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John William McKeen


John William McKeen

John William McKeen passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on July 4th, 2019 at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital.  Son of the late Bennett and Gertrude (Yerxa) McKeen, John was born on April 6th, 1950 in Lower Queensbury.

He will be greatly missed by his wife of 46 years Donna; his children Troy (Alicia), Kevin (Deborah), Shawn(Amanda) and Vanessa(Kyle); his grandchildren, Morgan, Myles(Kaitlyn), Chase, Luc, Maverick, Makenna and Cheyenne; his brother George (Lynn); sister Una Cairns, mother-in-law Greta King, several brothers and sisters in-law, nieces, nephews and long-time friend Roy Kelly.  Predeceased by his parents, father-in-law Arnold King, brothers-in-law Doug Cairns and Paul King.

John was very proud of the family he created with Donna.  A man that appreciated the simple things in life like cutting firewood, tipping in the fall and coffee shop time with the group.

He was a hard worker and instilled those values in his children and grand children.  John was employed with Department of Transportation for 24 years before his retirement.

To honour John’s life, visitation will be held from the Second Kingsclear Baptist Church on Tuesday July 9th, 2019 from 10 am to 12 pm followed by a funeral service at 1 pm with Rev Peter Valji officiating. from interment to follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences can be made to  

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Service Date
Tuesday, July 9, 2019