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Keith Deline

September 16, 2022

Passed away on Friday, September 16, 2022 at the age of 89, after a battle with cancer. Keith is survived by his wife Anna; his children: Christine, Shari (Bruce), Kerry (Enid), Gordon (Liuda); grandchildren: Shawn, Alex, Saundra, Ashley; and great-grandchild Rose. Also will be greatly missed by brother Bill (Cheech), stepchildren Hal (Anne), Geordie (Lynn), Mark (Dayna), Elaine, Roger (Kathryn) and Graham. He was a kind and loving man who was always there to pitch in and help; his love of life will be deeply missed by those who were lucky enough to know him. Keith and Anna travelled and cruised all over the world. They spent many winters in Florida. He was an avid reader of both fiction and non-fiction. Cremation has taken place, and interment will be held at Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa, Ontario. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Keith are asked to consider St. Joseph’s Hospice of London, PO Box 1449, Stn B, London N6A 5M2.

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Keith and I went swimming at the Forwell Gravel Pit in Kitchener/Waterloo area around 1950. During that time, while deciding to swim across the pit, Keith suddenly disappeared under the water. When I went over to where he had been, I saw his arm beneath the water, so I reach for it. In his desperation, he grabbed on to me. Not being a very strong swimmer myself, I called out for help to some older teens sitting on the bank. They came and pulled the both of us out of the water. I realize now that the Lord had a purpose for us to survive and make a necessary contribution in the world. Sounds like a lot of you have been blessed by the help that he provided that day.

~ Bill Luft

Dear Anna, We came aware today of Keith's passing and hope you will accept our sincere condolences. Our thoughts are with you in this difficult time.

~ Harry and Nellie Rohrman

Earlene and I extend our sincere sympathies to you and family. Kieth was a great friend over many years. We will miss playing his game of Tock and his saying while playing; "how did you do that" "I have a plan". Always many good laughs. Cruising with the two of you was also an enjoyable holiday. And those many dinners together. Happy times we shall always remember. He was a special person. Rest in PEACE KEITH. Earlene and Russel

~ Earlene and Russel Santor

Dear Anna and family Sue and I are so very sorry to hear of Keiths passing . Although we lost touch over the last many years, when I worked with him I learned to respect and admire him. May your fond memories of your years together bring you comfort at this difficult time. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Our sincere sympathy God Bless you and your family --Ron and Sue Jackson

~ Ron Jackson

Grandpa loved being alive in this world; I’ll remember the many nature walks and handwritten updates in every card he sent. My heart is with my family and Nana Anna and all who were dear to him.

~ Shawn

Dear Anna & Family : Sincere condolences to all. I have very fond memories of Keith and can easily say he had a significant positive influence on my life. He took a chance on a 'young' me by hiring me at RCMP many years ago at a time when I lacked direction. From there, he was fully involved in being a great mentor. I learned many skill sets and traits that served me well in the following 36 years. He won't be forgotten.

~ BiLL Roy

I worked with Keith at Ottawa Headquarters for several years. He was always involved in special projects with a great deal of focus. I know that he formed many friendships during those Ottawa days. Keith had a great sense of humor, compassion and was always interested in the lives of his friends and co workers.

~ Mark Gilliam

Dear Brother, both Cheech and I will miss you but we know you are now free from pain and in peace. Rest in peace my brother. Keith was a happy caring gentleman who thought of others, and who always made us feel welcomed and cherished. Anna and Family, our deepest condolences and we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

~ Bill and Cheech Deline

Our sincere condolences to Anna and family during this difficult time. Please take comfort in knowing that Keith is no longer in pain and is in a place of serenity! We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Keith and Anna, conversation was always insightful and interesting! Our thoughts and prayers are with the Family.

~ Keith Sanschagrin/ Pat Deline

I remember Keith as a kind and patient man. He was a large presence in my life during my teens. He took my brother and me to several RCMP shooting competitions, where we spent the day changing paper targets and watching some amazing pistol shooting. I see him as one of the several influences that led me into a career in law enforcement. Thank you, Keith. Rest easy. Heartfelt condolences to Chris and the entire family.

~ Don Gougeon

How lucky was I to have Dad in my life for 66 years! His dry sense of humour, inquisitive outlook on life and kindness to all lives on. He loved his whole family, and enjoyed spending time with us and making memories. I will cherish those memories as I think of him and his laughing eyes and large smile whenever he saw me and wrapped me in a hug. Love you Dad

~ Christine

I’m so sorry for the passing of my dear Father in law Keith, words cannot truly express what I’m feeling inside. I was so blessed to have him in my life, Kerry, Ashley and I will miss you, may your soul Rest In Peace. Love always Enid

~ Enid

I am deeply sorry about Keith's passing. I will always remember his positivity, kindness, energy, love and care for his family. We are heartbroken to have lost him. There is one more Angel in Heaven...

~ Liudmila

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