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.