Dad passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, just 8 days after his 102nd birthday.
Born in Minniehill, Ontario, on May 10, 1920, Keith was the son of the late Frank and Velva (nee Armstrong) Loucks.
Dad was predeceased by his beloved wife, Marian (nee Sinclair) Loucks, on September 23, 2020.
He was the proud father of Marilyn O’Brien of New Brunswick, Doug Loucks and wife Kathy of Toronto, and Donna McEwan and her husband Bill of Meaford. He was the kind and caring grandfather of Katie (Edward), Claire, Victoria, Patti (Andrew), Michelle (Noah), and Matthew (DeeDee), and great-grandfather of Atticus, Tessa, Campbell, Raelyn, Quinn, and Alexandra.
Dad was predeceased by his sister Mildred Manuel (Alec).
Raised on his father’s farm near Minniehill School, Dad was born to be a farmer. He began working for neighbours at the age of thirteen. Eventually he was able to buy his grandfather’s farm and two adjacent farms. In 1945 he married the local schoolteacher and love of his life. Together they shared a lifetime working hard and raising their family. They were a wonderful team for 75 years and he missed Mom every day since her passing in 2020.
Dad was devoted to improving his land and looking after his livestock. However, when he retired, Dad was happy to leave it all behind.
Dad was a man of few words who didn’t varnish the truth. He was a sound judge of both animals and people. He had a dry wit, a good sense of humour and, although he could be stubborn, he never held a grudge. He loved and was very proud of his family.
His was a life well lived. He would have asked for nothing more.
We love you Dad, and we will miss you and Mom every day. Rest peacefully, you’ve earned it.
A private family graveside interment will be conducted at Lakeview Cemetery in Meaford.
Our family is especially grateful for the kindness and generosity provided Dad by his ‘Right at Home’ caregivers, Lynn, Santana, Kelly, Kathryn, and Tina, and to the staff and management at Georgian Traditions for their care and support over the last several years.
A gathering celebrating both Marian and Keith’s life will be held at their daughter Donna’s home on Saturday, May 28, 2022, from 2 until 4 p.m., all are welcome to attend and bring their favourite memories and stories to share.
As your expression of sympathy and if desired, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON, N4L 1B9, to whom arrangements have been entrusted. www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca