Keddy (Ret'd), Sergeant Donald

Keddy (Ret'd), Sergeant Donald

September 1st, 2018

Passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at University Hospital, London. Born on February 23, 1932, in Middleton, Nova Scotia, Sergeant Keddy was in his 87th year. Donald and his loving and devoted wife, Lillian, were married on March 13, 1953 in Nova Scotia and had celebrated 51 years of marriage at the time of her passing on January 4, 2005. Sergeant Keddy will be missed by his six children:  Wendy Nichols, of St. Thomas; Elizabeth Ablenas, of London; the late Donna Martin (2005); Robert Keddy, of London; Wayne Keddy, of London; and Mary Moxley and her husband, Dennis Marshall, of Fingal. Survived by 16 grandchildren:  Jenna, Megan, Catlin, Andrew, Phillip, Tara, Rachel, Vanessa, Sheena, Alyssa, Cody, Shane, Emily, Donny, Dustin and Damaris; and by many great-grandchildren. Donald will also be fondly remembered by his devoted friend, Gloria Connell. With tours of duty in Cyprus, Egypt, Germany and other parts of the world, Donald proudly served in the Canadian Armed Forces for 25 years. He will be fondly remembered for his love of music, hunting and fishing. Friends will be received by the family on Tuesday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where a Royal Canadian Regiment service will be conducted on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 11:00 a.m., followed immediately by the funeral service. Interment at St. Peter’s Cemetery, with a reception to follow at Victory Branch 317, 311 Oakland Avenue, London. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Donald are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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Annette Hyson (Herman)To the children of Don & Lillian, I am one of your cousins from NS who some of you haven't seen since I was a child. My father Royden was your mom's brother. I have wanted to connect with you for many years, I hope that can happen now that I have some info on you from this. I am so sorry for your loss, everyone down here loved your dad & I wish I could have seen him one last time. I also want to say sorry about Donna, I did not know until I read this. I hope you all will reach out to me, I will be doing the same starting with Facebook so if any of you use that please look for me. Again, I am so sorry for your loss.
Marilyn Keddy TaylorDear Betty, Wendy, Wayne, Robert & Mary. Very sorry to hear of Uncle Donald's passing. He was always my favorite uncle and I have fond memories of our childhood visits to your house. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Marilyn
Luanne Hussey (Keddy)Betty, Wayne, Rob, Mary, Wendy, Gloria and Families All of us Keddy kids are so saddened to hear of Uncle Don's passing. We all have great memories of our time with Donald and Lillian. It was always a good time. We always looked forward to their visits. Lots of stories to be told and laughter to be shared when Dad and Don got together. Great memories. He will be in our hearts forever, as Lillian is. Don was a truly special man. We all loved him dearly and feel fortunate to have had him in our lives. May you find comfort in your undoubtedly many happy memories of your Dad.
Teauna Martin (Keddy)Forever and always in our hearts. We love you Great Grandpa.
JudySo very sorry for your loss may he rest in peace
Mercedis Couillard (CeeCee Keddy)So sorry to hear of Uncle Donald’s passing. As my Sisters said, we all have very special memories of our visits to your house. It was always fun to hear him sing and tell stories. Find comfort that he and Lilian will be together in Heaven.
Amy Daka ( Doiron )So very sorry about Sheena ‘s grandpa’s passing, Rest In Peace DON , I never forget about him I always love you ❤️
Sharon Zinck-Hamilton So sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you. Uncle Don was a wonderful person that will be missed and never forgotten. RIP
Lena Herman To all of Dons family,I am your cousin from Nova Scotia.I am so very sorry to hear of your dads passing .He was a wonderful man will miss seeing him especially the family reunions,but we stopped after Basil passed.Have tried to look u all up on Facebook but couldn't find anything.If any of u are on please contact me ❌⭕️
Janet Daniels (Keddy)Sending my condolences to Uncle Dons Family. Hugs to you Gloria xo. So sorry to hear of Uncle Dons passing. He truly was one of my favourite uncles. Great memories of Uncle Donald and Aunt Lillian , especially when they attended the exhibitions. You truly will be missed and never forgotten. Love Janet
Aunt Charlotte KeddyWendy,Betty,Robert ,Wayne and Mary and Gloria, my sincere condolences, to all of you , he will never be forgotten , love you all Aunt Charlotte
Mary Moxley (Daughter)Dad....Missing you all ready. Missing your reassurance that everything is going to be all right even though it isn't. Missing your blue coyote eyes that always gives me peace and the sense of nature and how sacred and fragile life can be. You are my Veteran Hero and I love you way beyond eternity. Your light will continue to shine...forever and ever Your Baby Girl Mary
Bob DuckworthSo long to great pal and moose hunting buddy. To Don’s family, we grieve with you.
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