Obituary of Walter "Neil" McKeen
Walter "Neil" McKeen of Camrose, formerly Edmonton, Alberta passed away on Monday, June 4, 2018 at the age of 66 years.
Walter Neil McKeen was born July 19, 1951 to Duncan and Alice McKeen in Edmonton where he grew up with his brother Bert. After finishing school, he joined in the family business as a saw filer. From his first marriage he had two children, a son Wes and a daughter Brenda. Later on in life he met his second wife Beverley where he gained five more step-sons, Whitney Wells, Melvin Wells, Daniel Wells, Trevor Wells, and Johndavid Wells. Neil was predeceased by his parents; wife Beverley; and step-son Whitney.
Neil was a man of many words and always had a story to tell with a smile on his face. He loved to sing karaoke and had many hobbies including a passion for flying small aircraft, wood carving, singing, stained glass, and spending his time volunteering. Neil was an avid animal lover and spent many hours with his dogs and cats. His kindness and compassion were without bounds. He will be sadly missed and always remembered.
Left to cherish his memory are his children Wes McKeen (Christina Oracheski) of Edmonton, and Brenda McKeen of Vernon BC; step-children Melvin Wells of Bashaw, Daniel (Tanya) Wells of Red Deer, Trevor (Taylor) Wells of Camrose, and John (Heather) Wells of Camrose; eight grandchildren; and brother Bert (Donna) McKeen of Edmonton.
Neil was predeceased by his wife Bev; step-son Whitney Wells; and parents Duncan and Alice McKeen.
A Funeral Service was held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 16, 2018 from the Burgar Memorial Chapel with Rev. Brian Hunter officiating.
In lieu of flowers, if family and friends so desire, memorial contributions are gratefully accepted to the Alberta Cancer Foundation.