Suffering from dementia and congestive heart failure was not what Keith pictured for his final years. He succumbed on July 26th with his beloved daughter Niki (Nicolle) by his side, who supported and cared for both her father and his best friend and partner of 35 years, Dawn Carey, over these last few months.
Fascination and Curiosity were attributes that best describe Keith. This was evident in both his professional and personal lives. “I just gots to know” he would say. He had a unique and unfiltered genius. Coupled with his sense of humour, you never knew which direction this would take him, which was part of his genius. He was way ahead of his time in his thinking and couldn’t quite understand why others often had a hard time following him. His ability to tell stories was second to none. He was a magnet for children and took great delight in watching them develop. He was a formidable man with a vast and varied thirst for knowledge that left you wanting more. Some would say, Keith never had a thought he didn’t express. All he asked in return was that you be intellectually honest with yourself.
Keith was just as happy tinkering at the cottage as he was studying the electrophysiology of the brain with his international partners. He loved finding creative solutions to problems, be them scientific or everyday household issues. He was an entrepreneur, inventor, CEO and a cherished father and partner.
Keith is survived by his wife of 35 years, Dawn Carey, who was his rock and best friend in life. He had an unbreakable bond with his son Clark and daughter Nicolle (Dan). He was predeceased by his sister Eleanor (Barry Lamb). He is survived by his in-laws, Shaun Carey (Laura), Joe Carey (Miche) Heather Wood (Scott) and many adored nieces and nephews, and granddaughters Amanda & Julie.
At Keith’s request there will be no funeral. The family’s hope is that a smile comes to your face when you think about him and to take the time to stop and read a book every now and then. Donations can be made to your local Library.
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