July 28, 1944 – June 16, 2018
It is with deep sadness that the family of Keith announces his passing on Saturday, June 16, 2018, at the age of 73 years.
Keith will be lovingly remembered by his wife Fern, his brother, David (Elaine) and sister, Bev (Jo) and all of his children Layne, Ron, (Sherry), Shannon (Sean), and Scott (Regeanna), Jason (Shauna) and Kate. Grandchildren, Marla (Lucas), Colton, Adison (Bryanne), Shaylyn, Taya, Taryn, Madison, and Julia, as well as all his nieces and nephews, and many friends.
Keith was predeceased by his father, Andy in 1971, his mom, Sheila in 2012, and his brother, Pat in 2018.
Keith was born in Wokingham, England and came to Canada in 1946. He joined the Canadian Army in 1961 serving 5 years. In 1966 he came home to Penticton. He became an Architectural Draftsman. Returning to night school he began pursuing a career in the construction industry working for many construction companies throughout his career. Known as to many of his friends in the construction field as “Bookie” a name that stuck even after retirement. Living on Quadra was a place he honed his artistic skills in many medias from wood carving, pen & ink, scrimshaw, and photography.
He loved his motorcycle and his travels up and down Vancouver Island. He always said Quadra was the best place, and his favourite place was Rebecca Spit spending many hours there. He ended his career retiring in 2011 and moving to Rural Area G, Keremeos, BC after retirement.
Many thanks to family and friends for the visits and phone calls that helped to keep Keith’s spirits up. He will be remembered by the happiest moments filled with joy, and find solace in the many ways in so many lives he had touched. Keith was so appreciative and thankful for all those that came into contact in his life. Thank you to Dr. Laura Hodgson for the home visits, giving him the support and comfort he so much required.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, July 29, 2018, at the Royal Canadian Legion 1-3 pm, 502 Martin Street, Penticton, BC.
On Quadra Island there will be a Celebration of Life on Sunday, August 19th from 2-4 pm at the Royal Canadian Legion #40. In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to The Royal Canadian Legion of their choice.