August 11, 1940 – September 22, 2012
It is with deep sadness that Keith’s loving wife Doreen, his daughter Jamie (Cam, Mitchell, Jacob) and son Jody (Wendy, Cade) announce the passing of their amazing and beloved husband and father on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at the age of 72 after his courageous battle with cancer.
Keith was born in Brooks, Alberta August 11, 1940 and moved several times within Alberta in the early years due to his father Ted’s work and finally settled in Leduc, AB. Keith met and married his beautiful wife Doreen, of 48 years, in Leduc Alberta. After the birth of their two children Jamie and Jody, Keith moved his family to Calgary Alberta where he worked in the crane and construction industry until he retired in 2009. Keith’s passion and skill for construction allowed him to continually build and add to an already welcoming and loving home that he and Doreen created over the years. Keith’s other passions include camping in his motor home (“The Bus”), boating with his children and grandchildren, Sunday dinners with his family and salmon fishing with Doreen. Keith’s overwhelming love and support for his grandsons Jacob and Mitchell was continually displayed by his persistent attendance at most every sporting and school events. Keith’s incredible strong will, determination and love for his family allowed him to endure the battle far beyond all expectations.
Keith is also survived by his brothers Roy (Mickey) and Leonard (Marion); his brother-in-law Bob Gehlert; and sister-in-law Debby Gehlert.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Friday, September 28, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Please forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial donations can be made to the Tom Baker Cancer Center (1331 – 29th Street N.W. Calgary, AB T2N 4N2).
In living memory of Keith Nelson, 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences