Abigail Keeping

Obituary of Abigail Georgina Keeping

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Abigail Keeping announces her passing on Saturday, August 22, 2020, at Oceanview Continuing Care Nursing Home, Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia, at the age of 84 with her daughters by her side. Born in Diamond Cove, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Susanna (Spicer) Stroud. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her husband, Wilson Keeping of 64 years, her children, Ivy (George) Cokes, Ramona (Gary) Keeping, Gordie (Denise) Keeping, and Wilma (Boyd) Hatcher, grandchildren, Stephen (Janice) Cokes, Stacy (Andrew) Cokes, Gina Keeping (Robert), Bailey Hatcher and Myles Keeping, great-grandchildren, Garreth Sanford, Schuyler Sanford, Blake Jordan, Carys Sanford-Cokes, Ethan Jordan, Piper Sanford-Cokes, and Carly Jordan, brothers- and sisters-in-law, Edwin Keeping, Shirley (Edward) Cokes, Bessie Gillard, Lockland Keeping and Peggy Keeping, maternal nephew, Raymond and Marion Stroud, and many paternal nieces and nephews. Abigail was predeceased by infant son, mother and father in law, Garfield and Mary Anne Keeping, brother, William (Susie) Stroud, sister-in-law, Katherine (Charles) House, brothers-in-law, Raymond Gillard, William Keeping and Arthur Keeping, sister-in-law, Isabella Keeping, nephews Gary Stroud, Dennis and David Howse, and great-nephew, Coady Herritt. We would like to thank the nurses and staff at the Oceanview Nursing home for taking such good care of our Mom for the past three years. Visitation will take place on Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Oceanside Funeral Home, 23 Read Street, Port aux Basques. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 26th, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Michael’s and All Angels Church in Rose Blanche officiated by Rev. Canon Jeffrey Petten, interment to follow at Hillside Haven Cemetery. Flowers graciously accepted or donations may be made to the family. Words of comfort can be sent to the family by visiting www.oceansidefh.ca “Our Mother had a slender, small body, but a large heart-a heart so large that everybody's joys found welcome in it and hospitable accommodation.”
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Tuesday
25
August

First Visitation

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Oceanside Funeral Home
23 Read Street
Port-aux-Basques, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
709-695-7010
Tuesday
25
August

Second Visitation

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Oceanside Funeral Home
23 Read Street
Port-aux-Basques, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
709-695-7010
Wednesday
26
August

Funeral Service

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
St. Michael's & All Angles Church
Main Street
Rose Blanche, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Wednesday
26
August

Interment

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Hillside Haven Cemetery
Isle-aux-Mort Road
Isle-aux-Morts Road, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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