Keith William Howard Hussey, of Canning, Nova Scotia, passed peacefully away during the early hours of July 29, 2022, at the Valley Regional Hospital.
Born on February 26, 1961, Keith was the eldest son of the late Harris and Norma Grace (Snow) Hussey of Clarke’s Beach, Newfoundland. At a very early age Keith became involved in Cadet’s, Militia and eventually enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force. Keith served in multiple postings, until he retired from active service in 1994, in Middleton Nova Scotia.
Over the next 5 years Keith was supervisor at Britex, Middleton, NS., until 2000 when he embarked on a second career in Saudi Arabia until he and Candi returned to Nova Scotia 2016.
Keith was a very proud Newfoundlander, he would not hesitate to break out the guitar and it would not take long for those in his presence to become accustomed to Newfie songs, and “yarns” from and about his beloved Newfoundland. From the deserts of Saudi Arabia to the golf courses in multiple provinces and countries, family and friend gatherings, to those whom he supervised and worked with, to the countries of Greece, UK, no matter who you were or where you came from, Keith will be remembered for his pride in his Newfoundland Heritage. Each person he came in contact with can attest to Keith’s ability to teach you something about his beloved Newfoundland. Its not surprising that in the final hours of his life, Keith passed from this world listening to Newfoundland music while holding the hand of his beloved Candi.
Keith loved working with his hands and could build just about anything, creating and developing his own design. Most notably the many pieces of furniture that he made for Candi. Keith loved the outdoors; he became an avid golfer and very competitive on the green. Keith was also an accomplished diver and had many notable dives from off the coast of Saudi Arabia amongst the coral reefs to a diving expedition with National Geographic off the coast of Greece, just to name a few.
Above all Keith loved his family and friends, he was especially grateful for the company of his Fur-Babies. Although Keith loved to travel, he was a homebody and was most contented at home.
Although by many measures Keith’s life was short, however, he has lived a great life.
Keith will be remembered and cherished by his wife Candi, Children: Kim (Robert), Larry (Barbara) and several Grandchildren.
Brothers: Kevin (Janice) Clarke’s Beach Newfoundland, Melvin (Glen) Dartmouth, Nova Scotia,
Sisters: Valerie (Keith) Happy Valley Goose Bay, Joy (Curtis) Bay Robert’s Newfoundland
Keith held a special place in his heart for his nieces and nephews, regardless of space and time, he was very interested in each one of them. Leanne and Bradley, Mackenzie and Rodney, Liam and Hailey.
Uncle William (Daphne) Hussey Ontario, Aunt Mildred (William) Earle Shearstown, Newfoundland, Aunt Neita (Lloyd-Dec) Parsons, Bay Roberts, Newfoundland.
Brother-in-law: David (Mary) Elliott Ontario, Sister-in-law: Marjorie Elliott British Columbia.
And many, many cousins, friends and acquaintances too many to mention individually, all of whom has a special place in his heart.
As per Keith’s wishes: cremation has taken place, there will be no formal funeral service/s or visitation.
Keith’s cremains will be returned to his beloved Newfoundland at a later time.
The family would like to express our sincere gratitude for the many Doctor’s and Specialist, the numerous VON Nurses and Care Givers, that took such thoughtful and compassionate care of our dear Keith over the past several years, your help is immeasurable.
Thank you, Eirene Cremations, for your compassionate care.