Robert Keith McKay

Jul 26, 1935 – Apr 2, 2018
Died peacefully on April 2, 2018 at Valley haven long-term care facility, Chilliwack, B.C. with his wife Patricia and friends by his side.

He is survived by his dearly loved wife of 55 years, Patricia (nee Grace), his sister Laura Martin (Robert), his nephew David Martin, sisters in law Susan Bell (Harry) and Beverly Grace as well as numerous McKay and McCormick relatives in the Fort Frances, Ontario area. He is also survived by his good friends Laura Leys, husband Phil and family who worked tirelessly in Keith’s last years to enable him to remain at home.

Keith was born on July 26, 1935 in Burriss Township, Northwestern Ontario, the son of the late Kenneth McKay and Hazel McCormick. He attended school in Burriss and later in Fort Frances. After graduating from high school, he joined the Military (Air Force) where he began to learn accounting. After discharge in 1957, he completed an accounting degree by correspondence and later in 1969 a B.A. (History and Economics) from

Simon Fraser University, Vancouver B.C. His career in accounting was as an auditor for various companies and as a manager of Credit Unions in the Chilliwack B.C. area.

Along with their busy careers, both Pat and Keith we able to indulge their love of horses by establishing small horse farms on several of their properties. They boarded horses, developed riding rings for community use and arranged trail rides. Horses were Pat’s passion and Keith came to enjoy them as well.

Cremation has taken place and following Keith’s wishes there will be no funeral.

At a later date~ his ashes will be buried beside his father in the Burriss cemetery.


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