Russel Curtis Keddy

April 28, 1947 - January 3, 2022

Funeral Details: A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date in Nova Scotia

Keddy, Russel Curtis:  Passed away peacefully on Monday, January 3rd, 2022 at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket.  Just like he dealt with all experiences in life, Russel managed his illness with strength and grace: always looking on the bright side and enjoying every moment he could with his family and friends. Russel Keddy was in his 75th year. He first called Nova Scotia home, and most recently Bradford. He was a man who took great joy in bringing people together: be it starting the Barrie Singles Club, a Tandem Bike Riders Club, or by bringing his favorite homemade baked beans to a potluck.

Loving father of Colin, Kimberly and Kellie, of whom both he and their mother Sally Leon, always held with great pride and joy.  He will be sadly missed by his 6 grandchildren ~ Danni, Kyndahl, Sal, Chantle, Elizabeth and Dante as well as Kelly Wilson (mother to Danni), Jessica Puddifant (mother to Kyndahl), Salvatore Maltese (father to Sal and Chantle) and John Cascone (father to Elizabeth and Dante).

He will be fondly remembered by all of his siblings and his 7 nieces, nephews’, relatives and numerous friends.  A Private Cremation has taken place.  A Celebration of life will be held at a later date in Nova Scotia. Arrangements entrusted to Peaceful Transition York (2-15236 Yonge Street, Aurora, Ontario) and condolences may be forwarded through


10 Condolences
  • Patricia Phillips
    Posted on: Friday, January 7, 2022 Reply

    My sincerest condolences to Sally and family. Rest in Peace Russ. I will keep your family in my prayers.

  • Lynn Kidder
    Posted on: Sunday, January 9, 2022 Reply

    My sincere condolences to Kim, Kellie and Colin and to that wonderful Keddy family in Nova Scotia. I will miss him. Rest in Peace Russ.

  • Antonio Garcia
    Posted on: Monday, January 10, 2022 Reply

    My deepest condolences to you Kim and Family. I will miss our drives and lunches. It is what it is. Rest in peace my friend.

  • Ranjit Kaur
    Posted on: Tuesday, January 11, 2022 Reply

    My condolences for your family. He would want everyone to be happy and enjoy life. He definitely always made me laugh. What a Great, charismatic and interesting man🙏🙏🙏.

  • Marley
    Posted on: Tuesday, January 11, 2022 Reply

    I love and miss you so much grampy💜

  • Louise Macdonald
    Posted on: Tuesday, January 11, 2022 Reply

    “All I ever wanted was to help people, love them, lift them up, spread some joy”-Elvis Presley.

    A fitting quote for our friend Russ who lived and loved life in this way. Stay in the light, rock on…

    Louise and Ian M.

  • Debbie Campbell
    Posted on: Tuesday, January 11, 2022 Reply

    Kim my sincere condolences to you and your family. Sending love and hugs your way.

  • Tommy Larocque
    Posted on: Wednesday, January 12, 2022 Reply

    Condolences to you and all your family. May his soul have a smooth transition to its place of rest. May your memories be strong, fond and beautiful.

  • Christine Sanford
    Posted on: Wednesday, January 12, 2022 Reply

    Rest In Peace Uncle Russ. I remember how excited I would be as a kid whenever Russ came home. He would tease me mercilessly and I loved every minute of it. Many years later he and I drove out to the valley together for some family occasion and he made a point of asking me about my life and getting to know me better as an adult. We had quite a heart to heart chat and that drive will be in my heart forever.
    Love you Russ, you will be missed.

  • Michelle and Steve Smith
    Posted on: Monday, February 21, 2022 Reply

    Steve and I were so sad to hear of the passing of Russ. He was a very nice man with a wonderful sense of humor. Our condolences to his family and friends.

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