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69, of Water­ville, Kings Co., passed away sud­denly on Fri­day, September 15, 2017, at home. Born in Ber­wick, he was a son of the late Lawrence R. and Lil­lian D. (O’leary) Keddy. Fran­cis was a hard worker, and known as a jack of all trades. He be­gan his work­ing ca­reer at age 17 start­ing with Stan­dard Paving, which was then La­farge that fi­nally be­came Dex­ters Con­struc­tion. Dur­ing 49 years of em­ploy­ment Fran­cis was a flag­man, as­phalt raker and fi­nally a dump truck op­er­a­tor. He was an avid gar­dener and lover of any­thing John Deere. Fran­cis was a gen­tle gi­ant, who ap­peared to have a tough ex­te­rior but who was a good man and had a heart of gold. He had many friends and loved his fam­ily, es­pe­cially time spent with the grand­chil­dren. Sur­viv­ing are his wife the former Mary P. Oickle; daugh­ters, Vir­ginia Keddy (Kel­leyanne Hur­ley), Mil­ton; Nadine (Jamie) Parker, Harmony; son, Steven Keddy (Jackie Crow­ell), Water­ville; grand­chil­dren, Jes­sica, Saman­tha, Dylan and Ethan; sis­ters, Mar­guerite (El­roy) Mills, Cam­bridge; Sylvia “Pete” Keddy (David Hampsey), South Ber­wick; Irma (Stephen) Lutz, Water­ville; brothers, Willis “Bill” (Pauline) Keddy, Halls Har­bour; Al­lis­ter (Linda) Keddy, Lawrence (Brenda) Keddy, both of Black Rock; Gar­net Keddy (Heather Bent), Burlington; sev­eral nieces and neph­ews. Be­sides his par­ents, he was pre­de­ceased by sis­ters, Olive Crouse and Shirley Card; brother, Ger­ald Keddy. In keep­ing with Fran­cis’s wishes there was no vis­i­ta­tion. A grave­side ser­vice took place at 11 a.m., Fri­day, September 22, in Water­ville Ceme­tery. Pas­tor Christina Bigelow of­fi­ci­ated, and a re­cep­tion fol­lowed. Fam­ily flow­ers only, do­na­tions in Fran­cis name may be made to Di­a­betes Canada, Water­ville & District Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment or to QEII Foun­da­tion, Hal­i­fax. Ar­range­ments have been en­trusted to the Mid­dle­ton Fu­neral Home,

398 Main Street, toll free 1-855-8253448. On­line guest book may be signed vis­it­ing: www.mid­dle­ton­fu­ner­al­home.com Frey­dis Egils­dot­tir, left, and her daugh­ter re­laxed with Mis­tress Bri­ane Dou­glas dur­ing the So­ci­ety for Cre­ative Anachro­nism’s re­cent demon­stra­tion at CFB Green­wood.

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