Keith Gordon Dunnett

September 28, 1928January 2, 2021

After a very short illness, with heavy hearts we announce his passing.

Survived by Joyce, his life-long, loving partner of 68 years. Beloved father of 5 children – Arlene (John), Murray (Louise – deceased), Ron (deceased), Susan (Allan), and Karen, and a wonderful Grandpa to 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Survived by his sister Betty Mackie and brother Len Dunnett; pre-deceased by sisters Dorothy Shaver and June Powdrill, and brother Jim Dunnett.

Keith was a long-time permanent resident of Dundas. In years gone by, he was a sports enthusiast, which included hockey and lacrosse, long-distance running, golfing, and lawn bowling. A number of years he was the Assistant Manager at the Dundas Arena. His work career included National System of Baking (where he met Joyce), Herb Bowes Cleaners, and Prudential Insurance. He was also a former Town Councillor in West Flamborough and Dundas.

Cremation has taken place.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Kay Laverty

January 17, 2021

Sorry very very sorry to hear of Keith's passing Joyce. I am thinking of you & the family at this difficult time.

Kay Laverty

Doug Kennedy

January 11, 2021

Sending deepest condolences, on behalf of all the Kennedy siblings, to Joyce and all the Dunnett clan from far away. The Kennedys lived across the road and as kids we spent half our lives intertwined with each other, and to all of us Kennedys Keith was truly like an uncle to us. His smile and enthusiasm for life was always clear to see. Whenever I came “home” to Dundas over the years I would invariably bump into Keith and we would have a nice chat. May his memory be a blessing.

Bill Thompson

January 10, 2021

I extend my deepest sympathy to you Joyce and your family. I have many fond memories of running with Keith. Keith was one of Canada's top runners, with his determination and short quick strides. I am honored and blessed to have been a friend and team mate of Keith. He will never be forgotten. Today and always may your memories bring you peace, comfort and support.

David Dunnett

January 9, 2021

Dear Aunt Joyce and all our cousins and families - We were very sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Keith. I have many fond memories from our younger days growing up together. Our thoughts are with you during this time. David Dunnett and family

lee stephen

January 8, 2021

as a friend of jim powdrill (tom /june) i have known kieth for a number of years . for me though it was his helpfull attitude and nature that helped me at the dundas lawn bowling club .having kieth and joyce as team mates when they were playing was a positive for me . better than playing against . stephen lee

Stewart Brown

January 8, 2021

Keith Dunnett has always been one of my favourite Dundas people, from his road-running and lacrosse-playing days in the 1950s to his
lawn-bowling years in the Driving Park.
Keith was never at a loss for words and his enthusiasm fired up many a conversation. He owned the copyright on the air-shattering cry of "You Turkey!"whenever one of his bowls did not obey what he'd told it to do.
My sympathies to Joyce and the Dunnett family. Keith had a good long life and I have fond memories of his friendship.

Cathy Walker Hammond

January 8, 2021

My heartfelt condolences to the Dunnett family. My parents, John and Vera Walker shared many good times and laughs with Keith and Joyce. Keith always had a smile on his face and was a real gentleman. I know he will be dearly missed.

Shirley Zess

January 7, 2021

Deepest sympathy to the Dunnett Family.I met Keith when he cut the grass at the old LC.BO store in Dundas .He was a real gentle man. May he RIP. Sincerely Shirley

Trevor Jones

January 7, 2021

Fran and I have known Keith as a true friend for many years and will miss him greatly. Our thoughts are with you, Joyce, and your family.

Fran and Trevor Jones

Deanna Hutton

January 7, 2021

Dear Aunt Joyce and family. I was so sad to hear of the passing of Uncle Keith. He was a great many loved by so many. I said to a friend that I would have to live at least two lifetimes to know as many people as Uncle Keith and that probably still wouldn’t be enough. He touched so many people’s lives in one way or another. He will be truly missed. Sending all our love.