March 1st, 1939 – January 8th, 2016
Keith passed away on January 8th at Peace Arch Hospice. He is survived by his adoring wife Gwen, his sister Marjorie (Peter Lewis) and his friends. Keith was born in Lancashire, England. In 1952, he immigrated to Canada with his parents Lilian and Chris Wood and his sister Marjorie. In the early stages of his career, Keith worked as a radio operator in many locations along the West coast. His favourite area was Estevan Point. He returned to the academic fold and graduated with a Ph.D in Psychology. Upon graduating, Keith accepted a position with Lakehead University in Thunder Bay and went on to become the Dean of Continuing Education. When on sabbatical, he spent a post doctoral year at Harvard University in Boston with a focus on Thanatology. Upon returning to BC he accepted a psychologist position with what was then Workers Compensation Board. In the latter part of his career, he served as Clinical Director with Peace Arch Community Services.
Upon retirement Keith realized his dream to captain his boat and circumnavigate Vancouver Island with his wife Gwen. Keith was an amazing cook and enjoyed sharing his creations with friends. Keith was the epitome of grace. His infinite generosity and playful humour will be sadly missed. With love, wisdom and moral courage, he served as a mentor and true friend to many. He was a devoted husband to his wife Gwen. No flowers please. Donations are not expected but can be made to Peace Arch Hospital Foundation and Doctors Without Borders. Keith requested no service.