Bryan Keith

A photo of Bryan Keith


Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Monday August 23, 2021
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Bryan “Buffy” Keith of Blenheim passed away with his family by his side at the Chatham Kent Hospice on Friday August 20, 2021.  He was the much loved husband of Nancy (Drewery) Keith, father of Belinda Keith, Jolene Keith (Bob Payne), Victoria Keith and Master Corporal Bryan James Keith (Crystal), grandfather of Justis, Charlie, Ryerson, Sawyer, Hudson, Denver, Devon, Ava and Everly and great-grandfather of Sigourney.

Bryan was born 69 years ago to the late James & Annie (McGinnis) (Keith) Van Lukawiecki.  He is survived by his siblings Danny Keith, Brenda Cuming (Roger), Diane Hooper, Sandy Keith, Bob Keith, Lori Meredith (Mike) and his sister-in-law Joyce Keith.     He was predeceased by his brother Rick Keith and his brother in law Larry Hooper.

Bryan was a painter by trade whose quality of life was determined by the amount of time he was able to spend on a golf course.  He loved Hallowe’en and probably would have made it a national holiday if he could.  His house was a favourite on Hallowe’en night; he always sat on his front porch and made sure that all of the trick-or-treaters who came left with more than they ever needed.  Even during COVID, he rigged up a way to keep his distance while at the same time, making sure that all of the neighbourhood kids left happy.

It was Bryan’s wish that cremation take place and that his friends have a chance to visit his family, because those were the people who were most important to him.  That time will take place at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home on Mondy August 23, 2021 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Please call the funeral home to reserve a visitation time.  Face coverings must be worn.

Bryan was the “host with the most” when it came to entertaining.  From his get-togethers with the Slo Pitch ball teams to his annual family reunions he was the best and always made sure that everyone enjoyed themselves.  His last request was for his family to throw a party on the Eve of Hallowe’en (Saturday October 30, 2021) at the Willow Ridge Golf Course (his home away from home) since that day and that place were very important to him.  (Details will follow closer to the event).

For those wishing to remember Bryan in a special way, the family would appreciate it if you consider a donation to the Chatham-Kent Hospice in lieu of flowers.

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My sincere condolences Nancy and family

So sorry to hear of Bryon's passing. He was the captain of our card team at Branch 465 in Merlin. Many exciting memories. Our sincere condolences to the family.

Belinda and Family, I met Bryan several times and we discussed his earlier years by the arena....he will always very kind and laughing. He also did one heck of a paint job every time! My sympathies in his passing - I always remember his laugh.

Nancy & Family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Bryan. I just ran into him at Morning Calm not too long ago and had a nice chat with him, as always, such a nice guy! My sincere condolences to you and your family during this very difficult time.

Deepest condolences to all family members in your time of grief.

Our sincerest condolences to the Keith family at this sad time.

Nancey & Family I am truly sorry for your loss. Then there is Eternity with God.

Condolences to family. Brian spent many hours side by side working at Motor wheel and we both spent time socially with our young families way back when.

So terribly sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers and love are with you all.

Sending my sincere condolences to all of Brian's family. Spent some good times with him back in the Motor Wheel days. RIP Brian

Nancy & family. Friday the gates of heaven opened wide while Brian our angel entered into eternity. He will meet friends & will continue to celebrate life without pain. Bet he’s already got a game of golf in & a cold beer on the coarse. Hold tight to your many fond memories. He will be missed but never forgotten. R.I.P. Brian.

Dear Nancy and family, so very sorry for your loss.May Bryan RIP.

My condolences to the Keith families and especially to Bryan's children -- Belinda, Jolene and Vicky who are my grandnieces and BJ, my grandnephew, and their families. I think the following is suitable for Bryan as it has been for Phil. " Do not mourn for me for I have not left you. Look in the eyes of my children and grandchildren, And you will find me there" Sincerely, Mary Kearns

Nancy and family I was so sorry to hear of Bryan’s passing. Thinking of you and sending my condolences. RIP Bryan

Nancy, I am so sorry to hear that Bryan has passed. He was a fun guy to talk to and he will be missed. My condolences to all of Bryan's family and friends.

Sorry to hear of Bryan's passing. Will miss his parties after golf and euchre games. He truly loved the course and people in general. RIP Bryan!

Deepest condolences to Lori and the Keith family in your time grief . Thinking of you all our deepest sympathies the Hendricks family !!

Sincere condolences to Brian’s wife, children, and siblings. We have many fond memories of Brian from the Motor Wheel days, he truly will be missed, he will always remain in our thoughts. ❤️

Nancy & Family: I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of Bryan. He was such a friendly guy. May your treasured memories help you through the days ahead. Janet (Blommaert) & Allan Cunningham

So sorry to hear of Bryans' passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with you Nancy & family.

So sorry to hear of your loss . He Always had a good story to tell , he will be missed by many . .

Thoughts and prayers to you all… Brian was an amazing guy and will be really missed 💔

To the families we send our deepest sympathies...holding you in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time..

So very sorry to hear of passing of Bryan. Thinking of you Nancy and family. Many good memories of you two. Hugs!

Thinking of you through this sad time Nancy to you and your family. Remembering the “garage crew” fun times playing darts! Kelly Jenereaux and Mike Smith

Lori Sorry for your loss. Dona said he had painted her mother and dad house in Blenheim. That trip to the golf couse a couple weeks ago turned out to be very important to all

So sorry Nancy to hear of Bryans' passing may he always be smiling