Keith was born in Kamloops, BC to Connie and Tom. A gifted actor, Keith spent 50 years of his life performing on stages all across Canada, with the majority of his career spent at the Stratford Festival. He also worked in film and television, most recently with a recurring role on Chesapeake Shores. In addition to his passion for the arts, Keith was committed to making his community and country a better place. That led him to his long-time involvement with the NDP, including running as a federal candidate in 2006.
Keith’s greatest joy in life was his family. Survived by his beloved wife, Emma, to whom he was married for 45 years, and their three children Sam (Tabitha), Joe (Maya), and Sophie (Michael). He and Emma spent his final year in Victoria, BC, living just a few floors up from his adoring grandchildren, Arden and Iris. Despite a lifetime on stage and screen, Keith’s favourite audience was his family, and no one could make them laugh the way he did.
He will also be missed by his mother-in-law Caroline Neville, brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and numerous cousins. He is predeceased by his parents as well as his father-in-law, John Neville.
Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation to the Perth-Wellington NDP or a charity of your choosing.