The family of Keith Morris May is sad to announce his passing on May 19, 2006 at the Alexander Wing of the Vernon Jubilee Hospital. Due to the generous and unlimited staff support, all of Keith’s daughters were able to stay with him in the final days leading up to his passing. Family and friends were able to come and go freely to say their good-byes. Keith’s four daughters wish to extend a special thank you to his friends and neighbours, who assisted him in his activities, allowing him to continue to
live on his own.
Keith was born in Saskatchewan August 8, 1937, moving to Vernon with his wife Barb and children in 1971. He considered B.C. to be “God’s Country” and thrived in the natural beauty, combining his love of gardening, fishing and camping with his family and friends. It didn’t matter if the fish came from a summer stream or a hole in the ice. He had a great love for animals, and his creative expression was most evident in his skill with plants and fruit trees. His gardens were a sight to behold. Being a wonderful athlete, Keith was a talented and true sportsman, excelling in baseball and curling. He worked at OK Builder’s for many years before starting his own business, OK Celluspray Insulation. He was respected for his integrity and quality work in the building industry.
Keith is survived by four children: Cindy May of Bowen Island, Shawna May (Bill Ashe) of Vancouver, Penny (Aaron) Major of Vernon and Heather (Jim) Morden of Coquitlam. He is also survived by four grandchildren: Cody May, Brianna, Erik, and Brendan Morden; one brother, Gerald May (Ruth) of Saskatchewan; one sister, Joyce Bowerman of Winnipeg, and his ex-wife Barbara (nee Eberman) now living in Vancouver.
A memorial gathering of family and friends was held in Keith’s beautiful garden on May 21, 2006 where stories and good-byes were shared. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alexander Wing of the Vernon Jubilee Hospital. Rest in Peace Dad. Cremation arrangements in care of Personal Alternative Funeral Services in Vernon: 558-0866.