The Obit For Keith MacDonald

Robert (Keith) MacDonald

The Victoria Times-Colonist, 12/13/2008

MacDONALD, Robert (Keith) On December 10, 2008, Keith lost his fight with cancer.

He leaves to remember him his partner, Sheelagh; son, Brian (Sharlene); daughters, Brenda (Jesse), and Cheryl (Michael); grandchildren, Josh, Hannah, Ben, Bethany, John, Isaiah, Arden, and Elsie.

Keith was born in Montreal, PQ, but grew up in Chatham, NB., where his love of baseball and passion for hockey grew. After graduating from Chatham, NB., he signed a baseball contract with the Boston Red Sox Organization. He played in the minors for three years, as a left handed pitcher.

When his baseball career ended, he moved west to Duncan, B.C. where he raised his children and worked for the Municipality of North Cowichan for 32 years.

Upon his retirement he moved to Victoria and worked as a casual at Pearkes Arena. He loved his work as an icemaker at Fuller Lake Arena for 16 years, and then Pearkes Arena for the past two years. His passion for hockey kept him playing up until the beginning of November 2008.

He will be remembered fondly by all his hockey mates, friends, and family, as a most kindhearted person who loved to laugh and tell stories.

Thank you to all the staff at Royal Jubilee Unit RPI and Hospice for their wonderful care of Keith. Special thank you to Dr. Andrew Attwell. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the BC Cancer Agency.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, December 17 at 2 pm at First Memorial Funeral Services, 4725 Falaise Dr, Vic. 517701.