We, the family, regret to announce the passing of John Keith Baldwin on Monday, July 23, 2018 at Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Sydney on March 30, 1957, Keith was the son of the late John David and Eileen (Mizzi) Baldwin.
Keith was a gifted tattoo artist and painter. His murals are well known in the Pier. In his early years Keith worked on the boats and at the steel plant. He will be remembered by family and friends for being very kind but tough. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Keith is survived by his brothers, David, Dwight and Glen; sister, Faith (Mike) Currie; niece, Melissa (Joey) Diflavio; nephews, Daniel (Cella) Baldwin and Michael (Tracey) Currie; grand-nieces, Mila and Edie; grand-nephews, Brendon and Declan; special friend, Avern Brown and several cousins.
Visitation for the late Keith Baldwin will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Thursday, July 26, 2018 from 2-4 and 7–9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Redeemer Church on Friday, July 27, 2018 at 10 a.m. with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Following the Mass, refreshments will be served in the funeral home reception area. Interment will take place at a later date.
Donations in memory of the late Keith Baldwin may be made to the Holy Redeemer Building Fund or the Whitney Pier Boys and Girls Club.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
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I am so sad to hear of my dear cousin's passing. He was so kind to me and would always offer any help to anyone in need. A gifted artist and I know I have him in heaven praying for me and all of us here now. He always went to church and he was a very devoted son to his mom, my aunt and God-Mother Eileen who passed last year along with my mom Cecilia. I am happy to know all three of their names are on his steel plant mural in the Pier. Love you Keith. Janet Marusiak
From: Janet Marusiak
My deepest condolences to you the family in the loss of your loved one,morn not the loss but be great Blessing to have known him and he will always live on in the hearts and memories of all who knew and loved him dearly
From: Edward M. MacPherson
So sorry to hear about Keith. I always liked Keith. He was a kind soul & he loved to see people being happy. RIP brother.
From: John MacDonald
Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of a wonderful brother, son, uncle and friend in the Baldwin and Mizzi families.
From: C. Fennell
To the Baldwin family, so very sorry for your loss. Keith will always be remembered as the Pier Artist,may he Rest In Peace
From: Maureen (Gushue) Moulins
So Sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
From: Sherry Lee McKinnon
Sending our deepest sympathy at this time. Doddy & Bobby Keel ( Hollohan) Truro N.S. ( Whitney Pier)
From: Doddy Keel
Thoughts and prayers with you may Keith fly free with eagles
From: Sherry Brown
I moved into the house next door a year ago and Keith was the first person to welcome me to the neighborhood. He was always kind, generous and curious. Whenever we needed a tool, he would be there with it. Most often he knew we needed something before we did and he appeared with it. When he learned my daughter and son in law are soldiers, he always asked about them. I would see him painting murals and go out and chat with him. I have lived in many homes, in many provinces and countries and by far Keith was the best neighbor I ever had. So long dear neighbor. thank you for showing me how to be "from the Pier.
David, Dwight,Glen and Fsith. we are saddened to hear of Keith's passing on Monday. We will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers. Mike, Rita Meloche Windsor.
From: Mike/Rita Meloche
Rest in Piece my friend
My condolences to the Baldwin family I grew up in the Pier and hung around with Keith in High School Always a nice, kind guy and very talented. Rest In Peace Keith. Your Friend, Marina Munro Harrott (Brantford ON)
From: Marina Munro Harrott
We were so saddened to read about Keith's passing A good man gone too soon. May the many memories you hold within your heart help you all through this most difficult time
From: John Brenda Yhard
To the Baldwin Family on the passing of "Brother Keith" from this Life to a Higher calling! May you be always comforted by the true Blessing and Aura from the inner Beauty that came from Keith's Spirit! Peace and Blessings from the Gauthier Family-Donny and son Phalen.
From: Donald J. Gauthier
Sorry to hear about Keith's passing.our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Jackie and Debbie long and family.
From: Debbie Long
So sorry for your loss, I hung around with Keith when we were younger. Lot of great times and lots of laughs. A lot of great memories. Keith was a great guy. Gone too soon. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
From: Janet Johnston
From my first bottle of 74 (which you informed me actually wasn't many years later) to catching up at my mother's funeral, there are some great memories of you. What a fine person you turned out to be…RIP Friend
Really loved Keith, a kind and always caring person, lots of memories from our youth. Keith was such a gifted man, one Cape Bretons all-time best folk artist for sure. He will not be forgotten, Sending our prayers, and love to all the family for comfort at this time. Keith told me a few months back he was very grateful to God for all He had brought him through and His goodness to him through answered prayers. I was glad to hear a little bit of his faith journey. Rest in peace my friend.
From: Bill Legge
Last time we saw Keith, he was painting the mural at the end of the overpass. Betty and I were out for a walk. He stopped everything to come off the ladder and talk to us. I've been coming home for forty years, I didn't see him every year, but most years I ran into him somewhere. When he spoke to you, you were his center of attention, very much a gentleman. God bless!
From: Betty and Bill Smith
Wishing Keith peace on the other side, he was a tough man but a good man, an ex band mate and friend.
From: Frank MacDonald
I am so sorry to learn that Keith has passed. He will be dearly missed remembered as a wonderful man. May a passage at John 5:38,29 bring comfort to all who are mourning his passing. Let us hold tight to the hope of seeing our loved ones again on a Paradise earth.
From: A. Mixon
Truly a great man & an exceptionally gifted artist. He will be missed dearly. Sorry for your loss Baldwin family
From: Delores Thorne-Malenfant