Keith Malcolm Smith, age 62, of Corner Brook; formerly of Bishop’s Falls, NL, passed away peacefully on November 28 surrounded by his family. Keith was born in Bishop’s Falls to George William Smith and Ruth Doreen Smith on March 6, 1956. He went to high school at Bursey Memorial Collegiate and graduated in 1974. He went on to earn his pilot’s license with Niagara Helicopters in 1978. Throughout his career he had the opportunity to fly in Newfoundland and Labrador; northern Canada; and south-east Asia. He was an enthusiastic outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, trapping and he loved a good game of cards. Keith loved road trips, especially on his motorcycle. He was an avid reader who was well versed in current affairs; and was most happy to engage in lively discussions.
Keith’s proudest and most rewarding career decision was being the daycare provider for his granddaughter Haille, as a toddler. She was the light of his life.
Keith is survived by his wife, Patricia; daughter Angie; sons Jonathan and Jeremy, and granddaughter, Haille; brothers Paul (Madonna) and Mark ((Karen) and sister Arlene (Alistair); nieces and nephews: Carly, Krista, Amanda, Jonathan Margo, Mark and Maya; brothers-in-law: Angus, Michael (Brenda), Donald (Geraldine) and Gerald (Sheila); sisters-in-law: Alice, Cathy and Barbara; as well as a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He is predeceased by his parents George and Ruth Smith, brother Christopher Reid Smith, and father and mother-in-law Patrick and Alice Canning.
Visitation will take place from Fillatre’s Funeral Home, 4 St. Marks Avenue on Sunday, December 2nd from 12 Noon to 2:00 P.M. followed by a Memorial service from Fillatre’s Chapel at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Norman Joy officiating. Interment will follow at a later date. Flowers can be sent to Fillatres or donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to physicians and nurses in the Chemotherapy Unit, Unit 3A, Palliative Care Unit, and his family physician Dr. M. Smallwood.