Donald "Donnie" Milton Keiver
DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES THE FUNERAL FOR DONNIE WILL BE POSTPONED UNTIL WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29TH, 2017 AT 2:00pm. Visitation will remain the same on Monday, November 27th, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9pm.
Donald Milton Keiver, 83, of Forest Dale Home, formerly of Midway, passed away on November 24th, 2017 at the Moncton City Hospital with his family by his side.
Donnie was born in Harvey, NB, on March 26th, 1934, the son of the late Howard and Susan (Stuart) Keiver.
For many years he was a much loved bus driver and enjoyed getting to know all students who crossed his path, many of whom he kept in touch with. He was proud of being a farmer and garnered much joy from raising beef and hogs. He had a love for all animals, especially his dogs and cats, many of whom seemed to happen upon the Midway road as strays. Donnie held his community in high regard and always helped out in any way he could. He loved the Albert County Exhibition, and played a critical role in laying the foundation for the much anticipated event each year. He felt privileged to be appointed an Honorary Director. As a member of the board of the Forestdale nursing home, he was the driving force behind brining the nursing home to Riverside Albert. He was also a committed board member of the Bennett and Albert Health Care Foundation and the Moncton City Hospital. He was an active and interested lifelong member of the Albert County Liberal Association. He helped out at the Community Pasture for many years ensuring things ran smoothly. Donnie had a gift for public speaking and an ability to relate to people from all walks of life. In his spare time Donnie enjoyed camping and travelling with his wife of 60 years, Joan. He was passionate about everything he did and will be remembered for his strong will and determination.
He will be deeply missed by his devoted wife Joan (Enman) Keiver; his children, sons Terry Keiver (Tammy) of Hillsborough, Dana Keiver (Cheryl) of Riverview, and Jamie Keiver (Kelly) of Midway; his daughter Susan Carleton (Shaun) of Ontario; his treasured grandchildren, Emma, Zachary, Kasey, Sara, Autumn, Avery, Courtney, Samantha, and Matthew. Donnie was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He will also be missed by several nieces and nephews, all his extended family, and by his in-laws.
Besides his parents Donnie was predeceased by his brother Stuart; sister Eleanora.
He will be resting at the Albert County Funeral with visitation on Monday, November 27th, 2017 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. The funeral service will be held at the Albert County Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 at 2:00pm with Pastor Paul Steeves officiating. Internment will be held in the Bayview Cemetery, Harvey, Albert County, NB
In lieu of flowers, donations to the SPCA and Bayview Cemetery would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements are in the care of the Albert County Funeral Home, 4130 Route 114, Hopewell Cape, NB E4H-3K2 734-2780