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John Alan Keeling

July 22, 1947 ~ October 6, 2020 (age 73)









Passed peacefully on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at the Ottawa Hospital; age 73.  John was born in Sutton Ashfield, Nottingham, England on July 22, 1947.  Loving husband to wife Danya Stachiw for 19 years.  Dearly missed by his sister Glenice Demers (Keeling) and brother Paul Keeling.  Cherished father of Tyler Keeling (Alisha Tacoma), and Amanda Crispino (Tony Tabet).  Survived by his grandchildren Saskia, Alessio, and Mila, and two nieces.

John's lifetime career was in aviation, where he worked as a mechanical aircraft engineer for CP Air, Saudi Airlines, and Air Canada for 48 years. He traveled to many different countries throughout his career such as Saudi Arabia, Germany, China, and Papua New Guinea. He was very passionate about aviation and all things mechanical, and could build or repair almost anything. He retired at the age of 70, and gardening became his hobby. Al loved his family dearly and he will always be missed.



Cremation has taken place.  A private celebration of life was held at McArthur Bros. & MacNeil Funeral Home on October 10, 2020.  Arrangements entrusted to McArthur Bros. & MacNeil Funeral Home & Chapel, 428 Second Street East, Cornwall (613 932-6300).  Condolences may be left at

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