Lane, David Keith passed away suddenly at his home on June 2, 2012.
Keith was born on August 21, 1936 in Rossland and lived most of his life there in the family home. He worked at the Post Office in Castlegar for a short period of time, but spent the majority of his working career at Cominco in Trail.
Keith was predeceased by his father Arthur in 1952, brother Bruce in 1961, mother Gladys in 1998, sister Beverley Planedin in 2000 and brother-in-law Bill Planedin in 2002. He was highly involved with the Boy Scouts of Canada for over 50 years and volunteered regularly at Columbia View Lodge (where his Mother spent her last days). He was also an active member of the United Church in Rossland. Keith loved his cats, enjoyed going for coffee with friends, participated regularly in the Senior Chef program and welcomed time spent with family. He was a classic gentleman with an unique sense of humour and will be greatly missed by all.
Keith is survived by one sister, Judy (Willi) Wiesinger, of Corvallis, Oregon; three nephews: John (Susan) Wiesinger of Chico, CA, Brent (Cheryl) Wiesinger of Albany, Oregon and David Planedin (Phyllis) of Parksville; three nieces: Linda (Bob) Grieve of Grand Forks, Brenda (Alan) van der Holt of Nelson and Marlene (Ben) Reed of Edmonton, Alberta.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at St. Andrews United Church in Rossland. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Scouts Canada/Camp Tweedsmuir, Box 1620, Scout Road, Fruitvale BC, V0G 1L1 or Columbia View Lodge/Recreation Program, 2920 Laburnum Drive, Trail BC, V1R 4N2.