Hey Billy and Bobby,
So sorry I just found out about your dad passing I remember him as a kind and gentle soul who was always there for our family. We are all now orphans I wish you peace and send hugs your way
Brenda (Meisner) Tetrault
Keith was a good example of a person whom we should all aspire to be. He was there to help in a kind way when others needed a little help and wasn't looking for any lauditory comments. We need more Keiths in the world.
Our sincere condolences to Keith's family. we first met Keith when my mother Nora met Christine's Dad Alec. On our last visit with Keith we had a great visit. Keith recalling his many memories of his life. I wish we were able to visit Keith in Canmore.
Irvin and Liz Engelke
I wish to record an event Keith related to me. He and Christine were in a museum where piano played by Beethoven was exhibited.
Keith checked to see no one was watching and quickly slipped into Beethoven's stool for a few seconds.
To the Fewster family. My deepest condolences to you all. Keith was a great lifetime friend and share many many wonderful memories and have been blessed with him in our lives.
I along with a score of others have so appreciated my lengthy friendship with Keith (and Christine). Both myself and Nick have enjoyed being included in family dinners - both at his place and ours, visits along the bike path, dinners, and hours of chatting at the Weiner Schnitzel House, as well as sharing the difficult journey of grief.
From our first conversation over 20 years ago during a job interview (derailed by cycling talk), to our last conversation just a few weeks ago in Canmore – Keith loved to share his goals, successes and challenges and was always encouraging in mine. We will miss his ongoing support, love and encouragement.
I think the best way we can honor someone’s life is to take on at least one of the qualities we admired in that person and carry on in some small way on their behalf. With Keith, although it will be very hard to choose-he saw the good in everyone, and that seems like a great place to start.
With heartfelt gratitude, thank you Keith for enriching our lives and thank you Dani, Bob, Bill and Jeff for sharing your Dad and step-Dad with us.
Keith was a dear mentor, friend and colleague and inspired me in many ways - personal and career. We worked together in Management roles at Gulf Canada ( now Conoco Phillips) and had fun conspiring for social fund raising events for United Way - his piano tip jar for the event was always full! After he retired he did me the honor of joining my Executive Search Management Consulting Firm ( Coe & Company International ) and brought his sound advice to counsel clients on senior executive hires and team strategy. I asked Keith ( my best work friend) and Christine ( my best friend) to give a co-toast at my wedding and they delivered a delightful and memorable " he said - she said" toast. Their toast led to them becoming friends and later it developed into a romance with their marriage. Of course being " in love" he informed me that he now had to really retire and have his next life adventure with Christine. They enjoyed a wonderful marriage and travels to Europe while Keith studied German and gained an appreciation for Christine's Austrian roots. Somehow they found time to still volunteer in the community, teach a daughter-in-law to drive, enjoy their grandchildren and when I was lucky attend a wonderful dinner where laughter was always on the menu.
When Keith graduated from the University of Calgary with his Master's in his mid-70's his success and academic achievements were even a highlight spoken about by then Premier Jim Dinning - Keith was always modest about his achievements and accomplishments. After Christine passed of ALS he turned his caring heart to help others with grief including those whose families were struggling with this terrible disease. In addition, to educating others about ALS , he encouraged others to contribute to the annual ALS walks to raise funds for research. He always made time for walks with his dog Mitty ( shared with Dani and Mario loving dog co-parents) as well as spitting his time between his son Bill on the West Coast and family in Calgary. It is so good to know that with his love of the mountains and nature that he enjoyed Canmore in his final years. Keith Fewster made a positive difference in the lives of many people. Those of us closest to him will always cherish the fun times, values he demonstrated daily and the lessons in living a rich life. Keith will be missed. I am happy that he has joined Christine in heaven and that my two precious friends are together at last. On behalf of myself, Julia Coe and Christopher Coe we send our condolences to all family and friends. Sincerely, Karen Coe
Keith was interviewed by CBC in June 2012, I have uploaded the audio to youtube if anyone would like to listen and share.
If you feel this should posted somewhere else or not posted at all please let me know.
Keith was a kind and a true Mensch with a heart for everyone. We met at the university while he studied German and our whole family soon became good friends. Many times we gathered at our home for great parties and discussions. He will be missed but always remembered.
Rosvita, Mike, and Marcus V.
Forever in our hearts. Thank you for your love, kindness and friendship. We will remember you always . May you RIP. Give Oma a hug from us. Xo. Love always Liz, Patrick, Bradley and Paisley
Foothills Academy extends its condolences to the family of Keith Fewster. Keith will be remembered as a strong advocate for children and individuals with Learning Disabilities and was instrumental in the founding of the Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta - Calgary Chapter.
Keith was an incredible gentle presence. I enjoyed our discussions after contemplative meditstion and at his coffee invitations with so much food at his home. He shared so freely of his life and his wisdom. I learned much from him.
I'm am so sorry to hear of Keith's passing. He was a very special and kind man. He certainly lived life to his fullest, accomplishing so much. He will missed. RIP Keith
Keith was a Gentleman, a gentle man, a kind soul, a wonderful spirit, and an inspiration. I will miss him greatly.
Keith believed the ‘meaning of life’ to be ‘love & compassion’ and lived to this ideal - I will continue to strive to do so as well.
I feel honoured to have had a remarkably wise & kind human being in my life for 30 years. Keith was always there for me, through many seemingly insurmountable challenges, for which I am so very grateful.
My heartfelt condolences,