MAIER, Keitha Florence
January 19, 1918 – April 18, 2011
With love and thankfulness for her many years with us, we announce that Keitha passed away peacefully at the age of 93. Predeceased by Frederick, her husband of 41 years, Keitha is survived by her 5 loving children – Lynne (Randy), Frederick (Gail), Robin (Nancie), Shelley (John), and Aaron (Gale-Ann) plus 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Born and raised on a farm in Maidstone, Saskatchewan Keitha married Fred and settled in Vancouver where they lived for 13 years before relocating to Campbell River in 1953. In addition to raising their 5 children, Keitha often worked alongside Fred on their fishing troller the “Keitha M.” on the West Coast. Later, she worked in Campbell River as an accountant, administrative assistant, private piano and violin teacher, and a substitute school teacher, as well as being actively involved in music groups, community organizations, and the United Church. Caring for her family and instilling an appreciation of music, nature, and educational pursuits in her children and grandchildren was first and foremost; her other passions included playing the violin (performing at community events, functions and dances up and down Vancouver Island), tending her beautiful garden, and volunteering for many local causes. A woman with strong character, a bright mind, many talents, an array of accomplishments and a twinkle-in-her-eye, Keitha’s spirit will live on within us always. The family will hold a celebration of her life at a future date.