January 12, 1946 – February 25, 2013
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Keith on the morning of the 25th of February. He is survived by his wife Janet, daughter Christine (Jeromy) of Courtenay, son Scott (Regula) of Ringenberg, Germany, grandsons Mitchell (Amada), Jordan and Camden, former spouse Susan Gibbs, sister-in-law Patricia Bowman (Terry) of North Carolina and nephews Michael and Ken Petersen and niece Jill Larson all of Calgary. Keith leaves behind many dear friends especially his hunting partners.
Keith was born in Halifax and spent his youth there. He enlisted in the Canadian Army in 1963 and was a proud member of the 1st Battalion Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada. He later joined the Canadian Provost Corps and did UN tours in Cyprus, Egypt, Vietnam and Germany. He worked many years at CFB Comox and was Carpentry Foreman when he retired in 1996. Keith enjoyed his retirement years hunting, fishing, camping and golfing. He served as President of the Courtenay Fish and Game Club for the past twelve years.
There will be a visitation and viewing on Friday, March 1st from 6:30 – 8:30pm at Comox Valley Funeral Home, Cremation and Reception Centre, 1101 Ryan Road, Courtenay.
A Celebration of Keith’s Life to take place at the Courtenay Fish & Game Club on Tuesday, March 5th at 1pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made in Keith’s name to Conservation Projects Courtenay Fish & Game Protective Association.