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Date of Passing: Jan 19, 2023

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 January 3, 1951 - January 19, 2023

Keith Cameron lived his best life with his wife Brenda at his side, until his very last breath on January 19th, 2023. Keith will always be close at heart to his son Shayne (Lyndsey) and their children Rilynn, Hailey and Joel and his daughter Carla (Jesse Antonation) with their children Laila and Tynan.
The value of family was instilled in him by his mother Della Cameron (Shoemaker). Della and father lan Cameron were living in Sydney MB when Keith and his twin sister, Karen (Johnny Wright), were born on January 3, 1951. Della and lan already had three young sons when the twins came along, Don (Lynne), Jack (Betty Lou) and Doug (Jeanette). Keith was predeceased by his parents and brother Doug. Cancer was the last thing that Keith and Doug had in common and now they are together again, in peace.
Keith will be missed by his siblings and brothers and sister’s in-law, his aunt, his many cousins, nieces and nephews as well as his mother in-law, Hazel, who held a special place for him in her heart.
When Keith was a young child, the Cameron's moved back to Woodnorth MB. Keith shared countless happy stories about growing up in Woodnorth and later in Virden, many escapades involving his Woodnorth cousins. Keith went on to become an electrician, starting his career with Jamieson and Judd in Brandon. Following that he worked with IBEW at various locations, travelling to Lynn Lake and Dryden. From there he worked until his retirement at Enbridge.
He married Brenda (Kilford) in 1973. They were a few months short of fifty years of marriage. Keith and Brenda started their married life in Brandon MB. In those early days and when their kids were young, they would go on camping and fishing trips with friends. Skownan, Snow Lake and Metagosh were frequent destinations. Keith had a brief curling career in Brandon and belonged to the Brandon Trap Club where he was known to have a good shot. Keith moved his family to Virden in 1989 when he took an electrical job with Enbridge (then IPL) and worked at Cromer MB. They built a beautiful home in town that backed onto the creek, an ideal place for their family to grow up.
He spent many mornings waiting for geese to fly over the blind with a black lab named Casey at his side. Keith was a legion member for 49 years in honour of his father lan and his father in-law Harry Kilford. Keith looked forward to golfing on men's night, a Sunday drive out to Woodnorth and had a soft spot for old cars.
Keith enjoyed 12 years of retirement where he and Brenda shared an Alaskan Cruise plus a houseboat vacation with Keith's family. They spent several winters at their home in Arizona and all their summers at Oak Lake. The lake life was his paradise that he created for others to enjoy. The more people coming and going the better. With Jack next door, Don across the street and Grant up the road, there wasn't a day where something didn't need to be discussed or fixed. Summer morning coffees, the daily project, and Happy Hours will never be the same at the lake.
His grandchildren were the highlight of his retirement years. They looked forward to trips to the booth on Big Red, boat rides, bonfires, and Sunday morning breakfasts. Most of all, Keith loved nothing more than to get the ice cream out of the freezer and start dishing it out. A bowl of ice cream every day and sometimes twice, was just right. We will share these memories with his youngest grandkids, who are not old enough to remember.
Keith kept his lawn pristine and his truck clean, and he paid attention to the details. He led by example and with few words. Keith didn't need to be loud to be heard. We will always be listening.
Our family wishes to thank everyone for their support with phone calls and visits, messages, cards, flowers, food, memorial donations, and other tributes in memory of Keith. To those who attended the memorial from near and far and who shared their memories, we say Thank you. To the home care and Palliative Care workers, thank you so much or your help. Everything and everyone's support has meant so very much to us at this difficult time.

Brenda, Shayne, Carla, and families



As published in Brandon Sun on Mar 11, 2023

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