Keith Murray Woods

Passed 06/07/2018

Obituary for Keith Murray Woods

Keith Murray Woods died peacefully in Halifax on June 7th, 2018 at the age of 69.

Keith is survived by his wife Margo and their daughter Annette, along with his brothers John, Eric, Mike, Victor (Tom), Chris, and Warren, and sisters Irene, Joan, Anne, and Debbie. He is preceded in death by his brother Danny.

Keith was born in Halifax to the late Catherine and Clinton Woods. He married Margo, the love of his life, on June 14th, 1980 and their love was plainly evident to all. June 14th was a date of great importance to Keith; both his parents and his maternal grandparents were wed on that day.

Keith had an extremely strong sense of community, with a particular passion for helping others over his entire lifetime. He loved all his family and friends dearly and had a talent for making connections with others easily. He was Halifamous: his brother Mike once said, “If you go anywhere with Keith or Danny, you will be stopped by many people, and if you go anywhere with both, good luck.” His animated nature drew children, in particular, to him - his special handshake and ear pop were legendary.

Keith’s official occupation was an appliance repairman; his niece, Mamie-Jane once said, “Call uncle Keith, he can fix anything but a dead man!” But his actual livelihood encompassed so much more than any one title. He was a man of many talents: he was artistic, having been a photographer and a maker of award winning stained glass, giving away time and creations freely. He loved boats, fishing, ice skating, dancing, music, boxing, Judo, and cars.
Stoic to the very end, he didn’t believe in complaining or living with regrets. His philosophy was to forgive wholeheartedly. He lived his life by the Catholic faith, praying constantly and deriving great comfort from prayer.

A funeral is scheduled for Thursday June 14th at 11:00am at St. Catherine of Siena Church, with a reception to follow in the church hall. The ceremony will be officiated by Father Paul MacIntosh. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Keith’s life. Donations may be sent to St. Catherine of Siena St. Vincent de Paul Society, or to the QEII Hospital Orthopedics Unit. Interment to follow at a later date in Mahon Cemetery, Great Village, Nova Scotia.



Funeral Service

11:00 AM
St. Catherine of Siena Parish
6476 Bayers Road
Halifax , NS B3L 2B1
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Dear Margo and Annette my deapest sympathy to you. I was so sorry not to be able to attend the funeral as my mom died the same week and our family was also in mourning. Keithwas one of those people who filled the room with joy and I enjoyed spending time with him so much. He was a loyal brother-in-law. My life was richer for knowing him. God Bless You. Stay strong in Faith. Barbara Bain
- Barbara bain
Margo: My deepest sympathy on the loss of your husband, Keith.
- David Bird
So sorry to hear of Keith's passing, he was a good man and a kind soul and we were all very lucky to have him share his stories of the past in the Sampson clan as well as his pictures. My condolences to Margo, Annette and the Woods family.
- Wanda Viscount
Thoughts are with you
- Stepen melvin
John and I want to express our sincere condolences to Keith’s wife and daughter as well as to Anne and the rest of the Woods family. While we had not seem Keith in many years, his sense of humour, hard work and determination left a lasting impression. Please accept our deepest sympathy as we remember his wonderful legacy. John and Jackie Burke
- Jackie Burke
Dear Margo , Annette and the Woods family, we were saddened to hear about Keith, he was a very special guy with a smiling heart, I remember he would drop in to our house on London St often when we were all younger. He will be greatly missed , our thoughts and prayers are with you, Nancy ( Elliott) Pike
- Nancy Pike
Margo and Woods family. I’m so sorry to hear about Keith passing away. He was such a sweet man. Keith would always come over to Mom and Dad’s to fix something that didn’t work and wouldn’t take a dime. When I would visit Chris or Warren at there home and would run into Keith he’d give me a friendly Judo chop in the arm. He will be greatly missed.
- Barry Elliott
Dear Margo sorry to heard about Keith Passaway he will be miss and he will be in your heart and brain. Just take day by day From Michelle and family
- Michelle
Debbie, Our thoughts and prayers are with you this week. After reading your brother’s obituary I can understand why you had such great admiration for him, certainly a man of many gifts and talents. So sorry for your loss.
- Cathy WalshJames
Back in the mid 1990's Keith and Margo were two of my favorite regular customers at the Young Street SuperStore. Over the 8 years I worked there, we enjoyed many funny conversations and I got to know their daughter Annette as well. Keith had a great sense of humor and was a kind gentlemen. Darlene and I are so very sad to hear of Keith's passing and would like to offer our deepest condolences to Annette, Margo and family. God bless you guys.
- Jason Young
Dear Margo, Annette and Family We have fond memories of times spent together enjoying family meals and sharing holidays. Keith showed strength and determination throughout his life. May you feel loved as you grieve your loss and celebrate Keith's life and legacy. With Deepest Sympathy, Jane Karrel and John James
- Jane Karrel
Dear Margo and family, We are very sorry to hear of Keith's passing. Our memories of Keith go back to our time in high school. He was a special person and good friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Frank and Ann Beazley and family
- Frank A Beazley

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