June 1, 1942 – February 3, 2017
Keith grew up on Hardwicke Island, BC, a member of a pioneer logging family. His pride in that heritage remained with him all his days.
Keith was predeceased by his parents Arthur and Enda Bendickson, his brother Bruce Bendickson and his brother-in-law Dan Borgfjord. He is missed and lovingly remembered by his sisters Linda Borgfjord and Thelma Silkens, brother-in-law Ed Silkens, nephew Eric Borgfjord, niece Sarianna Borgfjord, aunt Hazel, cousins and friends.
Keith lived and worked at Variety Farm, Delta BC and Skeleem Village near Duncan, later working at Lunch on Clements and Providence Farm in Duncan, but Hardwicke was always his primary home. In 2010 he moved to Evergreen Seniors Home in Campbell River, where he made many friends.
Words can’t express our gratitude to the wonderful Evergreen staff for the excellent care and love Keith experienced in the last chapter of his life.
Keith was social, affectionate, generous and hard working. He loved music and dancing, adored small children, was a keen gardener and particularly loved roses. He had a good memory, enjoyed reminiscing and had a fascination for numbers (such as game scores). Being a twin was important to him and gave him a special connection to his favourite Canucks, the Sedins. Keith was a veteran jigsaw puzzler and ever a loyal Canucks fan.
Remembrance tea for Keith at 213 Erickson Road on March 4, 2017, 2 – 4 pm.