Keray F. Rollins

  • "Keray was my teacher, my mentor and my colleague. I am..."
  • "Keray was such a reliable and creative colleague. my..."
  • "Keray will leave an empty space in our hearts. Farewell,..."
    - Ann Sutherland
  • "Dear Jean and Family: so sorry to hear of Keray's passing...."
  • "Condolences to the Rollins family. Mr. Rollins was my..."
    - Rick Taylor

Keray F. Rollins October 9, 1938 - May 26, 2018 Keray passed away at RCH on May 26 at the age of 79 after a long battle with heart and health issues. He is survived by his wife, Jean, his daughter, Rosemary, his brother, Hartley, and his nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother, Louella Mackie, and his son, Evan. Keray attended both Britannia and Templeton Secondary Schools in Vancouver. He graduated from UBC with a Masters Degree in Education. Keray taught in the Surrey School District for 37 years, mainly at Queen Elizabeth Secondary as a teacher-librarian. He was active in the Surrey Teachers Association. He also served on the BC College of Teachers Discipline and Qualifications Committee. Keray was a member of the Surrey Stroke Recovery Group for many years. He was a loyal and caring friend, a loving father to his son and daughter, and an excellent spouse of 57 years. Night, night. Love you.

An honest man here lies at rest,

The friend of man,

the friend of truth,

The friend of age,

and guide of youth:

Few hearts like his,

with virtue warm'd,

Few heads with knowledge

so inform'd;

If there is another world,

he lives in bliss;

If there is none,

he made the best of this.

There will be a gathering to celebrate Keray at the Edmond's Community Centre (7433 Edmonds Street) at 2:00 pm August 9.

Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from June 9 to June 11, 2018
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