacher, a passionate and talented coach, a wonderful father, a caring colleague, and a great friend to many at ISB.
Ed is survived by his very loving wife, Ida (who served as our MS librarian from 1995 to 2012) and his son, Matt, who graduated from ISB and now teaches internationally. I know that Ida and Matt will be in our thoughts and prayers as they mourn the passing of a wonderful husband and father. I will be in touch again when I know more about funeral arrangements.
Andy Davies, ISB Head of School, International School Bangkok
From: Shauna Anderson
To: Ida Kelsey August 14 at 7:10am
as I intently look at your and Ed’s faces in your cover photo, I am struck by the pure joy I see on your faces, which at the same time brings tears to my eyes. I spent many an hour in Ed’s classroom talking to him about the art of teaching mathematics and being disciplined while training for my marathon and him for his triathlons. Ed’s joy, zeal for life, sense of humor and CHARACTER have impacted me more than I think he knew. One of my fondest memories of him was when he said, “let’s go for run” in a small Thai town when we were chaperones during the Habitat for Humanity Bike & Build trip. Ed was a rabbit (he NEVER went slowly) and I was a turtle, but I agreed to go. He adjusted his pace enough to push me but not make me feel defeated. I am forever grateful for his support and encouragement and saddened beyond words to hear of his passing. You and Matt are in my thoughts and prayers.
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