(June 16, 1930 – Aug. 8, 2008)
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our husband, father, grandfather and brother.
Keith will be dearly missed by his wife Carmen, son Ronald (Eliette ), their children Sereen, Allecia and Joshua; daughter Susan (Rodney ) Stuart and their children Heather, Catherine and Ashley, son Jack (Anne); sister Joy ( John ) Weir; his first wife Patricia; and many family members and friends.
He was predeceased by his parents, his brother Howard and his sisters Ethel and Iona.
Keith was born in Saskatoon to Athol and Myrtle Miller. He grew up on a farm in the Woodlawn area. The family moved to Perdue when he was 11 years old, where he finished his schooling. His first career was with the Royal Bank and he worked in many branches across Saskatchewan before deciding to return to farming which was his first love. He and his family settled in Perdue where he bought a farm. He farmed and raised Polled Here-ford cattle until 1980 when his health had forced him to sell his cattle and stop farming.
Keith began his third career in British Columbia working for the B.C. Hereford Association as Secretary-Manager and the Canadian Hereford Digest. He also did freelance writing for the Beef in B.C. magazine and Country Life in B.C.
He travelled to many parts of the province to gather information for his profiles on Hereford ranchers.
The Beef Industry was only one of his many interests. He loved to travel with Carmen which took him to many countries of the world. He enjoyed dancing, wine making, gardening, woodworking and entertaining his friends and neighbors.
A viewing will be held on August 18, 2008 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at Henderson’s Funeral Home in Chilliwack B.C.
The memorial service will be at 2:00 pm on August 18, 2008 at Central Community Church on Chilliwack Central Road, followed by a reception in the church gymnasium. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Keith Gilmore Foundation which provides scholarships for those attending agriculture and journalism schools, or donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
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