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KEAL – Geoffrey

March 2, 1936 – March 2, 2011

Geoff Keal, beloved husband of Gayle passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Wednesday.

Geoff was born in England and immigrated to Canada in 1957 at the age of 21 years. Geoff was passionate about his work and trips to Windermere with his family and friends. He always offered to lend a helping hand and would often take over any project started to ensure it was done, and done right. He took great pleasure in seeing people happy with the end result. Geoff was a survivor and determined to tackle anything that had been thrown at him in his life. He always fought the odds and rose to the top. He was an inspiration to many. More then anything Geoff’s wishes were for all those important to him to celebrate his life by spending time with family and friends.

Besides his loving wife Gayle, Geoffrey is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Don and LaVonne Keal, and his two daughters and son-in-law, Leslie Keal and Jana and Derek Koch; grandchildren, Riley, Graysen, Mackenzie and Geoffrey, siblings; Doug and Jean, and extended family and friends.

The Family invite friends to gather and Celebrate Geoff’s life at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S “Fish Creek Chapel” (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Geoffrey Keal, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. LEN/LINA KOCH :

    OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO GAIL, DON, LESLIE, JANA AND FAMILIES – WE WILL DEARLY MISS YOU GEOFF

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  2. Kim Meehan and Guy C. Hamel :

    Dear Gayle and Keal family, we felt a great sadness upon hearing that our dear friend Geoff had passed away. We both wish to express our deep sorrow for your loss.
    We both knew Geoff for a very long time and shall always remember him fondly. He was a great friend to both of us; from the very first day we met him at Shadybrook, back in 1994. He was one of the most kindhearted friends that we ever knew. We feel that your loss is also a loss to all the people who knew him.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you, as we are share the burden of your grief. May God bless you and may God bless Geoff’s soul.
    With love and sympathy,
    Kim Meehan and Guy C. Hamel

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  3. Todd Giesbrecht and family :

    Gayle, Don, Les, and Jana we are so sorry for your loss.

    I will always have fond memories of Geoff for his sense of humour, as well as his advice and help when I was growing up across the street!

    Todd Giesbrecht

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  4. Jackie Kelly :

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Jana. I am so sorry for your loss.

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  5. Denis Miles :

    R.I.P.Geoff. Although we have not seen one another for many years I shall never forget you for the help you gave me when we both worked for Oland Construction. Condolences to all your family. Denis Miles

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  6. I will miss you lots Uncle Geoff all of us will.

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  7. Nancy Matthews :

    Both you and Gayle and will always be in my heart. You brought me alot of happiness during my stay at Shadybrook and especially the time you brought Buffy into my life. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. God Bless. Nancy Matthews & Meesha

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  8. Brian and Sheena Eady :

    We are so sorry to hear of Geoff’s passing, our thoughts are with you all.

    Brian and Sheena

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  9. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy on the passing of Geoff, please know that you are in our thoughts & prayers in this difficult time, I will always have fond memories of growing up in Braeside and enjoying the weekends at the lake with Geoff and your family.

    Tom & Carol Norton

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  10. Beverley McNiven :

    Dear Gayle and family

    My most sincere sympathy.
    Geoff a very important person in the life of John and me when he renovated our home few years ago.
    You will miss him greatly but happy memories will always be with you

    Sincerely Bev McNiven

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  11. Jan & Richard Marz :

    We will miss our visits with Geoff but he put alot good memories in our hearts. He may be gone but not forgotten.Sincere sympathy.Gayle you and your familes are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  12. Ed Liukaitis :

    Don and family

    Sorry to hear of Geoff’s passing.
    Our thoughts are with you.

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  13. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family at this time. We are thinking of you and hope that you can find comfort in the wonderful memories you shared together.

    Arjay & Sandra Oland and Juane Priest

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  14. Good Morning Gayle and Family.

    I learned in today’s Herald of Geoffrey’s passing and wanted to extend my condolences to you and your family.

    I think often of you and Geof when you were “regulars” at Windermere valley Golf Course out there enjoying a round of golf with friends – followed of course with a well-deserved beer or wine. Geof always had time for a chat. I remember thinking that he always seemed to enjoy people as much as the golf…….maybe more?

    Please be comforted, Gayle, by knowing that both Joyce and I are thinking of you at this time.
    Al & Joyce Pollock

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  15. Sean Hayes, O'Dell Electric :

    My first meeting with Geoff ended with him telling me he’d never have our company on his job sites ever again. And that was before he introduced himself! Luckily he gave us another chance and in the years since then he became a good friend. To Gayle and the rest of his family, please know that his passing is profoundly sad for those of us who had the pleasure of working on Geoff’s projects. He was a fine and proud tradesman and an even better person. May he rest in peace.

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  16. Sandra Schimnosky :

    Dear Gayle,
    I am so sorry to hear about Geoff’s passing. I hope that you will be able to find comfort with your family and friends and all the memories you hold in your heart.

    With sincere sympathy,
    Sandra Schimnosky

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  17. KESS & SONIA MARTIN :

    Dear Gayle,

    Geoff and you were in our thoughts just a couple weeks ago. It was a shock to learn of his passing March 2nd. We are sorry for your loss and extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family. I’m sure he will brighten things up in Heaven with his good humor and cheerfulness. God Bless

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  18. Heather & Greg Mander :

    Gayle and Family,
    Greg and I are so saddened to hear about Geoff, please accept our heartfelt sympathy. We have years of great memories of our times at Shadybrook. You & Geoff were always great neighbours & friends.
    Our thoughts are with you from New Brunswick.

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