Keith Milton

It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Keith Milton McKeown on July 18, 2013 in Vernon, BC. He is survived by Jean, his loving wife of almost 60 years; daughters Joanne Williams (Nick Vander Meulen) of Prince George, Sandi (George) Walker of Quesnel, Donna (Brian) Dent of Saskatoon, SK; 7 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents George & Elizabeth McKeown, sisters Ena (Fred) Stevenson & Audrey (Norm) Smith and brothers Kenneth (Norma) & Raymond (Florence). Keith was born June 18, 1931 in Caron, SK. He grew up on the family farm at Archydal and in 1947 moved to Moose Jaw with his parents and attended high school at Moose Jaw Technical Institute followed by Vocational Agriculture at the U of S. Keith met the love of his life, Beverley Jean McDonald, and they were married in 1953. Keith built a new home in the Archydal district and they farmed there for 44 years and raised their three daughters. Keith was very community minded. He was active on the Summerside School Board, Archydal Curling Club, Summerside Telephone Co., Caron Masonic Lodge and Hillcrest Sports Centre. He was a councillor for the RM of Caron for many years. In 1984, Keith & Jean started spending their winters in Vernon and retired here in 1996. In retirement, they traveled, camped, fished and enjoyed both square and round dancing where they made many good friends. Keith loved to ski at Silver Star and shared this passion with all his grandchildren. He also enjoyed flying his planes with the Vernon Remote Control Airplane Club. A Celebration of Keith’s Life will be held Monday, July 29th, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Schubert Centre (3505-30 Ave, Vernon). In lieu of flowers, donations to Heart & Stroke Foundation (#4, 1551 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9) would be appreciated. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s on-line obituary @ . Cremation arrangements entrusted to:


Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250-546-7237

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