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Samuel "Sam" Wesley Keeping

October 5, 1932 ~ February 3, 2020 (age 87)


KEEPING, Samuel "Sam" - Peacefully with his family at his side, on Monday, February 3, 2020. Samuel Wesley Keeping of Woodstock in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Pauline Keeping. Cherished father of Helen (Gary) Forbes, Donald (Leslie) Keeping, Patsy (Brian) Sonne, David (Violet) Keeping and Nancy (Vic) Keeping. Loved grandfather of Samantha, David, Michael (Tania), K.C., Meghan (Wayne), Erin, Danielle (Mitch), Eric, Andrew and great grandfather of several great-grandchildren. Survived by brothers Chesley and Cecil and sister Marie. Predeceased by his first wife Patricia Keeping (2013), son-in-law Scott. Sam will always be remembered for his kind heart and love of family. He will be forever missed and remembered as a caring husband, father, grandfather, brother and best friend. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Woodstock Navy Club, 959 James St, Woodstock, on Sunday, February 23, 2020, from 1 to 4 PM. If desired, contributions to the Alzheimer Society or the Woodstock Navy Club would be greatly appreciated and may be arranged through the Brock and Visser Funeral Home (519-539-0004). Online condolences at

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Roth and the staff at both Lakewood and Pinecrest units of Woodingford Lodge, for all the care and compassion shown to Sam during his time with them.

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Celebration of Life
February 23, 2020

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Woodstock Navy Club


Alzheimers Society of Ontario
20 Eglinton Avenue West, 16th Floor, Toronto ON M4R 1K8
Tel: 1-416-967-5900

Oxford County Naval Association
959 James Street, Woodstock ON N4S 0A5
Tel: 1-519-537-8991

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