Born in Kamloops, BC on June 20, 1954. Died peacefully in Tofino, BC on August 18, 2015 with his wife and daughter by his side after a short but courageous struggle with lung cancer.
Keith was predeceased by his parents June and Art, son Adam, and brother in law, Ken.
Survived by his wife and best friend of 40 years, Lenore, adored daughter Kelcie (Michael), and was the proudest Papa of grandson Isaiah. Also survived by sisters Sharon (Joe), Lorna (Jim), and brother Gerald (Claudia), sisters in law Barb and Marion, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and many cousins.
Keith spent his life mainly living in small communities throughout BC, and was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, and especially golf. He had an adventurous spirit and was always eager to explore new opportunities and experiences. He was also very community minded, and was an active volunteer throughout his life.
During the past 17 years Keith had worked for Parks Canada at Pacific Rim National Park. He was passionate about his work and took a great deal of pride in everything he did.
The family would like to thank the medical professionals involved in Keith’s care over the last 6 months, coworkers and colleagues from Pacific Rim National Park and the Coastal BC Field Unit. Special thanks to Dr. O’Brien and Merv, friends Ray, Jackie, Janet, Jordan, Colleen, Jacki and Mike for your compassion and assistance whenever it was needed. We are so blessed to have such good friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Keith’s memory can be made to the BC Cancer Agency, 150-686 W. Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1G1.
A celebration of life will be held in Campbell River, BC at a later date.