Lahaie & Sullivan Cornwall Funeral Home - West Branch

20 Seventh Street West, Cornwall, ON


Keith Wayne Steeves

20 September, 19509 January, 2020

STEEVES, Keith Wayne - passed away at his home in Cornwall, ON on January 9, 2020. He was born September 20, 1950 and lived most of his life, in Moncton, NB. Keith had a life long career as an air traffic controller and enjoyed many a game of golf. He is survived by sisters, Carol (McWilliam) of Woodstock, ON, and Dawna (Lund) of Bethel, PE, brother-in-law’s, Jim Lund and Richard Wood and several nieces and nephews. Keith was predeceased by his parents, Vincent and Florence (nee Campbell), and sister, Deborah (Wood). Arrangements are under the care and direction of Lahaie and Sullivan Cornwall Funeral Home, 20 Seventh St. W., (613-932-8482). Cremation. A private tree planting service in Keith’s memory will take place in Ontario in the spring. If so desired Memorial Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice. Messages of Condolence may be left at www.lahaiesullivan.ca


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Brian & Martha Steeves

January 17, 2020

Our sympathies to Carol, Dawna and families. I can't begin to describe the sadness I felt in hearing of Keith's passing. He was not only a close cousin but also a great friend. I have wonderful memories of time spent with Keith when growing up, including playing hockey in Moncton and swimming in Caissie Cape. So thankful I got to spend over an hour talking to Keith recently on the phone and by email after Debbi's passing.

To each of you, may the memories of Keith give you strength in the days ahead and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Melanie Johnsen

January 17, 2020

Keith will always be remembered as a kind and generous man. He took such good care of my grandfather Wilf who lived across the street. Our deepest sympathies to his family and friends.
Love Mark, Melanie and Brianna

Tracy Mclellan

January 16, 2020

We have had the pleasure of living across the street the last few years. Keith was our neighbour, friend, and someone that made me laugh and smile regularly. We would send emails back and forth like we were long lost friend multiple times a week. He would discuss life experiences and I would tell Keith my crazy week doings. It is the weekly emails and our chats that I miss very much! I really enjoyed the person he was and the heart of gold especially towards my daughter ❤️ Rest In Peace Keith I miss you so much!

Carol MCWilliam

January 15, 2020

Keith undertook anything he chose to do with great intentionality, critical reflection and excellence, exeeded by that of no other. He did many things for fun -playing baseball and hockey, playing his guitar, singing and composing music, biking, sailing, golfing and painting, all impressively well. But more importantly, he did many things for others, fulfilling the roles of son, brother, uncle, lover, air traffic controller, colleague and teacher of air traffic control. We will all always remember the many very fine and special things he did for and with us. I love you and miss out chats. Your sister, Carol

Dawna Lund

January 15, 2020

We are so thankful to all who have shared memories of our brother Keith. We have lots of family memories but is nice to hear how he touched the lives of others.

We know Keith put his whole heart and soul into everything he did, from his work to his hobbies including music, golf and sailing. He enjoyed all the friendships he acquired as much so.

We will miss him dearly but will continue to appreciate him for all that he was to us, our one and only brother. In as much as he didn't want any send off, we will do our best to honor his memory and wish him"clear sailing" as he heads off into the sunset.

Thanks to his very good friend Les for sharing the attached photo and to all of you for your kind thoughts,

Dawna and Jim (sister and brother-in-law)


January 14, 2020

Keith often visited us in the summer since moving to Ontario. His usual place of relaxation was our cottage which his sister Debbie gladly turned over the key to for a few week. Payback as we lived at his house twice while building a couple of our homes....
While I didn't share his interest in golf, we did spend many hours discussing cars....old and new, mundane and fast, or affordable or out of our tax bracket! While our interests in vehicles varied, we always found things to ponder, laugh about, or foster a debate.....
Debbie always had a soft spot in her heart for her "big brother". Her memories of their interesting childhood always intrigued me as in many ways Keith and I were very similar....maybe that's what Deb saw in me, and therefore was pleased to have Keith give her to me at our wedding.
Deb passed away this past November, and now Keith......I like to think they are together again......Rick Wood

Hugh Carry

January 14, 2020

So sorry to hear the sad news of Keith's passing. Far too soon! Keith was always the earliest at the course, raring to go. We enjoyed lots of 19th hole banter over a beer. RIP Keith.

Ginette and Doug Jarvo

January 14, 2020

We were very saddened to hear of Keith's passing. He was a dear friend. We worked together for many years. He was thoughtful and kind.
Doug enjoyed many rounds of golf with Keith. There were plenty of jokes, laughter and of course a few pints.
We will miss you Keith, RIP.
Our deep condolences to his family.

Leslie & Bernice Peddle

January 13, 2020

Keith was a good friend to Bernice and I since we first met when he started work in Cornwall in he late '90's. Our daughters also enjoyed his visits over the years,and we are all saddened by his passing.
We have enjoyed many pleasant moments golfing and sharing many laughs ...and the 'occasional' dram!
He was a generous and thoughtful person with impeccable work ethic, who was always appreciated by his students.
We will miss you, Keith - Rest in Peace.
Our deep condolences to Keith's family.

Les and Bernice Peddle and Family

Don Joyce

January 13, 2020

So sad to hear of Keith's passing. I worked with KS in Moncton tower and ACC. We had lots of laughs and memories back then but after a transfer to Edmonton we had lost touch. I recall the day we took the motorcycles down to Fundy and returned to his house and parked the bikes all over his lawn. Great fun. RIP Keith