Keith Russell Downs

January 3, 1962 to August 8, 2018


Passed peacefully away surrounded by his family, on August 8, 2018 at the Palliative Care Unit, Miller Center, after a brief but very courageous battle, Keith Russell Downs,    in his 57th year.

Predeceased by parents Maxwell and Agnes Downs and in laws Helen and Gerald Goulding.

Leaving to mourn with loving memories his wife Linda; daughter Jillian (Travis); precious grandson Evan; devoted brother Max; fur friends Chewy and Belle; sisters in law Debbie and Beverly; brother in law Gerald; very special friends Joanne and Garry Miller; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including his co-workers from the Health Sciences Center.

Special thank you to Carmel Collins, his palliative care nurse, whose support and caring made all the different over the last year; the doctors and nurses at the Palliative Care Unit, Miller Centre and the doctors and nurses at the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Clinic; as well as special neighbours Stacy and Cliff Mouland.

Cremation has taken place. Funeral service will be held at The Carnell Memorial Chapel on Monday, August 13 at 2 p.m. with interment to follow at the Anglican Cemetery, Kenmount Road. Donations in Keith’s memory may be made to the Dr. H. Bliss Cancer Care Foundation.


“Go rest high on that mountain, son your work here on earth is done.

Go to Heaven shouting ‘Love for the Father and the Son’”



2:00pm, Monday August 13th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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Linda & family, So sorry to hear of Keith’s passing. Sending our deepest condolences at this very difficult time.

Linda and family, so sorry to hear of Keiths passing, he was a good friend and co-worker. We had lots of laughs . He was a joy to be around, he will be missed for sure . God Bless you all

Linda, Max, Jillian and family. So sorry to hear of Keith’s passing. Harry and Keith worked side by side for many years. He was a fantastic person and will be forever in our hearts. RIP

Linda and family, so sorry to hear of Keith’s passing our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Max, so sorry for the loss of your brother, I know he must have been your best bud , our thoughts are with you. ♥️

To Linda, Jillian and family: I was very saddened to hear of the passing of such a wonderful husband and father. I know he meant the world to you and will be sadly missed. I’m sending my prayers to you and your family, to give you strength and carry you through a very difficult time. Linda, I will always be there for you if you need me to talk. God Bless you all.

To all of Keith’s family and friends…it was so sad to hear of him being sick and now of passing……I got to know him from working at the hospital…a good man..gone too soon…my thoughts and prayers to all of you….he will be watching over you all from above….

Linda, Max, and family. I was very saddened to hear of Keith’s passing. We did many a job together and had our share of laughs while doing so. He was an easy going guy who you could always depend on to do a job right. He dearly loved his family. R.I.P. Keith

Linda and family, so sorry to hear about Keith’s passing.. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Carrie Hogan and family. Max !! So sorry to hear of Keith’s passing. My condolences to you and all the family. May God Blessings be up on each one of you always. .Rip Keith and yes rest high on that mountain

Max I’m sorry to hear of Keith’s passing. My condolences to you and all the family! May God Blessings be on each one of you!! Rip Keith!! And yes rest high on that mountain

My condolences to Keiths family. I worked with Keith from time to time in the OR at the health science center. He will be missed.

Linda and Family,
Keith will be remembered in our Day Surgery family as a hard worker with a kind and gentle spirit.
I hope it brings you some small measure of comfort to know that so many of us are thinking of you at this sad and difficult time.
May he rest in peace.

Linda and family, so sorry for your sad loss; as a co worker to keith he was a very kind and helpful person always ready to lend a hand, could not wait for fridays to come to relax with ‘a cold one “. Such a strong person who will be dearly missed, gone too soon. God Bless.

My condolences to Max and the rest of the family

So very sorry to hear of Keith’s passing. Prayers to Max,Scott, Stephanie, and Laura-Lynn. May he Rest In Peace. God bless.

I will remember Keith as a very kind and generous person. He was quiet and soft spoken and was always there to help if you needed him. I had the privilege to work with Keith inside and outside of the hospital and never heard him have a bad word to say. We have definitely lost a beautiful soul. You will be missed my friend. Rest in Peace buddy.

Condolences to Scott Downs and Max Downs and family sorry for your loss God Bless.

Keith Downs was a wonderful person, a friend to all who knew him, always shared a smile and quick to lend a hand to anyone. He faced his illness with strength and courage. He was an inspiration to us all.
His work family will always remember him with a smile and his memory will live on with us forever.
Godspeed Keith

Words cannot describe what a true and wonderful friend Keith was. A great man who took pride in his work and did it so very well. Rest In Peace my friend. You will never be forgotten.

To Linda,
So sorry to hear of Keith’s passing.My deepest condolences to you, Jillian, little Evan and family. May you find strength and comfort in your cherished memories with Kieth. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this very sad time.

Sending condolences and prayers to Keith’s family. So sorry for your loss. I was a coworker of Keith’s about 13yrs ago. Another one of the good ones taken too early.

So sorry for your loss Keith was a wonderful person and coworker he will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

So very sorry to hear of Keith’s passing, keeping you all in my prayers for strength in the days ahead. May he rest In Peace – God Bless