Richard Aubrey Keddy
Born in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, on August 4th 1940, he was the son of the late Lester Joseph Keddy and Beatrice May (Spencer) Keddy.
He grew up in Wolfville where he attended school and graduated as a charter member of the class of 1957 from Wolfville High School. After graduation he tried his hand at several different kinds of work. In 1966 he met and married the love of his life, Shirley Marie Saunders. He is a past member of the Wolfville Fire Department. He then became Special Constable with the Wolfville Police Department. In 1967 he joined the Mahone Bay Police Department and served as a constable until 1972 at which time he joined the Hantsport Police Department and served as a constable until 1975 when he was then promoted to Chief of Police and remained in that role until 1980. In 1981 he joined the Nova Scotia Civil Service as a Motor Carrier Inspector serving the South Shore of Nova Scotia and later transferred as a Vehicle Compliance Officer serving at the Enfield scale until his retirement in 2003. Richard enjoyed sports, especially hockey and baseball.
He is survived by his loving wife, Shirley; three sons, Kevin L. Keddy and his spouse, Leslie, Washago, Ontario; Allan John Keddy and his spouse, Annette, Blockhouse, Nova Scotia; Peter J. Keddy and his spouse, Carol Sanford, The Forties, Nova Scotia; four granddaughters, Alexandra (Justin Dumont) Cambridge, Ontario; Alicia, Blockhouse, Nova Scotia; Dakota and Jessica, New Canada, Nova Scotia and great-grandson, Jack Dumont Cambridge, Ontario; sister, Virginia (Eric) Young, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, Lester and Beatrice (Spencer) Keddy; his paternal grandparents, Joseph and Elsie (Turner) Keddy and his maternal grandparents, Aubrey and Emmeline (Dakin) Spencer.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Mahone Funeral Home, 32 Parish Street, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. There will not be a funeral service or flowers at Richard’s request.
Memorial donations in Richard’s honour may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
The family would like to extend its thanks to the staff and doctors of South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater, for their care of Richard while he was in hospital.
Please be advised, the office of Mahone Funeral Home is not able to receive memorial donation funds at this time due to COVID-19. Please inform the Family of your memorial contribution through our website. Your memorial donation payment may then be sent directly to a requested charity or charity of your choice.
The Kidney Foundation of Canada
Atlantic Canada Branch
56 Avonlea Court, Suite 204
Fredericton, NB E3C 1N8
Tel.: (506) 453-0533 / 1-877-453-0533
Email: [email protected]
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia
Park Lane Mall, Level 3
P.O. Box 245, 5657 Spring Garden Road
Halifax, NS B3J 3R4
Toll free: 1-800-423-4432
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