In Loving Memory of Robert “Bob” McKeough
Bob dedicated his life striving for constant self improvement in all that he did, whether it was as a husband, father, friend or during his many adventures as a soldier. Bob’s competitive nature was contagious and it drove those privileged to have known him both at home or who crossed his path otherwise to strive to reach for their best potential or try something they may otherwise have shied away from. This was evident in the generations of soldiers he mentored during his 37 years of service in the CAF. In his retirement years, Bob would spend his days on the golf course swinging a club and sharing his passion with his son by his side or working in the beautiful garden oasis he lovingly built with his wife.
Like a true competitor, Bob was never afraid to step into the ring and he fought the good fight right up until his last breath, where on May 20, 2021, in his 73rd year of life, Bob lost his fight to cancer. He died peacefully at home with his family by his side, just as he had wanted.
Bob McKeough, born in Nova Scotia, resident of Petawawa, beloved and respected husband of Geraldine “Jeri” McKeough (nee Hudlin). Bob’s son Dallas McKeough and his wife Krista will always admire Bob for his quick wit, great spirit, ability to love and see people for who they really were and for his forgiving nature. He was loved by his fur grandbabies – in which there were many. His family will cherish not only the time they had with Bob but also the many fond memories shared which were filled with so much laughter and joy. He will be forever missed and in the hearts of his family and friends. He is the son of the late Gerry & Stella McKeough. Brother of Donalda McCue (Franklin). Uncle of John McCue. He also leaves behind family throughout Canada.
Respecting Bob’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A private family Graveside Memorial Service with Military Honours will be held at the Beechwood National Military Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Malcolm, Deavitt & Binhammer Funeral Home, Pembroke. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Online donations & condolences are available at www.mdbfuneralhome.com.