Obituary for Keith Gayler
GAYLER, KEITH GRANVILLE, of Thedford, passed away September 29, 2017 in his 93rd year. Predeceased by his wife, Margaret Gayler (1996). Loving father of Elsie (Martin) Oakes; Doreen (Rick) Windsor; Paul (Connie) Gayler; Cherished Grampa of Kevin (Alicia); Kristal (Drew); Tim (Marti); Joseph (Laura); Stephanie (Jarrod); Barbara (Josh); Christine (Peter). Great Grampa to Lindsay, Kalli, Marisa, Jayci, Joy, Hayden, Grayson, Ashton. Predeceased by siblings, Alex, Albert, Donald, Parson, Evelyn, Tom. Survived by sister Jean.
Born May 21, 1924 in Clarendon, Quebec. Keith enlisted September 11, 1942 in Parry Sound, Ontario and joined the Toronto Scottish Regiment as a Private MMG No. 1 Gunner. He was shipped overseas to France in World War II, where on May 22, 1943 he sustained an injury to his left leg and ear drum due to mortar fire. Keith returned to duty on August 15, 1943. Three of his brothers also served overseas in different regiments, one making the ultimate sacrifice. Keith earned $46.50 a month. Upon his discharge, he returned to Thedford, Ontario where he married his sweetheart, Margaret Fleming on November 10, 1945. They had three children, and raised their family while Keith worked as an electrician, plumber and carpenter up until his retirement.
Keith was a Life time member the Thedford Royal Canadian Legion Branch 278, and the last surviving veteran of his Legion Branch.
Visitation will take place on Tuesday, October 10th at Gilpin Funeral Chapel, 97 Victoria Street in Thedford from 5pm to 8pm. A full honours service will take place on Wednesday, October 11th at Gilpin Funeral Chapel in Thedford at 1pm, with Reverend Dr. Christine O'Reilly officiating.
In honour of the service to our country, and support of the Thedford Royal Canadian Legion, the family wish to have Memorial Donation to the Thedford Royal Canadian Legion Branch 278.
Please leave a memory or condolence online at www.GilpinFuneralChapel.com
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