It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of
William (Bill) Keenleyside
of Terrace, BC, on August 25, 2015, due to kidney
disease and pneumonia. Born in Princeton, BC on March 22, 1933, Bill lived in Golden, BC for his school years and was an avid sportsman who
participated in curling, hockey, softball, band, Scouts, and Teen Town, where he met his wife Luise Uberall. They were married in Burnaby, BC in 1955.
Bill worked in the home furnishings at Hudson’s Bay Company in Vancouver before moving to Terrace in 1964, where he worked at Western Furniture and the
Co-op store before opening his insurance business. Bill owned and operated “Keenleyside Insurance” for many years in Terrace, and prior to his
retirement was active in the community with Riverboat Days and Knox United Church.
He served on the Board of Directors Terrace Co-op, was on the Board of Directors of Federated Co-op in Saskatoon, and was always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need.
Later in life Bill became known as the family handyman, as he enjoyed
carpentry and working with his hands. He enjoyed spending time at the cabin at
Lakelse Lake and with his extended family. Bill and Luise enjoyed going on cruises,
and especially travelling to England and Scotland to connect with Keenleyside
Bill will be lovingly remembered by Luise Keenleyside, his wife of 60 years;
his son Kent (Alice Moszczynski) of Terrace, BC; his brother Bob Keenleyside
(Evelyn) of Golden, BC; his sister Shirley Ayres (Cliff) of Didsbury, Alberta;
step sisters Leah Seaman, Inuvik, NWT, and Gayle Seaman, Vancouver, BC.
He will be missed by sisters-in-law Victoria Uberall, Vancouver, BC; Joyce Krause
(Larry), Terrace, BC; Angela McMillan (Ken), Surrey, BC; and many nieces,
nephews, grand nieces, and grand nephews.
The family conveys their thanks to Dr. Strydom for his compassionate care of Bill, to hospital staff, and the Home Support workers.
A memorial service to celebrate Bill’s life will be held at the Knox United Church in Terrace, BC on Saturday, September 19th 2015, at 10:30 am,
with light refreshments to follow in the Church hall.
If so desired, donations in Bill’s memory can be made to the Dr. R.E.M. Lee Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 1067, Terrace, BC, V8G 4V1.