Keith Chandler Birch

Birch, Keith Chandler

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, brother, father and grandfather, Keith Birch passed away on December 24, 2015 at 71 years of age after a lengthy illness. Late of Maple Ridge, BC. He is predeceased by his parents Nan & Les, his sister Colleen & son Tyler. He is survived by his loving life partner Jacky Halliday, Brother Bob, Twin sister Natalia, Children Kim(Lou), Rob(Janice), Cindy(Aron) & John. He also had 7 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, friends & Mitzy. Keith was born in Liverpool, England in 1944 & with his family immigrated to Canada when he was 11. His family settled in West Vancouver in 1968. After being hired as a sheet metal worker with the BC Government at Riverview Hospital he moved his young family to Maple Ridge. He designed, built & repaired medical furniture including a wheelchair for Pearson Hospital that assisted handicapped patients getting in & out of pools. He was very gifted with his hands and could make or fix anything. He belonged to the Master Bowlers Association & for many years coached for the Maple Ridge Youth Bowlers Association. He was also a Leader for the Boy/Girl Scouts. He loved to ski, fish & golf. He will be missed by all who knew him. The family will be doing a private service at a future date. Expressions of sympathy can be made at www.gardenhill.ca

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  1. My deepest condolences to Jacky, Keith’s family, closest friends, and poor little Mitzy. Keith’s life was way too short. He fought a long battle with his illness. Take comfort in each other. Share your stories. Keep your memories alive. There’ll be some laughing and crying, but take comfort in knowing Keith will be laughing right along with you.
    Love Leann

  2. My deepest condolences to Jacky & Family . I knew Keith in 1971 when I started driving trucks for Riverview Transport. Keith was a great guy Im so sorry. Steve Rath

  3. Michael and Sharron McKinnon :

    Our heartfelt condolences to all family at this time. Rest in peace dear Keith.

  4. Ken & Merle Young :

    With our deepest condolences to Jacky and Family, So sorry to hear about your loss. He will be missed.
    Keith was a great guy.

  5. Cliff McBryan :

    Jackie, I am so sorry to just know find out about Keith’s passing
    I am devastated to have missed his memorial.
    Me & Bonnie we’re reminiscing about my time at Rivervorw Hospital. Keith took me under his wing & mentored me thru my apprenticeship and became a dear friend
    Although this is a late note to you, and I am so sorry that it is. I was hoping to reconnect on face book when I saw the obituary. I just had to reach out to express my extreme sadness and although we lost touch over the years, Keith was a strong force in my life & career. God Bless

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