Keith Gregory passed away peacefully on August 23, 2007 11:00 PM at Eden Care Centre, Chilliwack, surrounded by his family. He was born in Watson, Saskatchewan to Gordon and Dora Gregory.
He will be greatly missed by his five children, Faye (Doug) Dalgleish, Judy (Gerry) Carruthers, Debbie (Ron) Hupper, Cheryl (Kirk) Donnelly, Bill (Vicki) Gregory; his older brother Mervyn Gregory; ten grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren; his step children, Jeff (Joanne) Toop, Larry (Dawn) Toop; trusted friends Jim (Sandi) Topley; numerous nieces and nephews, step nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, also many long time friends.
He was predeceased by his parents; by his wife of 48 years Fairlene Edith Gregory in 1986 and his second wife Dorothy Irene Gregory in 2005; his brothers Frank, Howard and Joe and sisters Elva and Phyllis.
Dad and Mom moved to Vancouver BC in 1941 where he worked at Dominion Bridge then later drove taxi until moving to Chilliwack in the late forties. He joined his dad Gordon and brother Mervyn in fox farming on Young Road South which later turned to mink ranching with their brother Joe joining them. They also ran Gregory Brothers Sand and Gravel business. After retiring from the mink business he started a small painting business.
Dad was president of the Canadian Order of Foresters in Chilliwack. He was an avid curler, winning the Club Championship and was President of the Chilliwack Curling Club. He helped plan and instigate the building of the curling club. He enjoyed the outdoors and loved golfing and camping and later on travelling in his many different RV units down south and across the country. He spent many happy family times at our Lindell cabin always suggesting a badminton game, boat ride or waterskiing. He was known for his humour, warm smile, enthusiastic nature and generosity to others. He was always there when you needed him. We will miss him forever.
Our family would like to express to all the staff at Eden our appreciation for their love and attentive care they gave our father in his last years. Special thank you to Dr. Archie Young, who until he retired, took such great care of our father and then Dr. Bull whose gentle, compassionate ways helped dad in his last years.
A tribute to his memory will be held on Sunday, September 9, 2007 at 1:00 pm at the little Foresters Hall, 7194 Vedder Rd Sardis.