It is with great sadness that the family of the late Keith Mercer announces his passing on Saturday, October 9th, 2021 at Western Memorial Regional Hospital in his 77th year. He will be lovingly remembered by his sister, Joan (Sam) Spares, Oakville, ON; nieces Stephanie Spares, Oakville, ON, Heather Spares (Roger Gumbau Brisa), Sydney, NS, and Denise Spares & family, Paralowie, Australia; step-niece Barb (Rod) White, Corner Brook, NL; numerous cousins and other family members in Grand Bank, St. John’s, and across Canada; and close friends, Dave and Gwen Alcock, Mount Pearl, NL. Keith was predeceased by parents George Mercer and Jean Buffett Mercer Whyte, as well as step-father Ron Whyte, step-brother Rex (Daisy) White, and step-sisters Olive (Jack) Adderley and Beverley (George) Neal.
Keith worked until retirement at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital in Corner Brook as a lab technologist. In his free time, he could be found at his cabin on Bonne Bay Pond, enjoying time in nature, cross country skiing, bowling, and playing darts, a hobby he continued well into his retirement years. In addition to his various hobbies, he was a member of the Bay of Islands Rod and Gun Club and the Masonic Lodge in Corner Brook. He was also a strong supporter of the Bay of Islands SPCA where he volunteered and adopted his two cats, Milo and Deacon, who were his close companions in his retirement years.
Family and friends were important to Keith, and he frequently made time to visit those he loved. In addition to trips around Newfoundland, he travelled often to visit close family in Ontario. His trip out to the Yukon to visit his friend Stan and family was a highlight he spoke fondly of over the years. Keith was an active and long-time member of First United Church in Corner Brook, having attended from early childhood up until his passing. He loved to volunteer and would often participate in the various suppers, charity functions, committees, and bible studies.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 30 at 1:00 p.m. from First United Church, Park Street with Rev. John van Vliet officiating. Please call the church office at 634-5301 to register, Vaccine Passports will be required for entry.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at Western Memorial Regional Hospital for their kindness, care and support. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the First United Church, or the Western Regional Hospital Foundation.