Mr. Keith McKay

Mr. Keith Lawrence McKay

Monday, July 28th, 1952 - Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To make your contribution to Mr. Keith McKay's online memorial, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family of Mr. Keith McKay with a meaningful gesture of sympathy.

No Thanks



Keith Lawrence McKay passed away unexpectedly at his residence on January 23, 2019.

He was born in Fort William, Ontario and raised in Savant Lake and later moved to Thunder Bay in the late 60`s.

Keith will be sadly missed by his beloved wife Marilyn of 38 years, whom he became a sole caregiver for the last 12 yrs., his daughter Michelle and granddaughter Mariah (Dustin), sisters Betty, Helen, Jo-Ann, Joyce and Lois, brothers Jack, Bryan, Bill and Rob, mother-in-law Esther, and numerous family members.

Predeceased by his son Rick, brother Tom (T.R.) and parents Irene and Jim.

Keith led a very active life playing and watching sports, he was very passionate about the Toronto Maple Leafs. Keith was a staunch Irish man and was known to his closest friends as “Blackie”. As a young man, he worked at the railway, Ziegels Flooring, Russell Foods and the latter part of his life he was self employed as Flooring installation, etc.Keith's motto was family helps family. Keith was loved by all and will be deeply missed especially his raspy voice.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Brain Injury Services of Northern Ontario. Arrangements have been entrusted to Simpler Times Cremation Centre, 332 North May Street, Thunder Bay.
Read Less

To plant a memorial tree in honor of Mr. Keith Lawrence McKay, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Service Details

  • Service

    At a later date.


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Mr. Keith here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Plant a Tree in Memory of Mr. Keith
A proud partner of Honoring a Life
0 trees have been planted in memory of Mr. Keith Lawrence McKay


Posted at 09:13pm
P.S when you click on the memory photos .. it will only show the 10 on that page U MUST go to each page if viewing the photos enlarged. (terrible apologies for not rotating or naming them.) MARILYN ... I try and call every night to get in my GoodNites before days end. Today I called earlier AND too hear you cry so hard for your loved one.. breaks my heart. But as confused and shattered as it is I AM ALWAYS THERE FOR YOU. No 1 must forget you are my Mother. You joined my life when I was just 7yrs old. And I'll ALWAYS ALWAYS BE THERE FOR YOU!!! Love Hugs & Kisses M.


Posted at 06:12pm
DAD...I miss you and there is so much left unsaid. I will hang onto the messages a week prior to your passing as it is what sees me through this hard time. I will do what we discussed only if allowed.... I know you were met by family and friends to guide you home XoXo Forever M.

Lois Simmonds

Posted at 10:47pm
I will miss you my brother, my friend, my person you were always a Hugh part of my life whom I loved unconditionally! I will miss you my friend 💔😢

Jo-Ann Sutherland

Posted at 12:47am
My brother Keith, gone but not forgotten. I will miss you Keith😢. With love from your sister Jo-Ann

Cathy Harasym

Posted at 01:22pm
Marilyn and family I am so very sorry about Keith's passing. My pal, "Savant Lake", has been in and out of my life from when I was a little kid and would go for a bus ride from The Crow to Savant with my dad. It was always an adventure for me to spend a few hours playing with the kids there, Keith included. Reconnecting with Keith in later years was a wonderful surprise and we shared a lot of laughs about those olden days. It was great to see both you and Keith at the "gang" party at my place this past Christmas. Keith had a way to make one feel like they had just seen him yesterday even though it actually might have been a few years ago. He will be missed by so very many people. Cathy

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

camp good friends
tree planting for RICK -Leforts
Arrow Lake
BFFs Forever. MARRIED!!!
a good speech
grooms men
Russin,Blackie &'D' Woohoo
PCO lunchbreak
xmas wiley st. Being funny
Camp towing the kids. HOME AWAY FROM HOME
roadtrip fell in love is history