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July 23, 1954 - June 16, 2024

In Loving Memory ~

Keith Margetts passed away at the Saanich Peninsula hospital on June 16th, 2024, with his wife Wendy and his two amazing daughters Tessa and Carmen at his side.

He fought his esophageal cancer with great honesty and integrity just like he did everything else in his life. He died after having the privilege of being attended by "two angels" from the palliative outreach team - Fiona and Rahael. Our family 's thanks to Dr Pawlik, Dr Unger and palliative Dr Mary - doctors who deserve the title of Doctor.

Keith was born 1954 in Broken Hill Zambia to Doreen and Percy Margetts. He leaves to mourn his sister Denny Bam (Bert deceased) and their children Michelle, Gail, Shaun and Jeffrey; brother Neville Margetts (Ronny) and their children Anthea and Dean; Sister-in-law Sue Carter (Godfrey) and their children Debbie, Lindy, Mandy and Nicholas; Sister-in-law Christia and nieces Donne and Jolene and their respective families and many lifelong friends both in South Africa and Canada.

Keith attended school in South Africa from the age of 11 and after completing his full-time national service he went on to Rhodes University to complete his Honours in Business Administration. Keith attended army camps in South Africa from 1977 to 1983 leaving home for three months each year.

He married Wendy in 1978 and after a glorious carefree 7 years (excluding army camps), Carmen was born and three years later Tessa arrived to complete his family.

Keith qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1983. Keith was a lifelong learner as his colleagues in the Provincial Government can attest to. Keith retired in 2017 and turned his search for knowledge to photography. The Shutterbugs in Sidney and the Raptors in Duncan brought him a lot of joy.

The family is truly grateful for all the support and the understanding from friends when Keith was not wanting visitors. Thanks to JoAnn Gillespie for her ongoing positivity and loving support. Thanks also to good friends Tessa Lowis and Steve Clooney who enabled Keith to complete two bucket list items in his last months - a visit to San Josef Bay / Mira falls and a final visit to Tofino.

Keith's Celebration of life will take place on July 23, 2024, (Keith's 70th Birthday) from 4 to 8 pm, at 2522 James Island Rd, Saanichton. At this event we will be collecting old towels for Animal Welfare.

If you wish to make a contribution in Keith's name you can email The Raptors:

Condolences may be offered to the family at

 McCall Gardens

Service Details

Celebration of Life
Tuesday, July 23, 2024
4:00 PM
2522 James Island Rd, Saanichton