Obituary for Keith Anderson Ritchie
RITCHIE, Keith Anderson - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved father, grandfather, brother and uncle at the Pembroke Regional Hospital after a brief illness on Friday, January 5, 2018, at the age of 64.
Keith was the son of the late Vincent and Muriel Ritchie (Anderson), and the beloved father of Mark (Heather) Ritchie of Cobden, and loved stepfather of Dale (Ida) Bingley of Oshawa, Jennifer (Colin) Bingley of Barrie, and Julie (Jason) Bingley of Richmond Hill. Much missed and loved grandfather of Robert, Jordan and Alyssa Ritchie of Cobden, and by his step-grandchildren Tristan and Tyson Bingley of Oshawa, Connor Bingley and Ava Mackenzie of Barrie. Also greatly missed by his sister Wendy Ritchie of Brockville, his brother Steven Ritchie of Prescott, his nephew Davin Ritchie of Ottawa and his special cousin Lynne (Bret) Maukonen of Simcoe. Also, remembered by his other cousins, aunts and uncle.
Keith was a long time resident of the Cobden area and owner of Keith’s Drywall. He spent most of his life in the drywall business working with his father, Vincent, in the Iroquois area. He eventually moved to the Pembroke area, when he was working for Purolator and ended up loving the area and calling it home. When he left Purolator, he decided to start his own drywall company, and has worked in the area ever since in a trade he loved, with his son Mark.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Zohr Family Funeral Home, 194 Jane Street, Eganville On. A gathering for his family and friends will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 1-3pm at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 550, 43A Main Street, Cobden, Ontario. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation, or CHEO would be gratefully appreciated by his family. Condolences, tributes and donations can be made on-line at www.zohrfuneralhome.com