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.