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Reginald Keen

July 1, 1921 - January 19, 2012


KEEN: Reginald Ian – passed away peacefully with his loving wife by his side on Thursday, January 19, 2012 at Sunridge Place. Reg was born in Victoria, BC on July 1, 1921. Predeceased by his parents; brother, Donald; sister, Winnie; and stepson, Jack Hoggan. Lovingly remembered by his family; wife of 40 years, Edna; children: Patti (Dale) Robertson of Maple Ridge; Wendy (Ron) Rowe of Lacombe; Allan (Gail) of Barhead; and Judy Janet of Calgary, stepson, Ron (Betty) Hoggan, as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, sisters: Betty Hanson and Kay (Max) Bryant.
Having grown up on a farm near Olds, Alberta, Reg was an army veteran of World War II and served in England during the Battle of Britain as a gunner and an ambulance driver. He was an active, dedicated member of Alcoholics Anonymous during most of his forty eight years of continuous sobriety. Reg was a hard worker and a loyal friend. He was always a gentleman with a kind heart and generous spirit.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Ismail, the staff on 2nd floor Cowichan District Hospital and staff at Sunridge Place for all the professional care and compassion during Reg’s illness.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Sherwood House, 280 Government St., Duncan, B.C., on Saturday, January 28, 2012, at 1:30 P.M. Online condolences may be offered www.hwwallacecbc.com


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Fern Holland
Relation: Long time acquaintance

My deepest condolences to Pat, Wendy, Allan, Judy and your families. It’s been many years since we’ve seen your dad in the day when he used to visit in Gleichen. I always remember him as a kind soul and a friendly man who had time for everyone. He was a man who overcame whatever life handed him – he is to be admired. Our thoughts are with you at this time and want you to know we are thinking about you.

Fern Holland and Heather Westgard (Holland).

From: Brenda Swedish (Tower)
Relation: neice

Reg was my uncle, married to Fran Tower’s sister, my aunt. He came to the farm frequently with his children. Reg was always a kind and caring person. Although we lost touch over the years I often thought of him. I am so glad he had his wife by his side. He will be missed. I live in Hong Kong and would be pleased to hear from his children.

From: Jacqueline Keen
Relation: Reg was my father-in-law.

My thoughts & prayers are with you during this difficult time. Dad’s gentle manner was a true gift,one that I will always cherish. I am so glad I followed a nudge to contact Dad & Edna & was able to talk to both of them….. Even after the length of time we were not in contact,Reg told me ” of course you can call me Dad”.

I will cherish the memories of the years when you were my father-in-law,Dad. You have earned your place at God’s table.You will be missed here;however,your heavenly home will give you a life free of pain & God’s many blessings.

Remaining family members,cherish your memories of Dad for they will comfort you at this difficult time.

Rest in peace,Dad!!!!!


p.s. Say hi to my Dad who joined God 11 years ago on January 18th.

From: Jo-Ann Bailey (Girling) (daughter of Ron)
Relation: Family friend

Patsy, Wendy, Allen and Judy
I have lost touch with you over the years but reading of your father’s death brought back a lot of fond memories of holidays together. I wish my dad had become a member of AA as your dad encouraged him to. He might have had a longer happier life too. Feel free to contact me.

From: chuck/maureen carignan
Relation: ian was chuck's uncle

our thoughts and prayers are with you at the passing of your husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. uncle ian was a kind and caring man.

chuck/maureen carignan

From: Mary Carignan
Relation: Niece

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I am sure he will be happy to be with his sister Winnie,brother Don and Mom and Dad. Love and prayers, Mary

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
January 28, 2012
Beginning at 1:30pm

Sherwood House
280 Government St.
Duncan, BC

280 Government St.
Duncan, BC

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