WALTER BURNETT KEITH (Retired Toronto Fire Department Captain) It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Walter at Lakeridge Health, Oshawa, on Friday, May 16, 2014 at the age of 79. 'Sonny' was the beloved husband of Barbara for 61 years. Loving father of Dawn (David Avdichuk) and Cathy (Colin Smith). Proud and loving Grampa of Joshua, Jordan and Emma. Walter retired from the Toronto Fire Department in 1989 after 32 years of service. Walter was a kind-hearted and caring husband, father and grandfather who greeted each day with enthusiasm and touched the lives of all who knew him. Walter will be remembered for his integrity, honesty, sense of humour, generosity and strength and most importantly his love of life. A special thanks to Dr. Dixon and the staff at Lakeridge Health Oshawa Cancer Unit for their outstanding care. Family and friends will be received at MOUNT LAWN RECEPTION CENTRE, 21 Garrard Rd., Whitby (North of Hwy. 2), 905-443-3376, on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday, May 22, 2014 from 10 a.m. until the time of the Memorial Service in the chapel at 11 a.m. Following the service a reception will be held on site. In lieu of flowers, donations to Lakeridge Health Oshawa Cancer Care or St. Michael's Hospital Cardiac Unit would be appreciated. Memories may be shared at www.mountlawn.ca
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Published in the Toronto Star on May 20, 2014