Jack Keefe Jr. (1941 – 2020) formerly of Riverview, died on February 8th at the Moncton Hospital after a struggle with cancer. Jack was born in Saint John, and was the son of Jack Keefe Sr. and Maude (Cosman). He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Beth (Cooke); one son Jack (Karen Gelderman) of Yellowknife; his daughter, Marybeth (Pierre Dupuis) of Shediac Cape; and four grandsons he adored, Ian and Alex Keefe, and Robin and Patrick Dupuis. He is survived by his sister Penny, and brother and sister Dave and Ann, and many nieces and nephews.
Jack was a Moncton boy who grew up on Garden Hill Avenue where he made life long friends. He attended Moncton High School and Horton Academy. At 18 he entered the family business, Keefe Enterprises, and started by delivering oil and propane. He owned and operated the Candy Bowl store on Main Street, and later worked for years in Real Estate and land development in the Moncton area.
Jack loved his family, swimming at the YMCA when he was a teenager, cars, pocket knives, water skiing and boating on Shediac bay, he loved his home in Shediac Cape with his messy workshop, and he loved the city of Moncton.
Jack was a man who genuinely liked the people he met, and made life long friendships. He and Beth raised their family in Riverview where they had many great times with good friends.
Thank you to the wonderful doctors and nurses who have treated and nursed Jack through his illnesses.
Donations in Jack’s memory to the Friends of The Moncton Hospital.
There will be a Memorial service in June, with the date still to be determined.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Tuttle Brothers & Riverview Funeral Home 214 Pine Glen Rd., Riverview, NB. (506)857-9544.
Online condolences can be made at www.tuttlefuneralhome.ca