1931 – 2011

With our hearts full of sorrow we announce the passing of H. Keith Poucher on September 14, 2011. Keith was born April 3, 1931 in Nottingham, England and upon completion of his military service, apprenticed in the lumber industry. After a brief stint in West Africa, Keith and his wife, Jacqueline, decided to immigrate to Canada and eventually settled in Vancouver. He started his own company in the lumber wholesaling business and was one of the early recipients, in the 1970’s, of a hardwood timber license.

Over the years he raised his family and continued working in the lumber business, owning and operating several sawmills around the province. Towards the end of his career he became a developer and built five industrial warehouses in Chilliwack, where he eventually moved to in 1987. He enjoyed sports and was an avid traveler; later in life he and Jacquie enjoyed many trips to Central America and the Caribbean, Alaska, Hawaii and numerous countries in Europe. His real passion though was his garden and home; he designed and landscaped his last two homes in which he lived for the last 40 years.

Keith will be dearly missed by Jacqueline, his loving wife of 55 years, his children Fiona, Nicholas (Laura) and Julia; his five grandchildren, Barrie, Andrew, Nicholas, Christopher and Chiara; his two brothers Ramsey and Derek and their families and many other friends and relatives both here and in the U.K. Many thanks to the doctors, nurses and volunteers at Abbottsford Regional Hospital and the Cascade Hospice for their kind and considerate attention. The family will hold a private service, in lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Cascade Hospice in Chilliwack.

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