Batson, Herbert ‘Keith’

Batson, Herbert ‘Keith’

September 22nd, 2021

Peacefully, at University Hospital on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, Keith Batson, of London, at the age of 90. Beloved husband of Ruth Batson (née Francis) for 65 years. Loving father of the late Linda (Gord) Winsor, Paul (Sarah) Batson, and Steven (Angela) Batson. Proud Grandpa of Robert, Eric, Jordan, Heather, Jonathan, Brandon, Taylor, Angela, and Glenn. Keith will also be dearly missed by his great-grandchildren and his sister, Onalee Hunt. A funeral service will be conducted at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 2:00 p.m., with visitation one hour prior. Private interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Registration is required to attend the visitation and service and masks are mandatory.

To register for the visitation and service, please click here: Registration page for the memorial service of Keith Batson on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 2:00 p.m., with visitation from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Keith are asked to consider Westview Baptist Church or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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Book of Condolences

Tim and Vickie Mayhew Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family.
Deb GerosavasOn behalf of all the staff, management & fellow residents at Masonville Manor Retirement Residence, our sincere sympathy to Ruth, Paul, Steve and the entire Batson family! Our hugs & support are with all of you! Keith will be a dearly missed part of our Manor family!
Tet Jackson, Gwen & Ralf PeterekRuth, Paul, Steve and families … We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband, father and grandfather. We remember Keith as such a friendly person who always had a smile and a laugh to share. We are sending our heartfelt condolences and hope that you will find comfort in the support of friends and family.
Reuben DeBoerIt was always a pleasure to see Ruth and Keith. Their countless travel stories, upbeat demeanour and appreciation for Bridge Euchre will always leave a lasting impression with me. If I live half the life of Keith, I will consider myself blessed to no end. The world will miss you.
Wanda clarkPaul &Sarah Very sorry to hear of your fsthers' passing especially since you were just here talking about him please accept our condolences Glen & wanda
Jake WeicheRuth, Paul, Steve and families. It was with great sadness when I heard about the passing of Keith. So, so many good memories of him and the whole family. Weird as this may sound, vitamins always reminds me of Keith and the whole family. I think it was from when we were growing up (late 60's and early 70's) and how you all were taking vitamins regularly. I think about how I would race over to your house to watch TV (Lost in Space) only to have Keith make sure we had all done our chores before doing so. I remember when he would chastise us for using pea shooters (those were the days). It was such a wonderful thing when both Ruth and Keith moved into the Masonville Manor where mom was residing. Where they reconnected after many years and re-established old ties. I can only say that my life has been enriched by my knowing the whole Batson family. Julie and I will pray for you all as you move through this passing of Keith's life.
Mike BaylissMy deepest condolences to Paul and Sarah and family on the loss of your Father.
Sonia demeloSo sorry to hear about Keith passing. He was truly a great man. My condolences to Ruth and the entire family.
Norma ClareTo Ruth – Please accept my deepest sympathy in the loss of Keith. I am so truly sorry. Do know my caring thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time. Norma (Dunn) Clare Class of ‘55
LoraWilkieRuth I send you my sincere condolences on the passing of your dear Keith. Mum and I had many laughs as Keith had a way to make good fun when we got together with you both for bridge.
Clayton & Charlene RootSincere sympathy Ruth, Paul, Steve and families on your loss. May God's presence bring comfort and strength.
Barbara hyattSo sorry for your loss, may God be with you and your family.
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