Cecil Keeping, New Waterford

Cecil James 'Jimmie' Keeping, New Waterford

1954 - 2022

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Obituary of Cecil James 'Jimmie' Keeping, New Waterford

It is with broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our father, "Jimmie " on Sept. 26, 2022 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.

Born in Halifax, he was the son of the late Cecil and Caroline (Burns) Keeping.

A kind and loving man, he always put his family first. The love he had for his wife, children and grandchildren is like no other. He lived to spend time with them.

If you knew Jimmie, you know his love for sports; no matter the sport, he watched it! Jimmie and his son Chris shared a love for the Toronto Blue Jays! Although they loved the same baseball team, hockey was a different story. Jimmie was a die hard Toronto Maples Leafs fan, and had a life long rivalry with Chris, as he is a die hard Montreal Canadiens fan. They loved to pick on each other over hockey teams all the time.

If Jimmie wasn’t watching his sports, you could see him out and about with Candace. Jimmie was not only her dad, he was her best friend! They shared such a special bond! Regardless of age, Candace was always Daddy’s little girl and everyone knew it!

Jimmie is survived by his son, Chris (Farrah) and daughter, Candace; grandchildren, Bryson, Parker, Allie, Keira and Kelsey; brothers, Ray (Polly), John; sisters, Shirley (Gerald), Sharon (Sam), Jayne (Hayward); sister-in-law, Susie; brother-in-law, Russell (Gloria); many nieces and nephews. 

Besides his parents, Jimmie is predeceased by the love of his life, his wife, Barbara; his first born son, Jimmy; sister, Elizabeth (Bitzie); nephew, Gerald; in-laws, Mitt and Thomas Bennett; sisters-in-law, Helen and Joanne.

There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A funeral service will be held in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home Chapel, 380 Smith Street, New Waterford on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Duncan Roach officiating. Burial will be in Union Grove Cemetery, Scotchtown, with a reception to follow at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Donations in his memory may be made to Parkinson Society Nova Scotia. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca. 


Funeral Service

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Tuesday, October 4, 2022
V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home Chapel
380 Smith Street
New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada


11:45 am - 11:55 am
Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Union Grove Cemetery
Catherine Street
Scotchtown, Nova Scotia, Canada