It is with deep sadness that we say a final farewell to Dave Kehoe at 65 years young, on Saturday, August 21, 2021, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in 1956 in Sydney, David was the son of the late the late Gerald and Theresa (Farrell) Kehoe.
David is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Jackie Kehoe; sisters, Kelly (John) Drover and Kerry (Claude) Langiois; brothers, Danny, Raymond and Randy.
Dave grew up in Whitney Pier, graduated from Sydney Academy, and then enlisted in the Canadian Forces, with various postings around the world. It was in Edmonton that he met and married the love of his life Jackie. Together, they enjoyed frequent travelling aboard.
David was a talented wood worker, gaining renown for his elaborate wood cravings. Dave always loved puttering around in the shop building props for various productions, both here and in Alberta. He never trod the boards, but his props brought the plays and musicals to life. He was proud of his work and happily built what was required from a Tommy gun, old fashioned camera, microphone, muskets, cannon, ship’s helm to a blunderbuss. He crafted them all with attention to detail.
There will be no visitation or service for the late Dave Kehoe. His request to be cremated has been carried out. Dave has requested that in lieu of flowers that his friends and family raise a glass in his memory.
His wife and family wish to extend their heartfelt thanks to all the staff on Units 4B and 4E for their kindness and compassion shown to David during his final days.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Sorry for your loss prayers and thoughts are with all of you Rip David
From: Mary and Gordy Manning
We, the maternal aunts of David, Lorrie Putt, Alice (Tootsy) Corbett, Patsy Kiley, and Donna Dziubek, want to extend our sympathies to David’s sisters and brothers on the passing of their oldest brother. Their family circle is now broken and we know how they will miss him. We will miss his wry humour and his talent for writing. R.I.P. nephew.
From: Donna Marie Dziubek
I’m so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. Dave and I were colleagues for many years in David Thompson Health Region in Red Deer, Alberta and I always appreciated Dave’s ability to cut to the chase during meetings, as well as his salty sense of humour. Rest in peace Dave!
From: Sue Harcus
I’m so sorry for your loss Aunty Jackie. My heartfelt condolences and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. Love you! 💕
I was devastated to hear about Dave’s passing. Dave was such a kind soul and so full of life. He took me under his wing and taught me a lot about wood working. His talent and his generosity was limitless. I will never forget his kindness. My heart goes out to you Jackie. In the short time that I’ve known you two I could see the absolute love that was shared between you. It’s something that many strive for but few seldom find.
So sorry for your loss. Keeping the family in thought and prayers.
My deepest and sincerest condolences Aunty Jackie. I have many fond memories with you and Uncle Dave when I was growing up from camping to staying at your place watching Dr.Who and Indiana Jones.
So sorry for your loss Jackie.
Remi and I have great memories of our time in the Dominican.
Love and lots of hugs from Bunny and Remi
Jackie and family, your Dave has carved a spot in many people’s thoughts and hearts! Such a kind, genius, generous and talented person. His creative artistry has been highlighted on many of our local stages . From Ship wheels, to muskets, to many amazing items in between. His talents will shine brightly on our stages for yrs to come.
So sorry for your loss my littlest sister. My heart cries for you. I had a mass said for him Saturday. You are in my thoughts and in my prayers Jackie! Love you. Good bye Dave until we meet again in heaven.
What a beautiful tribute Jackie. I only met him a few times but enjoyed his great sense of humour I was honoured to buy one of his unique carvings for my nephew. He loves it!
Treasure those beautiful memories. Hugs.
I am sorry for your great loss.
Jacky, we have not met since high school and neither did I ever meet your husband but I can see that you were a true couple. My most sincere condolences to you in this difficult time.
So sorry for your loss Jackie As neighbours and members of the Mira Players we will all certainly miss Dave. He was very good to the Mira players cast and crew. May he Rest In Peace
My dear Jackie,
I am so utterly sad for you at the
passing of your beloved Dave.
For you to know that you are much loved
and was good for our community to have known Dave.
So sorry for your loss. It was so nice to be able to share memories with him at our last reunion. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. David always made you laugh. Such a great guy. He will truly be missed
Sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. May you find peace and comfort with family and friends. May God bless you and wrap you in His tender loving care .
Our deepest condolences for the loss of David our cousin, thoughts and prayers are with you, RIP
Sorry for you loss Dan. Please pass on condolences to your entire family from all of us here in Greenwood. We are all thinking of you during this difficult time.
So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you