Keith Vincent Remfert

Keith V. Remfert, 71, of Quadra Island, BC passed away December 20, 2015 of natural causes. He is survived by his wife Estella “Mae”; his children Taunya and husband Kevin; son Keith and wife Kate; son Jeffery and wife Catherine; daughter Allison and partner Ken. In additional to six grandchildren, Keith leaves brothers Ken and Jim Remfert; sisters Bonnie Shelton and Betty and husband Bill Noble.

Keith was born March 31, 1944 in Denver, Colorado, spending his early years on the family farm in Hebron, North Dakota. There remains numerous aunts, uncles and cousins that will truly miss Keith and his quick witted personality. Moving with the family to the Bitterroot Valley of western Montana in 1953; Keith lived in Hamilton, Grantsdale, and Darby. Keith graduated from Darby High School and attended Montana State University in Bozeman. Keith and Estella married in 1961. They left Bozeman and moved to Eagle Mountain, California where he was employed in the mining industry. Returning to Hamilton, Montana in the early 70s, Keith worked in real estate and owned a restaurant before starting back with the mining industry in Illinois. Another move in 1980 found Keith and family settling in Vancouver, BC, working for Wright Engineering. Retirement brought Keith and Estella to full-time living on Quadra Island property concentrating on new friends and island living. Ultimately, a full-time commitment to helping build Quadra Links Golf Course resulted in a world class facility and great connections with fellow workers and community, especially the “Table of Knowledge Guys”.

Keith’s spirit, work ethic, knowledge, unique personality, and love of family will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him!

A memorial service is planned for a later date. In lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations to the Quadra Links Youth Golf Program or the Animal Shelter on Quadra Island would be appreciated by the family.

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