Mass of Christian Burial
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday, April 11, 2019
St. Patrick's Basilica
220 Kent Street
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Mass of Christian Burial
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Friday, April 12, 2019
St. Paul the Hermit Church
59 Chemin Sheenboro
Sheenboro, Quebec, Canada
12:30 pm - 12:45 pm
Friday, April 12, 2019
St Paul the Hermit Cemetery
Sheenboro, Quebec, Canada
A reception will be held in St. Patrick's Basilica following the Mass in Ottawa on Thursday and also in the Parish hall of St. Paul the Hermit after the Mass in Sheenboro on Friday.
Jean Kot (nee Macaulay) posted a condolence
Tuesday, August 13, 2019My deepest condolences to Anne and Family. Wilbert boarded at my Grandma's (Mary Gauvreau) house while he was attending medical school. I fondly remember sitting across from him at the dinner table, when I visited my Grandma. I also remember meeting him and Anne when they visited my Grandma once. I recall that he marveled at how much I looked like my Dad, Evan Macaulay. Since I have lived in the Edmonton area for the past almost 40 years, I don't often receive news from my family members in Ottawa and I was not told of Wilbert's passing in April. I just happened to think of him this morning and Googled his name, only to learn of his passing. I am so sorry. Best regards, Jean Kot
ANNE ATKINSON posted a condolence
Friday, June 7, 2019Dear Anne, It is about time you heard from me, and I apologize for the delay. A note I tried to send to you via Neil's law office was just returned to me as undeliverable. I am reaching out to you via the Hayes organization so that I can find an address that will reach you. Also, I understand that you may move into a retirement home in Ottawa. From what I hear, you will like it. Yours with sincere sympathy, Anne
john peck posted a condolence
Wednesday, May 1, 2019He did a good job on my dad's bypass, and for that I thank him.
Ron Snudden posted a condolence
Thursday, April 25, 2019Thank you Dr Keon for the extra 22 years your skills have given me. My wife and 3 sons are also grateful. Rest in peace.
Thomas Wayne Keon posted a condolence
Sunday, April 21, 2019Deepest sympathy to many Keon families. Wilbert is with Mom & Dad, Mr & Mrs Joseph Orville Sylvies Keon; Grandpa & Grandma Mr. & Mrs. John Joseph Keon. We think of you well and often. Wayne, Ingrid, Kristine & Markus Keon
orvella nadeau posted a condolence
Wednesday, April 17, 2019My deepest condolences to M. Keon and all members of the family on the passing of this great man. Orvella Nadeau
Bob and Donna Roberts posted a condolence
Sunday, April 14, 2019Dear Anne and Family, Donna and I send our deepest sympathy and condolences. The city of Ottawa and the whole of Canada has lost a great innovator, physician and statesman. Willie Keon, not only founded the The Heart Institute but had the leadership skill, dedication, energy and charisma to sustain The Institute as a centre of cardiovascular excellence for 28 years. The Institute became an icon in Ottawa, Ontario and across Canada. For more than a decade he was also a Senator serving his country as well as The Institute. He loved Ottawa as they loved him. Willie had physically, emotionally or mentally touched so many individuals in Ottawa that he had become a greater icon than The Institute. During my 10 years as President, Willie was always supportive and enjoyed keeping abreast of major happenings at The Institute. His sense of obligation and responsibility for the Institute remained with him to the very end. It was truly a great privilege and honour to attempt to follow in his footsteps. Again, Donna and I express our deepest sympathy.
Sheila Havey posted a condolence
Saturday, April 13, 2019Mrs Keon & family, I had the privilege of working at the Heart Institute with this very talented man for 15 years. What was truly inspiring was the culture he created both inside the building and in the community at large. No fund raising event was too small for him not to show up and pitch his support. Besides his obvious talents, that's what endeared him to so many....he mingled with the ordinary souls. Please accept my condolences as you you grieve the loss of your dear Willie.
Dr. John G. Moffat posted a condolence
Friday, April 12, 2019Hi Anne, It was with great sadness that I heard that Willy had died at age 83. I have known Willy since our MGH Days. In 1965-1966 the three Chief Residents in Generalities Surgery were Willy Keon, Gerry Pearl, and John Moffat. Willy was highly intelligent, a great technical Surgeon, and highly competitive. On the first day of our Chief Residency he said to me that this year will be “an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth” ! In July 1966, Willy trained for 2 years in Cardiac Surgery under Dr Wilfred Bigelow at the TGH—and I went on Active Staff in General Surgery at the TGH for 2 years. On Willy’s 1st day, Dr Bigelow told Willy to go and watch his outgoing Chief Resident do a tracheostomy. When Dr Bigelow again saw Willy, he asked if that was the way they did tracheostomies in Montreal. Willy responded “No Sir—we did them better, and we did them faster” ! Willy had a couple of gallbladder attacks, and was in need of a cholecystectomy, and wanted me to do it. Dr Bigelow intervened and suggested that he have it done by one of the established TGH Surgeons. Willy said he wanted it done by an MGH Surgeon, specifically John Moffat. The operation went well, and he was back to work in short order, Again, my condolences to you Anne, and your family. John Moffat.
Linda Fennell posted a condolence
Friday, April 12, 2019Mrs Keon, family and friends, please accept my condolences for the loss of Dr Keon, a remarkable man and an incredible doctor. I babysat for you a few times in 1967-8, when I was a student nurse at TGH in Toronto, when he was at Toronto Children’s hospital, just before you went to Boston. Dr Keon told me of his plan to go back to Ottawa in a couple of years and start the heart institute. Just after I finished nursing school and moved back to Ottawa in 1970, I was so pleased that he was able to follow through and open such a wonderful facility. It has been so important to our community and to so many people over the years. Thank you!
Joanie Berntson posted a condolence
Friday, April 12, 2019Anne and family: I am so saddened to hear of Willies passing. Eric was so proud to call him his friend. He was such an accomplished man and humanitarian. Rest In Peace.
Norma and Dave Mulder posted a condolence
Friday, April 12, 2019Dear Anne Norma and I were shocked to learn of Willies passing. We both look back fondly on our MGH days. They were tough but fun. Willie was such an important part of this experience. We were all so proud of his incredible career accomplishments. We are thinking and praying for you and your family. Hope to see you at some time in the future. Love Dave and Norma Mulder
Scott Murray posted a condolence
Thursday, April 11, 2019It was an honour and privilege to have had Dr. Keon as a teacher during my surgical resident years in Ottawa. He had gifted hands, sensitive compassion for his patients and soft the soft gentle humour of a Valley lad from Sheen.........Farewell professor.........Rest in peace
Dr. Ian Harrington posted a condolence
Thursday, April 11, 2019Please accept my deepest sympathy and condolences regarding Dr. Keon's recent passing. Dr. Keon was my senior resident at The Hospital For Sick Children Toronto during my very first surgical training rotation 1967. We were residents on the vascular surgery service working under the supervision of Dr. Wm. Mustard...it was a great experience for me. Bill was a superb teacher and he was very kind. I will always remember him. Ian Harrington MD, FRCS(C)---Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr Rama Chandran Nair and Mrs S Devi Nair posted a condolence
Thursday, April 11, 2019Big loss for the Canadian community. A great and caring physician, leader in academic medicine with teaching, research and leadership positions. A great mentor to many colleagues: physicians, nurses, professors and other health care workers. We will miss him from our lives. He has been an inspiration to both of us and our life in Ottawa was all the better for his presence and guidance. Heartfelt condolences to the family in this time of loss. May his soul rest in peace.
Mr. and Mrs. Gleeson posted a condolence
Thursday, April 11, 2019We wish to express our deepest sympathies to you, Mrs. Keon, and your family. Our son Jeffrey received a heart transplant at the tender age of six weeks at the Heart Institute . Dr. Keon had to rush from his daughter's recital in Montreal to perform the transplant in September of 1989. We will celebrate Jeffrey's 30th birthday this year and we have Dr. Keon to thank for our miracle. We remember standing before the operating room doors holding hands while Dr. Keon started praying and asking God to work through his hands and those of his team. Mrs. Keon, we would like to thank you and your children for the sacrifices you made throughout Dr. Keon's tenure as a surgeon because we understand the time that was taken away from you and your family. We also wanted you to know that our son has grown up to be a wonderful and thoughtful man thanks to your husband's tender and giving hands. Thank you again for all your sacrifices, love Mr. and Mrs. Gleeson xo
Faye & Lawrence Stafford posted a condolence
Thursday, April 11, 2019Our deepest sympathy to all of Dr. Keon’s family. He was a great humanitarian and doctor and he extended the lives of many people.
John Clark posted a condolence
Thursday, April 11, 2019Without Dr. Keon's vision and dedication regarding the Ottawa Heart Institute, I would not be here to extend my condolences to his family and friends.
JANET ERWOOD posted a condolence
Thursday, April 11, 2019We are eternally grateful for the surgical expertise Dr. Keon provided for our father. He had 2 bypasses done by him and has given him at least 40 years. His name and skill will always remain in our hearts. The Erwoods.
Debbie Mohr-Caldwell , Paul Caldwell posted a condolence
Wednesday, April 10, 2019Mrs Keon and family, Our thoughts and prayers to you. We would like to thank you for sharing your wonderful husband and father with our community and our family. My parents and I were blessed to know Dr Keon. He allowed me to know my mom and experience 26 years with her. Thank you. Thank you. God Bless.
Mark Bonokoski donated to UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA HEART INSTITUTE FOUNDATION FONDATION DE L'INSTITUT DE CARDIOLOGIE DE L'UNIVERSITE D'OTTAWA
Wednesday, April 10, 2019In memory of Dr. Keon, a true and selfless legend.
Mark Bonokoski posted a condolence
Wednesday, April 10, 2019Like thousands of others, I was a great admirer of Dr. Keon, and was proud to serve a number of years as a member of the very first foundation board at the Heart Institute, working with the incomparable Sue Menzies. Dr. Keon, to me and thousands of others, was a selfless legend. My condolences to his family. He was a truly remarkable man.
Trevor and Rosanna Lashley posted a condolence
Wednesday, April 10, 2019To the Keon family. Our deepest condolences. We remember Dr. Keon from our time working with him at the Heart Institute and The Civic Hospital. He was always kind and respectful and made you feel valued and appreciated.
Angie Ross posted a condolence
Wednesday, April 10, 2019Dear Anne, Claudia, Neil and Ryan, I was deeply saddened to hear of Dr. Keon's passing. He was a remarkable man who inspired so many people with his dedication to his patients and the Heart Institute. It was truly a privilege to have known him and worked for him in his office. My most sincere sympathies to you and the entire Keon family.
Carl and Gail Christie posted a condolence
Wednesday, April 10, 2019Please accept my humble condolences for your family's loss of a man my wife Gail and I viewed as our personal hero. Our Ottawa Citizen confirmed the sad news of Dr Wilbert Keon's passing, that we learned about over the airwaves on the weekend. Had he not rebuilt his heart in 1975, our then five-year-old son Colin, wouldn't be with us today, an exemplary citizen of the world. So the loss of Dr Keon hits pretty close to home for us. I have never encountered a workplace in which the staff so admired, almost worshipped, their boss. Nor have I ever met a man with so much quiet confidence as Dr Keon. When Gail and I met with him in his office at the Ottawa Heart Institute in the summer of 1975, he used a model of a human heart to explain what had to be done and why, as well as the actual things he would do over the five-hour operation. He then asked if we had any questions. Gail said no, but I, rather sheepishly and as politely as I could, said something along the lines of the following: "Well, we understand the operation has to be done; the diagnosis and prognosis has not varied, looking back from here, through the doctors in London, Ontario, to those in Dundee, Scotland immediately after his birth. I just wondered though, is this the best place for Colin to have this surgery?" Completely unphased, Dr Keon eased back in his chair, appeared to think for what seemed an eternity, but was probably only a minute or two, before he answered: "Well, I suppose you might do as well at the Mayo Clinic." He wasn't bragging, but simply stating a fact. This happened before his fame as a heart surgeon had spread much beyond the Ottawa Valley. He knew his stuff. He also knew he was an excellent surgeon heading an equally fine team. A quiet man, he exuded an air of inspiring confidence. He will be so missed, but he has left such an amazing legacy.
Anne Patrick posted a condolence
Wednesday, April 10, 2019Deepest condolences to Anne and family. I knew Willie through dad(Dr Evan Patrick) who always spoke highly of his kindness, intelligence and vision. I recall many Sundays seeing you all at church, parties at home where mum had us cook for and serve you at the table, a lovely chat in Metro Bell’s Corners one afternoon after work and the so appreciated support Willie provided our family when dad left us. Ottawa has been deeply blessed by Willie’s contributions. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Art Eggleton posted a condolence
Wednesday, April 10, 2019I was saddened to hear of the passing of 'Willie' Keon. We served in the Senate together from the time of my appointment in 2005, till his retirement in 2010. I was Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science , and Technology and he was the Deputy Chair. We worked so well together you wouldn't know that we represented different political parties in the Upper Chamber. Willie wasn't interested in the politics of our work, his interest was in the good health and welfare of Canadians. We produced many good studies and reports with that objective in mind. I remember particularly his leading a study on Population Health. His most noted achievements are as a cardiologist, but he also was an important contributor to the development of public policy in the Parliament of Canada. I often use him as an example of the kind of Senator we need more of. My condolences to his family and friends. Art Eggleton Senator (2005-2018)
Ken and Mary Meehan posted a condolence
Wednesday, April 10, 2019Dear Ann, Mary and I were honored and blessed to have known Wilbert. May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept our sincere condolences. Love and God bless you. Ken and Mary Meehan 3516 Prud'homme Ave. Montreal, Qc H4A 3H4
Janet Dunn posted a condolence
Wednesday, April 10, 2019To the Keon Family, I would like to express my sincere condolences to the Keon family. Dr. Keon was such a well-respected, kind and generous man. I was lucky enough to have had the opportunity to work in his University of Ottawa/Department of Surgery office as his administrative assistant in the late 1980’s along side with Sue Menzies for several years. His compassion and dedication to his work is something that I truly remember and admired about him. Wishing you and the family peace to bring comfort and courage to face the difficult days ahead.
Farid Shamji posted a condolence
Wednesday, April 10, 2019Anne I heard about passing away of my adorable and admired teacher and mentor Dr Wilbert Keon whom I had known since 1975 and was fortunate to be trained by him in CVT Surgery. He was also instrumental in sending me to Toronto to specialize in Thoracic Surgery and brought me back to Ottawa in 1983 and I kept my promise to him to build Thoracic Surgery Program I had many happy conversations with him and he was as much a kind person as he was a delightful teacher and amazing surgeon and a friend. I will miss him. At this sad moment in time all of you are in my thoughts, my prayers, and my heart. He is gone only in physical sense but his soul will always be there with all of us. Farid and Ismet
Andrée and Pierre Bédard posted a condolence
Wednesday, April 10, 2019Dear Anne It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Wilbert. Our thoughts are with you and your loved ones. We share so many memories over the last 50 years first in Toronto and here in Ottawa when Pierre came to join Wilbert in 1971. Our most sincere condolences to you, Claudia, Neil, Ryan and their familes. Love Andrée and Pierre
Louise and Tony Duff posted a condolence
Wednesday, April 10, 2019We will always be thankful for Dr. Wilbert's wonderful care. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
The Hon. Monique Bégin posted a condolence
Wednesday, April 10, 2019Dear Mrs. Keon and family, All my sympathy for the loss of Dr Keon, whom I loved and admired. He told a funny story at the Heart Institute's 40th anniversary a few years ago of how we met in my office when I was the new Minister of NH&W and of the Medical Research Council. It was around 1976 and he needed funds for a building for the Heart Institute he had just officially opened. At one point, I told him: But you look like a kid! He replied: Madam Minister, I checked about you before coming and we are the same age! We could not fund buildings but my officials did find a way to contribute! Much later, as an academic by then, I had the honour and the pleasure to serve on his Board. I greatly admired his leadership. We owe to Willie Keon a world wide class health institution. I'll pray with you tomorrow but will not be able, recovering from surgery, to be at the Cathedral.
Mr. Eldon Gervais posted a condolence
Wednesday, April 10, 2019The Keon Family, Dr. Keon was a kind and generous man. He saved my life twice, at age 39 and again at age 59. I will be 80 years old next May. He will remain forever in my thoughts and prayers. Sincere Sympathies to his wife and family. Mr. Eldon Gervais Fort-Coulonge, Québec
Fred Doucet posted a condolence
Wednesday, April 10, 2019Dr. Keon saved my life in 1988. As he did for many others. I shall be grateful forever. My wife Alina and I extend heartfelt condolences to Mrs. Keon and the family. May he rest in peace. Fred and Alina Doucet
David Patrick posted a condolence
Tuesday, April 9, 2019Goodness, what a loss. I knew of Dr. Keon's work through my Dad (Dr. Evan Patrick) when I was a kid. He couldn't say enough about Willie's role in the birth of cardiac surgery in Ottawa. I had the chance to see Dr. K. in action further during my own training in Internal Medicine at U of O. We'll always remember him as brilliant, kind and one of those whose condolences meant so much when our own Dad passed. Love to your whole family. David and Patricia Patrick
Hector Clouthier posted a condolence
Tuesday, April 9, 2019Most sincere condolences to the Keon Family . Dr. Wilbert Keon was a brilliant intellectual who never, ever forgot his roots. Although Willie was a world renowned individual who travelled the globe and walked with giants, his heart and soul was always in Sheen . Whether it was in the field of medicine, politics, administration or volunteerism Willie made the world a much better place . Dr. Wilbert Keon was a noble man ! Thanks for being our friend , Hector
Jack & Darlene Perrault posted a condolence
Tuesday, April 9, 2019Being original Sheeners we go back a long way. In 1956 my father Claire Perrault worked for Ontario Hydro & was transferred to Haileybury On At that time Keon’s Taxi (Wilbert) drove us to our new destination in Ontario. Condolences to the Keon & Jennings families. R.I.P. Dr.Keon
JoAnn PICKNELL posted a condolence
Tuesday, April 9, 2019To the Keon Family. My sincerest sympathies to the family on the passing of a wonderful man, a dedicated surgeon and Director General whom I had the blessing of working for in an administrative role in the Heart Institute in the 1990s. So well respected by his patients and staff. There will never be another Dr. Keon. He will be missed. JoAnn Picknell.
Christine N. Brousseau posted a condolence
Tuesday, April 9, 2019Dear Ryan and family: I send you my sincerest condolences and sympathies to carry you though your sorrows. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad and difficult time of mourning. Dr. Keon had a bright, beautiful mind that undoubtedly saved many lives throughout his medical endeavours. His many accomplishments were blessings and serve as more reasons to celebrate his incredible journey of life.
David Somppi posted a condolence
Tuesday, April 9, 2019I had the honour of serving on the Champlain LHIN board with Dr Keon. During that time he demonstrated how kindness, compassion, intelligence, wit and, above all, passion are effective in addressing really difficult problems. Dr Keon had reason to be proud of many accomplishments. My observation is that he was most proud of his family. I could see it in his eyes. I join many others in expressing gratitude for the positive impact Dr Keon made on so many lives in the Ottawa Valley and beyond. ....David Somppi, Carleton Place
Stephen Brown posted a condolence
Tuesday, April 9, 2019Dr Keon was my professor and friend as was my late father (D.R. Brown) to him. He visited at my dad's wake and I wish I could do the same for him. He has been a huge part of the fabric of Ottawa healthcare since the 1960s and my personal surgical training since the 1970s. It has been my privilege to share the planet with him and he shall be missed. Sincere condolences to Anne and the kids on behalf of my entire clan.
Dalton McGuinty posted a condolence
Tuesday, April 9, 2019Dear Keon family, Please accept my most sincere sympathies on the passing of Willie. I know he was your loving husband, father, grandfather, and uncle. To the rest of us, he was a legend. I had the good fortune to work with Willie through my political responsibilities. I found him to be as kind and generous as he was determined and hardworking. His commitment to the health and well-being of our community was nothing short of inspirational. He was a leader. I hope you find comfort in each other, friends, and fond memories. Take comfort, too, in knowing that Willie's influence for good will long be felt by all those whose lives he touched with his idealism and good work. I feel honoured to have gotten to know Willie and to have been able to call him a friend. I regret that I will be abroad at the time of the funeral. If I could meet you, I would have thanked you for all the love and support you gave Willie. I know he drew his strength from you. Dalton
Dr. Gerald Pearl posted a condolence
Tuesday, April 9, 2019Willy and I go back to the early ‘60’s, when we were surgical residents together at the Montreal General Hospital - in the good old days! We spent five years sharing the same duty room and the same complaints from our wives about our 120 hour work week - burnout had not been invented yet. Great and memorable times were spent together in the OR and at beer and oyster parties, with Arnold M, John H, John M, Dave M, Tony P, Jerry I, and Rae B. Six years ago we reconnected. I underwent an emergency life saving procedure at “ Willy’s hospital”. He spent much time comforting me and my family during my convalescence, spending time walking the halls and reminiscing about our past. Gita and I wish Anne and the family to be comforted by the memory of Willy’s fine life. He was a real “ mensch”.
Rosemarie Atwill posted a condolence
Tuesday, April 9, 2019Anne and Family, You are in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Dr. Keon was not only a wonderful, compassionate person and a great friend, but truly inspiring to work with. I consider myself very privileged to have been a part of the team, under his direction at the Heart Institute. Rosemarie Atwill
Gerald Comeau posted a condolence
Tuesday, April 9, 2019Anne and family, Wilbert was a very special man who left a positive impression with everyone who knew him. We have very fond memories of Wilbert. Gerald & Aurore Comeau
Bernie Larocque posted a condolence
Tuesday, April 9, 2019Gisèle and I wish to offer our most sincere condolences to Anne and all the family. We will never forget the family atmosphere that Dr. Keon instilled in the staff of the Heart Institute from the very beginning so that everyone was part of the team. We were always welcomed into your home for annual staff parties. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Unfortunately, we will be unable to attend the funeral as we are out of the country. Bernie, cardiac radiology(retired)
Ian Arnold posted a condolence
Tuesday, April 9, 2019Our heartfelt condolences for you, Anne, and the family. In 1969, Yash Akurekli, Frank Tindal and I were one of Willie's first resident teams, if not his first. Those days were the start of some very amazing times for Ottawa as Willie pursued his quest to develop the OHI and to put Ottawa on the map as a center of Cardiac Research. We had many discussions over the three months. It was a privilege to work as part of the cardiac surgical team and, with Willie's encouragement, to go on to do an MSc at McGill focused on the positive effects of immediate cardiac revascularization after coronary artery blockage. I have never forgotten Willie's kindness to his patients and staff - and I can personally attest to both aspects. On one occasion he even covered for me for a few hours one Saturday afternoon while Suzanne and I went to watch my brother-in-law play in a CFL game. About ten year's later (1979), I phoned Willie from Labrador to discuss a case of severe pericarditis in a local general surgeon - specifically myself. When I arrived by air evacuation, a few hours later, at the Civic, Willie met me and made sure I was in the capable hands of Don Beanlands. Suzanne and I fondly remember being invited (I was a "lowly resident" at the time) for dinner when you lived in Alta Vista - it was a lovely evening. Few staff men ever considered their residents and their spouses in this way. What a privilege it was to work with Willie in those really early days and to know him as a friend and colleague. Our thanks also to you and your family for your support of Willie's career and for sharing Willie with the world. With many fond memories, Ian and Suzanne Arnold
James G McCreaQhLBp posted a condolence
Tuesday, April 9, 2019Deepest Condolences to all the Keon family from all the McCrea's. Dr Wilbert Keon was a true healer, caregiver and a proud son of Sheenboro. As our Father of 89 lay in critical condition after heart surgery in Ottawa in 2007 Wilbert cut short a brunch with the Dalai Lama and other Senators to visit our Dad, also a Sheenboro native. Wilberts comforting of us and caring at a time of great distress for our family will never be forgotten. I am sure additional accounts of his compassion will be a thousand-fold in the days to come. Rest in Peace Willie, you did more than your share. James McCrea Brecksville Ohio
SANDRA PROVOST posted a condolence
Tuesday, April 9, 2019Anne & Family, Garnett and I would like to offer our sincere condolences on the passing of Wilbert. No doubt at this time of grief for you, no words would reflect on your loss. We have many fond memories of Wilbert at Nautica and on Parliament Hill. Our Prayers and thoughts are with you and your Family at this time. Garnett & Sandra
Lawrence Duff posted a condolence
Tuesday, April 9, 2019To Dr. Keon's family Please accept our sincerest condolences on Dr. Keon's passing. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. He accomplished great things and was a proud representative of our little part of the Ottawa Valley. Lawrence and Rosemary Duff
Charlotte Fetterly posted a condolence
Tuesday, April 9, 2019Godspeed Dr Keon. Your skill and a generous donor gave us 9 more years with our dearest friend Annie. It’s been 29 years since the transplant but I will never forget. Thank you.
Sue Widyaratne posted a condolence
Tuesday, April 9, 2019I am so sorry to hear that Dr, Keon had died, and would like to relay my deepest sympathies to Anne and his family. During my tenure at the Heart Institute Foundation, I had the privilege of working with him on occasion, and will never forget his kind, caring and down to earth nature. And I was never prouder to work at a place that was created by this brilliant man. Rest in peace Dr. Keon.
Fr. Tim Moyle posted a condolence
Tuesday, April 9, 2019Prayers and sympathies to Anne and the Keon family at this time of Wilbert's passing. May God grant him a merciful judgment and reward for all his many good works. And may he grant peace and consolation to those who mourn his passing. I wish that I could be with you in person but promise to pray and offer a Mass for the above intentions down here on my sabbatical. Fr. Tim Moyle
Donna Gagnon donated to Résidence Meilleur du Haut Pontiac
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Donald and Donna Gagnon posted a condolence
Tuesday, April 9, 2019“We know this must be a very difficult and demanding time for you all. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
Rabbi Reuven bulka posted a condolence
Tuesday, April 9, 2019We are all saddened to learn of the passing of a community titan, Dr. Wilbert Keon. First, my profound condolences to his entire family, including of course his incredibly devoted wife of 59 years, dear Anne. I had the privilege of knowing the good doctor, and seeing him in action. To the outsider he may have seemed like the quiet type, but inside him was a burning passion - for his patients, for the community at large. That passion continues to save lives, as the Heart Institute, literally his baby, with its internationally accoladed expertise, has given thousands of people a new lease on life. We are all the beneficiaries of Dr. Keon's vision, vigour, wisdom, and supreme dedication. Dr. Keon has left us, but Dr. Keon continues to be with us, as his life saving legacy endures, and grows every day. Rabbi Reuven P. Bulka
James Pickard posted a condolence
Tuesday, April 9, 2019I would like to offer my sincere condolences to the family of Dr. Keon. The world is a better place because of his passions and accomplishments.
Cathy Sutcliffe posted a condolence
Tuesday, April 9, 2019You were always a very down to earth man, you took great care of my father and he respected you so much. What a great man. Never to be forgotten.
Joanne Dunlap posted a condolence
Tuesday, April 9, 2019Sincere condolences to the Keon family on the loss of Wilbert. He was a great Canadian heart surgery pioneer who always had time for his patients. I am eternally grateful for the life-saving surgery he performed on my mother Dena which gave us 20 more precious years with her, as well as the great care she always received at the Heart Institute. You and he are in my thoughts and in my prayers at this difficult time of loss.
Peter Dunlap posted a condolence
Tuesday, April 9, 2019Dear Keon and Jennings Families: Our sincere sympathies on the passing of a great man...I have many fond memories of visits with Anne and Wilbert on our many trips to Sheenboro...Wilbert was always gracious and genuinely interested in hearing about others. May he rest in peace. Sincerely Peter Dunlap and Family.
Nicole White posted a condolence
Tuesday, April 9, 2019My heart is broken! Dr Keon saved my son Thomas 39 years ago, twice! He came to his first birthday and for that reason I thank you again. Your kindness surpasses your gift as a great surgeon. My condolences to all your family. From my family to yours. Nicole and Thomas White. Arnprior
Diane Garskey posted a condolence
Monday, April 8, 2019Remembering the kindness and the remarkable man and wonderful family man. My heart goes out to his loving wife and wonderful family. Thinking of you all. Diane Garskey -Elliott
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