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Hannett, Keith

March 13, 1939 — March 1, 2012

Keith James Hannett passed away on March 1st, 2012. He was survived by his daughter Susan – husband Tom Schmalz of Kelowna and son Kevin of Kelowna and his two grandchildren, Josie and Christopher Schmalz of Kelowna.

Keith was born in Duncan, B.C. on March 13, 1939. After graduating from U.B.C. Keith moved to Ottawa where he worked for Statistics Canada for 35 years. Upon retirement, Keith moved to Kelowna to be near his family. He then spent several years as a dance host on cruise ships, seeing the world while sharing his skills as a ballroom dancer. After he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Keith became an advocate for Alzheimer’s awareness and was an enthusiastic participant in the local BC Alzheimer Society’s Early Stage support group. He was the honouree for this year’s Walk For Memories. No service by request. Should family and friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the BC Alzheimer Society.


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  • Taylor Bennett says:

    I’m sorry to hear about your father Mrs. Schmalz, He is not suffering anymore and is in a better place.

  • Darlene Walz says:

    So sorry to hear about your dad Susan. We wish your family peace during this difficult time.

  • Maureen & Tim Rieger says:

    Dear Susan, Tom, Christopher and Josie, and Kevin, Sending you all lots of love and support. It sounds like he had a wonderful life and I am sure you will remember the good times with lots of happy memories. Maureen & Tim

  • Eileen Walt says:

    I am so grateful for the time I had with Keith and miss him so much. Sincere sympathy to Tom, Susan, Kevin, Joyce, Chris and Josie.


  • Joan O'Reilly (gibson) says:

    my condolances to the family…very sorry to hear that Keith had Altzhimers and of his passing.. always liked him.. I remember the time he and Kevin came for a visit after Erin, Katrina and I first moved to Calgary…

  • Marcel Lariviere says:

    I realize this has been many years since your father’s passing. I hope you know how much I loved your father. Your father’s passing brought me much sadness and I was not aware of his passing at the time. I hope you know how I cared for you, your mom and your Dad.

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