It is with great sadness that we announce Keith’s passing in Delta, BC on Monday, March 1, 2021. Keith passed away peacefully at the age of 77 years.
Keith was predeceased by his parents, Gartley Gorman Johnston and Eades McEwen Keith Johnston. He is survived by Edith, his wife of 51 years, and his daughter Kristina. He is also survived by his siblings Reece (New Brunswick), Karyl (British Columbia) William (Ontario) and Burdette (New Brunswick) and their families.
Keith was born in Back Bay, New Brunswick where he grew up. When he was 18 years old, he left for Ontario, then briefly to Quebec, before settling in Vancouver, BC in 1967. In 1972, Keith started his own business in home renovations which he continued until 2012 when declining health forced him to retire.
Keith always enjoyed travelling and spending his free time salmon fishing in the local rivers. After he retired he became a voracious reader, enjoyed attending musical and sporting events and spending time with his family.
In the last year, Keith faced a number of very serious medical challenges and with the pandemic, his decline was accelerated. Watching birds in the backyard and walking the local beach became new favourite activities. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Keith was cremated and a small service was held by immediate family members. If desired, in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to a charity of your choice.
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