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Charles Stuart Keeping

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Charles Stuart Keeping

February 12, 1939 - January 17, 2022


Stu was born in Gainsborough, England to Charles and Irene Keeping. Predeceased by his sister Helen Bonnett.
Survived by his two son’s, Scott (Meghan) and Craig (Christine). He was a proud grandpa to Carter, Taylor and Cassidy.

After finishing his degree at Oxford, Stu started his career in Education (England), teaching art and Social Studies. During his occupation, he met his former wife, Jo, in 1966.

In 1968, they got married and took the train across Canada to teach in Grouard, Alberta. It was at this time Stu completed his Masters Degree. After seeing the beauty of Vancouver Island on a holiday, they decided to look for teaching jobs on the island and Stu began teaching in Youbou. He later completed his PhD in Psychology and began working at Cowichan Secondary School as a counsellor until he retired.

In 2009, Stu received a kidney transplant from his son Craig. Allowing him to enjoy many more memories on the golf course with his boys, socializing with his morning coffee group and participating in weekly aquatic classes. He took great pleasure in watching his kids grow into competitive golfers and loved to work outside on his hobby farm.

Stu will be deeply missed and remembered for his kindness, generosity and love of the Cowichan Valley. But most of all, he will be missed for being the best Dad his sons could have ever asked for.

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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre

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From: Paula
Relation: I teach Aqua fit at the Cowichan Aquatic centre and Stu had attended my class for the last 10 years. I only started back in January 2022 ,and it was Stu that told participants that I was back teaching .

Condolences to the family. Stu’s smiley face will be missed at the Aquatic centre .

From: Sadie Hudspith
Relation: Ron worked in the Counselling department with Stu for many years and through that relationship I got to know Stu quite well.

Ron and Sadie Hudspith offer their sympathy to the family. Ron worked with Stu for many years at Cowichan High School and enjoyed the time they shared together.

From: Audrey Vander schaaf

Condolences with the passing of your Dad. I always enjoyed his dry sense of humour . It was my pleasure to help him out all these years.

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