It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved son, grandson, brother and uncle, Jason Keough, aged 46, suddenly, of natural causes on Thursday, May 14, 2020 at his residence in Port Hawkesbury.
Born on February 27, 1974 in Sydney, Jason spent his childhood in Whitney Pier and his summers at Pipers Cove with his large extended Keough family. As a teenager, Jason moved with his family to the Annapolis Valley where he completed high school at Bridgetown Regional Community School.
Jason was a proud supporter of the East Coast German Shepard Rescue Organization, where he fostered many dogs over the years. A particular favorite was Ranger whom he adopted and lovingly cared for the past eight years. He turned his love of animals into a career where he managed a pet store.
Jason is survived by his parents, Glenn and Susan (Penney) Keough of Sydney; sister, Tammy Grenier (Mike) of Athabasca, Alberta; maternal grandmother, Delores Penney of Sydney; as well as many uncles, aunts and cousins. He is also survived by his special niece, Amelia and nephew, Ben of Athabasca, Alberta.
Jason was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, James Penney; uncle, Gary Penney and his paternal grandparents, Andrew and Evelyn Keough.
Jason was well known for helping those in need even to his own detriment. He has a few special friends, Ryan, Mitchel and Naomi that will be remembered for being there for him as well. Jason will be remembered for being a very giving person and will be sorely missed by those he cared for.
Cremation has taken place and a service will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home when permitted.
Donations in memory of Jason can be made to any animal organization of your choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Susan and Glen we are so sorry for the loss of your precious boy please except our deepest condolences. May Jason RIP.
From: Mike and Debbie Snow
So sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in the love and support of your family and friends at this most difficult time. Jason, as my Godson, was always special to me and I have so many great memories of him as a child. He will not be forgotten.
From: Dena Yakimchuk
DEAR SUE MY HEART IS BREAKING FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY LOTS OF PRAYERS FOR YOU AND YOU FAMILY AND ONE FOR JASON ALTHOUGHT I ONLY MET HIM A HANFULL OF TIMES I KNEW HE WAS A VERY KIND AND GENEROUS PERSON WITH A GREAT SMILE RIP JASON TIME TO FY
From: Heather White
To Doll, Susan, Glenn and all of Jason’s family our deepest sympathy, May he rest in peace.
From: Mary (Colbert) & Joe Matheson
I am terribly sorry to hear of the loss of Jay. Jay always was a special person to us at Marley’s Hope Dog Rescue where he was a support always. Jay was a wonderful man, who gave of himself and was kind to everyone. He is gone far too soon. Sending condolences to his family and friends.
From: Dalene Grady-Lunn