SCHOLTZ, Keith Gustav
December 3, 1929 – December 6, 2014
Keith passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at the Peace Arch Hospital. Keith is survived by his children Jean (Derrick) Omichinski, Michele (Barry) Maedel, Paul Scholtz and Susan (Derek) Scholtz / Elliott.
He also leaves behind his grandchildren Jolene, Jarrod, Sam, Rachael,Hayley, Myles and Sidney and also two great grandchildren, Jordyn and Peyton. He will also be sadly missed by his nephew Paul (Nelmarie) Louw and sons, Jaco and Gustav. Keith also leaves behind his brother Edgar Scholtz and family in Florida and his sister Katherine (Koos) Louw and family in South Africa. He was predeceased by his partner of 16 years, Marie Merritt in February 2013. Also sharing our grief are Marie’s children; Susan (Tom), Robert (Karen), Laurie (Gene), Sherri (Steve) and Todd (Eva). Keith was born in Cape Town, South Africa, where he lived until age 24. In 1952, Keith came to Powell River, BC, where he met his wife and mother of his children, Moira Carrick. Special thank-you to the nurses who provided great care for Keith at the Peace Arch Hospital as well as Ray (Chaplain) for the songs you sang on his 85th birthday.
A celebration of life will be held at 2pm on Saturday January 17th, 2015 at Sunnyside United Church 15639 24th Avenue, Surrey BC. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Cystic Fibrosis Canada or Sunnyside United Church.