Keith passed away at his
home in Castlegar after some years of declining health. Keith was born in Castlegar and lived there his entire life. Predeceased by his father Ernie and mother Jean.
He will be missed by his brothers Ed (Sydney), Rod and sister Carol Mackereth (Ron), his nieces and nephews as well as his extended family of those within the Kootenay Society for Community Living.
Keith was a happy and outgoing person who loved his friends and family. He loved music and dancing, and his special friend Monique. He was quick to laugh, never judged anyone and gave unconditional love.
Some may remember Keith from his years as part of the recycling team at Selkirk College. Others may remember Keith as someone who seldom missed community events.
Many thanks to the wonderful people of the Kootenay Society for Community Living and to Dr. Keith Merritt. Thank you to the emergency responders.
The family plans a private memorial at a later date. Cremation has taken place.
Rest in peace Keith, you were a special person and will be dearly missed.