Keith Gerald Peterson passed away peacefully in his sleep at home in Scotch Creek, BC on Thursday, May 1, 2008 at the age of 66. Keith was born in Hanna, Alberta on September 16, 1942 and raised on the family farm in Caroline, Alberta.
Keith is survived by his loving wife, Doris, four children and three step-daughters: Greg (Sheila) Cave, Kamloops, BC, Sherrie (Jim) Ehman, Thousands Oaks, California, Wes (Tammy) Peterson, Vanderhoof, BC, Brad Peterson, Kimberley, BC, Crystal (Brian) Levesque, Scotch Creek, BC, Nadine (Neil) Levesque, Kamloops, BC and Denise Malo-Peterson, Invermay, Sask., mother Elizabeth Heck, Salmon Arm, BC. The pride and joy of his life, his grandchildren, Tyler and Jayla Cave, Meghan and Amanda Ehman, Josh and Jessie Raymond, Tristin and Kayla Korol, Dominic Manuel, and Samantha, Brooke, Sky and Brenna Malo. His brother Walter Peterson and sister Gloria Flower, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. His dad Jack Heck and his brother in-law Jack Flower predeceased Keith.
The many people with whom he worked with, his hunting and fishing buddies and all the many friends he made over the years will remember Keith and what stories they would be able to tell. Keith was also a member of CASARA and he took great pride in the volunteer work he did with them. Keith loved the outdoors and many of his and Doris days were spent searching for new lakes to fish and camp at. He retired from the Sheriff’s Services in 1999 and moved to Kamloops to be with Doris and also to be closer to his parents.
Keith was a loving caring person and the favorite uncle and grandpa; he is going to be dearly missed by all who loved him.
A visitation and viewing will be held on Friday May 9th, 6 – 9 p.m. and Saturday, May 10th, 9 a.m. – noon at Fischer’s Funeral Services, 4060 1st Ave. SW @ TC Hwy. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 10th, 2008 at 3:30 p.m. also at Fischer’s Funeral Services. There will be an open microphone for those who wish to share a story about Keith. Please join the family following the service for a luncheon.
In Lieu of flowers we ask that donations be made to the Canadian Cancer Society’s Jean C Barber Lodge in Keith’s name, 575 – 10th Avenue West, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4C3 (604-879-9131)
Arrangements entrusted to FISCHER’S FUNERAL SERVICES & CREMATORIUM LTD., Salmon Arm, (250) 833-1129, firstname.lastname@example.org