Kelly’s is located at 1747A St. Laurent Blvd.! Here’s a map to our location, and we are located next to Freda’s. Please feel free to call us at 613-248-8989 or 866-KELLYS2 (535-5972) and we’ll be happy to chat with you!
It’s now been more than ten years since Kelly’s opened; it was June 3, 2003. I have to thank family and friends and suppliers for their support throughout a very eventful first ten years. Most of all I have to thank the true champions, my clients who continually share and bring strength, spirituality, courage, hope and so much more to the walls within Kelly’s. If all this is possible in the first ten years; imagine, the next ten years…
The Kelly Story… The Beginning
Kelly, even at her young age, was one of the bravest and proudest women I had the honor of knowing. Kelly: my sister-in-law, my youngest brother’s wife, my niece Caroline’s mother; was diagnosed with inoperable inflammatory carcinoma in November 2002. She had aggressive chemo treatment until May 2003 when she underwent a double mastectomy then continued aggressive chemo and radiation therapies until sadly, she lost her battle February 20, 2005. Her courage, strength and faith overwhelmed, touched and taught many along her journey. She would often say, “you take what is handed to you and you do with it all you can”. Today, her spirit lives on in the hearts of family and friends; from her portrait, she watches over all who visit the boutique.
Kelly’s diagnosis prompted me to fulfill a long-time interest to work with women with mastectomies. In June 2003, with Kelly’s blessing, the boutique became her namesake and Kelly’s Mastectomy Boutique opened its doors. A constantly growing clientele permitted me to open one of the largest mastectomy stores in the country, to create pleasant and comfortable surroundings for clients and make available a larger selection and variety of mastectomy garments and products. Every day, I have the distinct pleasure of meeting the bravest, strongest, most beautiful and incredible women… my clients.
La boutique porte fièrement le nom de ma belle-sœur, l’épouse du plus jeune de mes frères, la mère de ma nièce Caroline; Kelly, diagnostiquée en novembre 2002, subi de nombreux traitements chimiothérapie and radiothérapie ainsi qu’une ablation bilatérale. Kelly est succombée de son cancer du sein en février 2005, mais son esprit sourit toujours sur sa famille et ses amies. Sa photo règne et veille sur la boutique.
Since opening the store with a huge focus on mastectomy/lumpectomy related products, I have truly enjoyed working with clients who are the most spirited, strongest, bravest and most inspiring women I would ever want to meet.