Peacefully at his home, on Thursday, April 12, 2018 of Exeter and formerly of Ramea, Newfoundland in his 68th year. Cherished and loved husband of Una (Cutler) Keeping for over 45 years. Loving father of Sabrina (Howard) Wesley of Parry Sound and Jody (Doug) Couch of Santa Cruz California. Dear grandfather of Liam and Lucy; Andrew, Benjamin, Wes and Colleen. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Edwin and Ruby Keeping, Lionel and Mary Keeping, Glenn and Darlene Keeping all of Newfoundland, and Derek and Cathy Cutler of Yellowknife. Predeceased by his parents Clyde and Beulah Keeping and sister Wanda.
Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William St, Exeter on Saturday, April 21st from 10-11 AM where a memorial service will be held at 11 AM. Cremation has taken place.
Donations to the ALS Society would be appreciated by the family.
Condolences to Una and family and Lionel on your loss.
We fondly remember the good times we shared as next door neighbours while we both lived on Lake Nipissing.
It was good to see you once more in Florida.
Stay well dear friends
Peter & Sandi Nicholls
Brian was my mentor when I was stationed at CFS Holberg back when we were both in the military. We reconnected again at Nasittuq later on where he instructed me once again and provided more mentorship.
Rest in peace my friend and mentor.
My deepest sympathy to Una and the girls.I truly cherished my time with Brian .He was very blessed to have a loving wife like you Una , Janet ????
Brian and I worked together for years and it was a great time, I was apprehensive at first to get into the radar but at the end of the day I was glad that he brought me in. Rest in peace partner.
Dear Una and family,
My deepest sympathy to you. You were a model caregiver and now Brian’s ALS challenging journey is at an end, may he rest in peace. Wishing you also peace in your heart and cherished good memories, always.
Thank you for mentioning ALS Canada as charity of choice.
Regional Manager, Southwest, ALS Canada
So very sorry to hear of your loss, Una. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time.
Reg & Mary Menchenton
Una & Family
Sorry to hear of Brian,s passing, please accept our Condolences, our thoughts and prays are with you at this difficult time.
I traveled with Brian here in Alaska to different short range radar sites. Brian was one of my instructors in North Bay while I was learning how to maintain short range radars here in Alaska. Brian was a very good man, had a great sense of humor, and talked often about his family.
I just want to send my condolences to the friends and family of this very nice man. It is very sad to hear of his passing and you are in our thoughts and prayers. I to lost my sister to ALS and know first hand at what a nasty disease it can be for everyone. I just know that my Sister and Brian are now both free from that awful disease and I hope it brings comfort for those of us left behind, I have to believe they are in a better place now.
A number of us technicians from ARCTEC Alaska attended Brian’s classes on the radar systems. We all remember him as an outstanding instructor and a good friend, even to us ‘foreigners’ from Alaska! Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Una & Family,
So sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
My dear cousin,
My heart breaks to hear of your sadness.
I know you are strong and, please God, this will help you through this.
Please know that you are in my heart.
You will be missed as a colleague and a Friend. Rest in Peace.
Lindahl and Mavis Vallis
Una and family
So sorry to hear about Brian’s passing, our condolences to you and your family.
Linda and Wall Cutler
Deepest sympathy to you and family.our thoughts and prayers are with you.take care.
Chris and Elsie Cluett
Our Sincere Condolences to You and Your Families on Brians passing may He R.I.P………Hugs to All.
So sorry to hear of Brian’s passing , my condolences to all the family.
May he Rest In Peace , God Bless
My deepest condolences to Una and family.
John& Linda Framp
Una &Keeping Families
Our heartfelt condolences on Brian’s passing.May your memories comfort you at this sad time.We treasure the visit with you both InFlorida.
George and Shirley Carter
Una and family
Deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Joe & Mary Thorner
Sending our condolences to Una & Family. So sad to hear of Brian’s passing. We feel so fortunate to have meet you guy’s in Majestic Oaks. Have many good memories of jamming with you folks, will cherish them always. Your in our prayers.
Christine and Jim Jenkins
Una, Sabrina and Jody: Jim and I were saddened to hear of Brian’s passing. Last night Jim and I were reminiscing about the times we would visit each other for dinners and the laughter that was always in the room. Please find comfort in knowing you have a wonderful family that will take care of each other in the days and weeks ahead. Hugs from us.
Barb and Cal Thistle
Una and family, please accept our sincere condolences of Brian’s passing. Special love and memories that you have of Brian are yours forever. Nothing can take away the meaning that they brought to your lives. These memories are yours forever. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Judie and Bill Hindy
Dear Una and family;
Very saddened to hear of Brian’s passing. Our condolences to you all.
he will surely be missed by all who knew him!
Una drop me a line on fb or messenger. I would love to hear from you
Melita & Victor Kendall
Una and family, our deepest condolences to you From Melita & Victor Kendall take care hugs to ya all
Una and family,
Sending sincere condolences to you and your family on Brian’s passing.
Marsha and Kevin Keeping
Dear Una and family, our deepest sympathies on Brian’s passing. A lovely man indeed. Thinking of you all at this most difficult time.
My Condolences to Brian’s Family, I worked with Brian at the AWC&CS in North Bay. We always had a good time telling a few Jokes. RIP my good friend.
Wilhelmena & Paul Green
Deepest Sympathy to Una & families. Cherish your memories. God Bless.
Jim and Judy Ramsay
Jim and I are so sorry for your loss. We greatly enjoyed spending time with you at Majestic Oaks. May family and friends bring you comfort, Una.
Gil and Cheryl Lushman
Gil and I were so very sad to hear of Brian’s passing. We talked about our visit with you so many years ago and all the summers Gil spent with him in Ramea . Thinking of you Una and family at this very difficult time, sending our prayers and condolences. Hugs and god bless you all. Rip Brian.
Diana & Jack Whitman
Prayers to Una and family. Loved listening to Brian, may the memories give you all comfort during this time. God Bless. ????????
Arlene Prochaska and Frank Krulicki
Sending our prayers and love to Una and family . Brian was such a beautiful person and friend . His music will live on forever and all the good memories we have of him. Una will keep your music alive. We will never forget you . You are in God’s hands now . We will meet you again and we will sing again . Love and miss you . ???? HUGS Arlene and Frank ????
RAY & JACQUIE GOUR
To UNA & FAMILY
Our deepest condoleance to you all . Brian was such a fighter , always had a smile and a kind word . All those years we’ve known him in Florida we got to love him and you Una . We are so sorry for your loss but after such a long fight , Brian is finally at peace and no pain . May God give you the strength and courage to go on . All our Love
Clyde & Constance Dominie
Una and Family,
Sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to you and Family. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Clyde & Connie Dominie
Doug & Betty Weston
Una, our condolences from Doug Betty and Midge we will miss our little visits with Brian at the house and pond Good memories will help us through these times
Bill and Judie Hindy
Una: So sorry to hear of Brian’s passing! My sister Jacquie also passed away from ALS this past year .it is such a terrible disease. (64yrs)
I often think of you and Brian and would love to connect with you in the near future. Please give my condolences to all of your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this difficult time.
David & Yolande Dollemont
Una , Lionel and family ; we are deeply saddened by the news of Brian’s passing . I think back to the first years we shared at Majestic Oaks , if I had an RV problem all I had to do is stand out front with a screwdriver in hand and a puzzled look on my face and Brian was there in a flash ! He will truly be missed and never forgotten !
Nancy and Gerald Poole
Sincere condolences to you and your family.
Our hearts are heavy for your loss .Brian was a fighter for sure with such determination may he rest in peace. Thought and prayers with you.
Our deepest sympathy Una and family with the passing of a true gentleman/friend and a dear husband and father to his family. Brian will be dearly missed by all. Rest in peace my friend. Our prayers go out to you.
Ed and Cathy Slade
Les & Millie Cutler
Una & Family, we are so sorry to hear of Brian’s passing; our deepest sympathy and prayers are with you all. God bless.
Brenda (Cossar) Sheaves, Burgeo
Una, so sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. I know it’s been many years since I’ve seen either of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Bernard and Huguette Dignard
It is with great sadness that we hear of Brian’s passing away. We have so many beautiful memories of the Florida days. Una and family, please accept our most sincere condolences.
Bernard and Huguette
My condolences UNA and family. May BRIAN rest in peace.
Arch and Juanita White
Lionel, Una and the Keeping Family,
Please accept Juanita’s and my condolences on the loss of Brian. Wishing you and your family God’s comfort in the days ahead. May your memories sustain you and your family – our prayers, thoughts and love are with you!
Gary and Loretta (Cluett)Unsworth
Una &Keeping Families
Our heartfelt condolences on Brian’s passing. Wishing you peace, comfort, hope and healing.
Forever in our memories.❤️
Condolences to the entire family. Thinking of you at this difficult time.
Katherine & Darryn Cramm
Lionel, Una and family
So sorry to hear about Brian ‘s passing , Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time .
Eunice and Wilfred Cutler, Ramea, NL
Una and Family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time. Cherish your memories. Eunice and Wilf
Dave & Sue
It is with a broken heart that we face Brian’s passing, but we know that he is finally at peace and will always look over Una and his family. We feel very lucky to have met and known him as a talented and caring husband, Dad and friend. We will miss him dearly but will always cherish the precious memories we shared with him. Una, we keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers and send all our love!
To all of his family and friends, especially to you and your flock, Una, I want to express my sincere condolences on Brian’s untimely passing. Like many dreaded challenges of our time, ALS may have chipped away at his health but it never deterred him from embracing his life…until the end. As his brother Lionel said, “he packed a lot of living into his final years” – a sign, undoubtedly, of his strength and determination to adapt to his challenges…and to avail of his opportunity to give back to those that meant the most to him. May he live on in your memories and soar in your dreams. RIP and Godspeed to a courageous soldier.
Mildred Northcott & Joe Stephens
Sincere sympathy in the loss of Brian. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. He is in a better place now and at rest after a courageous battle.
Anne and Bill Parsons
My dear cousin, my heart breaks for you and your children|grandchildren. God bless you for taking care of the love of your life to the very end. Brian is at peace now and your grieving hearts will heal with the beautiful memories that you all made together. Make you find the strength from his presence around you. Love to you all.
Shocked and full of sadness to hear of your dad Sabrina! Far too young but God had other plans for your wonderful dad. May God bless you and your family. We will be praying for you all. ❤
Gordon & Judy Andrews ,Stephenville ,Nl
Lionel , Una and Family ,
So sorry to hear about Brian s passing , Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time . May memories keep him in your hearts forever. May God bless you all and may he Rest In Peace .
Lloyd and Sarah Rossiter
Una and family,
Please accept our sincere condolences on Brian’s passing. Rest assured that others share in your sorrow. God Bless you all.
Rest in Peace my friend and mentor….
Brian was a true gentleman. I remember when I met him I appreciated his honesty and kind ways. As I got to know Brian and Euna there love for each other was always apparent …always something to behold. May Brian be at peace now …free from the binds of a disease he fought so vallantly…
Karen Dickins and Bill Heather
Una and family, our deepest condolences to you, Brian put up a tough fight , and now is free of pain. Our thoughts are with you all. Cherish your memories, they will carry you through these dark days.