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Alexander Richards Keith

Posted By Egan Funeral Home On March 16, 2019 @ 4:25 pm In Bolton Area,Obituaries | 32 Comments

1943-2019

It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Alexander “Sandy” Keith on Sunday, March 10th, 2019, after a brief illness, surrounded by his family.  Beloved husband of Genevieve, he is survived by his daughter Alexandria, his son Justin, his son-in-law Rob, and his cherished grandchildren Hannah and Ethan; also sadly missed by his brother Robbie and wife Dorinda, his sister Anne and her husband Roger Wilson, and other relatives and friends.

Born and raised in Richmond Hill, a passion for the outdoors was instilled in him through summers at the Bala family cottage, on long canoe trips, and at Camp Kandalore.  Having met and married his wife in western Canada, he returned to Ontario to raise his young family in their new home in Bolton.  Always willing to lend a hand to family and friend, there he found the opportunity to express his commitment to the community and remained a dedicated member of local projects and organizations. This unwavering loyalty and generosity, so often unsolicited and cordially offered, found its strongest expression as a devoted, loving grandfather.

The family will receive their friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S. (Hwy 50), Bolton (905-857-2213) on Wednesday morning, March 27th from 10 o’clock until time of the memorial service in the chapel at 11 o’clock.  In lieu of flowers, donations are welcome in Sandy’s memory to the Canadian Blood Services, 1800 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa K1G 4J5.  Condolences for the family may be offered at www.EganFuneralHome.com.


Condolences for the family of “Alexander Richards Keith”

Condolence from Niki Gallo on March 16th, 2019 6:29 pm

Gen and family, our sincerest condolences in your loss. Always pleasant and cheerful.

Sam and Niki Gallo

Condolence from Patti and Len Foley on March 16th, 2019 8:45 pm

Gen and family, we are so sorry to hear of Sandy’s passing. Len and I saw him at Timmy’s just a few weeks ago and had a nice chat, he was his typical cheery and social self. I enjoyed serving on the Caledon Public Library board with him where he earned the respect of the entire board. Our sincere condolences.

Condolence from robert caspell on March 16th, 2019 9:27 pm

Hi Gen….Sandy is fondly remembered with the Caspell family. It has been some time since we left the Bolton community but we have shared a number of happy times with Sandy and yourself over the years. Do cherish those times.
Thoughtfully, Karen,Bob,Scott & Owen Caspell

Condolence from Valerie Scott and Family on March 16th, 2019 11:58 pm

Dear Aunt Gen, Alexandria, Justin and family. Please accept our sincerest condolences on your loss of Uncle Sandy. Kyle, Zachary and I will always cherish and be grateful for the time we got to spend reconnecting with you. Much love and prayers are being sent your way.

Condolence from Chris Gilmer on March 17th, 2019 12:11 am

I had the pleasure of serving on the library board of directors with Sandy for the last 4 years. I am extremely thankful for the many great conversations we shared- and the ways in which he welcomed me to the board as a new director. He was passionate about the town and everything the library stands for. My sincere condolences to the family. He was a great man that will be dearly missed.

Condolence from Kyle Marshall on March 17th, 2019 12:24 am

RIP Uncle Sandy. I’ll never forget you. You helped me so much when I first moved here and you and Aunt Gen were the only family I had here. Thank you so much for everything. My thoughts are with Gen and the rest of your amazing family.

Condolence from Lynne van Ryzewyk on March 17th, 2019 7:51 am

It was a real pleasure to serve on the Caledon Public Library board with Sandy. He was always eager to talk ‘shop’. We shared stories of our love for Western Canada. I will remember Sandy as a kind and soft-spoken man. Sincere condolences to Sandy’s family.

Lynne van Ryzewyk

Condolence from Robert Gabriele sr on March 17th, 2019 11:04 am

My sincere condolences to the Keith family
I’m beside myself
I spoke to.him a mere week and a half to two weeks ago and had no idea he was not well .
A truly selfless man
Someone I could talk to endlessly and enjoy every moment .

Condolence from Kim Machete on March 17th, 2019 1:26 pm

Gen, Justin, Alexie and family,

The shock of Sandy’s passing is still with us. We wait for him to walk by the side window and wave as he putters. We look for him to greet us as we pull into the driveway at night. We miss his smile when he watched the kids play hockey in the driveway.
His sudden passing has shocked the whole Neighborhood .
As a community, please know we are here for you in anyway. His memory will live on in our hearts.
Kim, Ryan, Brooklyn and Brody.

Condolence from Ray Rouse on March 17th, 2019 1:33 pm

Anne , gentle peace

Condolence from Kerrolyne Zabik on March 17th, 2019 1:39 pm

Dear Genevieve,

I am a former next door neighbour of Sandy in Richmond Hill. I was so shocked to hear of his death. I have not seen or spoken to Sandy or his siblings for many years. Please accept my sincere condolences, keep him close to your heart and remember all the wonderful times you and our family shared.

Sincerely Kerrolyne Zabik (nee Kerry Barker – of 154 Centre St. W._

Condolence from Keith Scrimger on March 17th, 2019 6:42 pm

Sandy and I were friends in our youth from grade two onward. We reconnected a number of times in Calgary. So sad to hear of his passing. My condolences to Robbie and Anne

Condolence from Marilyn & Oscar Hunt on March 17th, 2019 6:56 pm

Gen, Justin, Alexie and family

Our sincere condolences to you on the sudden passing of Sandy. I will miss seeing him in Zehrs shopping. He
always seemed to be so energetic ,happy and full of life. It is so very difficult to accept that life can change in a
split moment. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May your memories of happy family times together help you through
this most difficult time.

Condolence from Dan O’Reilly on March 17th, 2019 7:44 pm

My condolences to the family. I knew Sandy from our shared volunteer work for the Humber Valley Heritage Trail Association. He was a sincere and kind gentleman.

Condolence from Stephanie on March 17th, 2019 8:20 pm

To the Keith family,
We are so sorry to hear about Mr Keith’s passing. ( he’s always been Mr Keith to my brother and I!!) We have wonderful memories growing up next door to Mr & Ms Keith and Alexie and Justin. Our thoughts are with you all! Mr Keith will truly be missed and in our hearts forever.

Lots of love,

Stephanie, Lori, Daniel & Jenny Sant

Condolence from Mel and Linda Honke on March 17th, 2019 8:26 pm

Dear Gen…….Our sincere and deepest condolences to you and your family for the sudden loss of Sandy, a husband, a partner, a brother, an uncle, a grandpa and a true friend. His presence was always appreciated and enjoyed and we will miss it. Sandy was a man for all seasons and for all reasons, a person who seemed to enjoy life to its fullest and made this world a better place. We especially remember his love of animals, especially dogs and how they responded to him…..we know that Luke would miss him too. You are truly in our thoughts and prayers and if you need anything, just call us.

Blessings………Mel and Linda

Condolence from Jason Szakacs on March 18th, 2019 8:05 am

Dear Mrs. Keith, Justin, Alexie and family,

Really saddened to hear of Mr. Keith’s death. He always treated me with a lot of respect and kindness as the kid next door and I really appreciate having gotten to know him and having him in the orbit of my life.

So sorry for your loss.

Sincerely,
Jason

Condolence from Georgina Evans on March 18th, 2019 10:21 am

To Gen, Justine, Alexandria,
With love and support to you all from Georgina (Georgie) Evans (daughter of Christina Keith, grand daughter of John Keith) and my family (Rob, Isabel, John & Lily), from Guelph, ON.

Condolence from Pat Kolb on March 18th, 2019 10:39 am

Gen and family

I am very sorry to hear about the sudden passing of your husband/father/grandfather. I missed you at fitness class and later found out why.
May he rest in Peace.

Condolence from Joy Croft on March 18th, 2019 10:47 am

Gen and Family,

My sincere condolences to you on the sudden passing of your husband Sandy.
Thinking of you.

Joy Croft

Condolence from patricia on March 18th, 2019 12:34 pm

So sorry to hear the sad news of Sandy’s passing–I spent sometime working with sandy at united lumber home hardware-I am sure he will be missed!! My sincere condolence to the family!!

Condolence from Barb Bolton on March 18th, 2019 1:55 pm

Gen and family,
Our condolences to you and the family! We have been away and just heard the sad news!
There are so many memories from Richmond Hill that Sandy and the fellows shared. We were so fortunate to have seen the two of you recently and our many lunches together.
Our thoughts are with you!
Ralph and Barb

Condolence from Dr. Yehiel and Maria Meghory on March 18th, 2019 6:29 pm

Our sincere sympathies to the family. May you all find comfort in your sweet memories, during this difficult time.

Dr. Yehiel and Maria Meghory

Condolence from Ruth Tindall on March 18th, 2019 7:02 pm

I knew Sandy from childhood. When I started working and he still lived at home he would drive me to work on his way to his job. Have not seen him in many years but was so shocked to hear of his passing. My condolences to the family.

Ruth Tindall (Scrimger) Centre St R Hill

Condolence from Toby Condliffe on March 19th, 2019 9:33 am

We too offer our condolences to Sandy’s family. Alas we will be in Alberta on the 27th but we’ll be thinking of you all.

Toby & Nancy (McKee) Condliffe

Condolence from Mary and Frank Mansley on March 19th, 2019 8:42 pm

Gen,
Our sincerest condolences to you and family. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from BARBARA BUCKENDALE on March 20th, 2019 12:47 pm

I only had the privilege of meeting Sandy once, and that quite recently at lunch with Robbie, Dorinda, Gen and Sandy. That was a very pleasurable event. I sent condolences from myself and my family, Jack Frost, Mary (Frost) Johnson and myself Barbara (Frost) Buckendale.

Condolence from Millie and Bob Kinnear on March 20th, 2019 4:19 pm

Dear Aunt Gen
Saddened to hear of Uncle Sandy’s passing. Our sincerest condolences to you and your family.
Millie and Bob Kinnear and family

Condolence from Mary Barnes on March 20th, 2019 11:07 pm

So sorry to hear of Sandy’s passing. Years ago, volunteered with him on traffic concerns and naming of new school. He was a great guy to work with, an d a concerned father, lucky kids. May God give you all the grace to heal during this stressful time.
love, John & Mary

Condolence from Carol McNaught on March 21st, 2019 9:23 pm

Dear Gen and family,
Ken and I offer our sincere sympathy to u during this difficult time. I used to meet Sandy at Zehrs frequently and we would chat briefly, he would always ask about Ken. Our thoughts and prayers r with u .
Carol and Ken McNaught

Condolence from Pam & Spencer Fosbury on March 25th, 2019 12:50 pm

Dear Gen
We are so sorry to hear about Sandy’s
death. Our sincere condolences to you and your family.
Love Pam and Spencer

Condolence from Tony Hatch on May 22nd, 2019 8:59 am

“Mr. Keith” as the kids on Hilltop Crt referred to him reminded all of us the importance of connecting with family, the community and mother nature.

It was a pleasure to have known him. Please accept our sincerest condolences.

Tony Hatch & Hatch Family

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