Feb. 18, 1980 – July 29, 2005
It is with deep sorrow that family and friends announce the death of Keith Micheal Oliver. He passed away in a tragic motorcycle accident, at the young age of 25. Keith was a new member of the Vancouver Fire Department (Hall #5) and will be lovingly remembered by: his parents Ross and Bonnie Oliver; his fiancé Tara MacLean; sister Katie “Grace”; brother Craig and his wife Tanya; and Keith’s nephew Dexter Jett. Grandparents Al and Dodie Wilson, and Kathleen Oliver are deeply saddened by the loss of their first grandson. Keith will also be missed dearly by his best friend Ryan Ross, as well as his numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, loving friends and firefighter “brothers”.
Keith graduated with honours from Sardis Secondary in 1998 before attending UVIC and Camosun College, he then completed firefighter training at the College of the Rockies in Cranbrook, B.C.
Prior to being hired by the VFD, Keith worked in construction. He enjoyed cars, motorcycles, woodworking, skiing, tools and working out. His family and friends will remember Keith’s compassion and willingness to do anything for anyone at anytime. His enthusiasm for life and love will continue to inspire us all. Keith will be greatly missed and we will love and remember him forever.
A celebration of Keith’s life will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday August 4, at St. Andrews Wesley United Church (Nelson and Burrard), with a wake to follow at the Hose & Hydrant Firefighters Club (6515 Bonsor Avenue, Burnaby, B.C.)
In lieu of flowers please send donations in Keith’s name to the B.C. Professional Firefighters’ Burn Fund.