At South Huron Hospital, Exeter, on Tuesday, December 4, 2007, Keith Robert Westlake, of Zurich, passed away in his 91st year. Beloved husband of the late Margaret (Haberer) Westlake (2005). Dear father of Robert and Alma of Zurich, Kenneth and Vicki of Sarnia and Elaine and Matt Haney of Seaforth. Loving grandfather of Tim Westlake, Heather and Brent Gingerich, Jayne Westlake; Scott and Kelly Westlake, Andrew Westlake; Steven, Kevin and Richard Haney and great-grandchildren Sera, Mey, Chloe and Robyn. Dear brother-in-law of Vivian Westlake, Mildred Kaufman and Fred and Audrey Haberer . Survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Thomas and Isabella (Delgaty) Westlake, brother Gordon Westlake and his wife Jean, brother-in-law Karl Haberer and his wife Helen and Ed Kaufman. Keith was owner of Westlake Funeral Home, Furniture and Ambulance in Zurich for over 40 years He attained Emeritus Status with the Ontario Board of Funeral Services. Always a community supporter, he was one of the 5 founding members of the Bluewater Rest Home, a charter member of the Zurich and District Chamber of Commerce, a Lion’s Club member, a member of the Masonic Lodge Huron Hensall and the Bluewater Shrine Mocha Temple.
Visitation in the J. M. McBeath Funeral Home, 49 Goshen St. N., Zurich, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Saturday from 12-1 p.m.The Funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, December 8, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. in St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Zurich. Pastor Ann Krueger officiating. Interment in St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery. A Masonic Service will be held on Friday at 6:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Bluewater Rest Home, Zurich & Area Health Center or a charity of one’s choice.
A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Keith Westlake