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John D. (Jack) Keddy, 80, of Kensington, PEI, passed away at home on September 11, 2017 following a lengthy battle with cancer.
Born in Springhill, NS, he was the son of the late Willis and Margaret Keddy. As a young man, he joined the military and served in the army with postings in Gagetown, Charlottetown and Kingston, ON and was part of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Middle East in 1961. Following his military service, Jack and his family returned to Amherst where he worked for Maritime Tel & Tel and Bendix before joining Corrections Canada. He worked at the penitentiaries in Dorchester and Springhill before transferring to the regional office in Moncton. Jack eventually made his way to the Justice Institute at Holland College in Summerside where "Justice Jack" was an instructor training officers in the corrections division for 13 years. He retired from Holland College in 2003 and enjoyed retirement at his home on Irishtown Road, Kensington.
He will be sadly missed by his daughter, Jaye McQuillin; son, John D. (Jack), Jr. (Ann), all of Amherst; granddaughter Melodie (Blaine) Peacock, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta; grandsons, Michael Keddy, Moncton; Matthew (Melissa) Keddy, Amherst; Joshua Ceasor, Gatineau, Quebec; step-granddaughter, Erika (Drew) Lewis, Truro; and great-grandchildren, Carter, Ava, Matthew, Austin, Joshua and Annabelle.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Davison Funeral Home, Kensington. A celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, September 27 from 3 to 6 pm at the Air Force Club, Havelock St., Amherst, with internment at a later date.
If friends wish, donations may be made to the Prince County Hospital Foundation, Summerside, the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice.