MacPherson, Ernest “Keith”

December 5, 1924 – March 7, 2012
at the age of 87 years

On March 7, 2012, (age 87) Keith passed away peacefully at Shuswap Lodge Retirement Residence, in Salmon Arm, BC. Keith was born near Borden, Saskatchewan, December 5, 1924. In 1939, he moved with his parents, Ethel and Hugh, to Vanderhoof, BC, and then to Vancouver in 1940. In 1943, they settled at Canoe, BC, where Keith married and raised his family.

Keith held electrical, gas fitting and plumbing certificates. He worked for Modern Electric (1952-1957), Salmon Arm Sheet Metal and Supply (1957-1973) becoming a partner in 1963, and held the position of Plumbing, Heating and Electrical Foreman for theShuswapLakeSchool District(1973-1986). He loved ‘Big Band’ music and was an accomplished musician playing saxophone and violin at many wedding, New Years Eve and ‘Old Time’ dances in the area.

Keith will be missed by his daughters Judy MacPherson (Dan Dalgaard) of Nelson, BC, and Cathy MacPherson of Burnaby, BC. He also leaves 2 grand children, Nathan and Melissa Dalgaard.

Special thanks to the staff at the Shuswap Lodge Retirement Residence for their compassionate care in his final days.

No service by request.


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