Keith Allen MacInnis, 86 of Hantsport passed away on November 25, 2018 in the Valley Regional Hospital. Born in Hantsport, he was the son of the late Alfred and Vera (Levy) MacInnis.
Keith had many skills. He renovated his three homes. As well, he was talented in things as varied as model ship building and furniture refinishing. He had a love for the water and was proud that he sailed on the maiden voyage of the Gypsum Duchess in 1957. He also sailed all along the eastern seaboard, on the gypsum boats, as far south as Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. In his later years, he watched the boats sail in the Avon River from the window in his “Recovery Room” at his home in Hants Border. He loved swimming in the “medicinal” waters of the Avon River with his friends The Beach Boys. Before retiring in 1998, he was the janitor at Hantsport School.
Keith is survived by his loving wife, Joyce (Watson) of Hantsport; daughters Kathryn (Paul) Kenny of Hants Border; Lori (Doug) Cooper of Hantsport; sons Doug (Janice) MacInnis of Wolfville; Brian (Fiona) MacInnis of Hantsport; sisters Frene Harvie of Windsor; Verna Harvey of Kentville; grandchildren Brad and Kristy Webster of Hantsport; Michael (Ashley) MacInnis of Antigonish; Nathan (Sarah) Kenny of Coldbrook; Philip (Claudia) Kenny of Timmins, ON; Luke (Jen) Kenny of Norton, NB; Brandon (Meghan) MacInnis of Hantsport; Rieleigh (Kate) MacInnis of Dartmouth; he was affectionately known, by his great-grandchildren Brianna, Jackson, Mason, Aida, Harper, Maci, Reta and Noah, as “White Grampy”; also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Keith was predeceased by infant daughter Theresa Anne; sister Alicia Dauphinee; brothers Ronald and Chesley.
A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 11:00 am in the Wolfville Funeral Chapel. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, Wolfville Funeral Chapel, 568 Main Street, Wolfville, B4P 1E5 (902-542-4656).