Virginia Beatrice Keith was born on June 22, 1959 to Charles and Elizabeth (Templeton) Keith of Havelock, NB and passed away on August 30th, 2023 at Saint John Regional Hospital.
She attended early schooling in Havelock and is a graduate of Netherwood School in Rothesay, NB.
Virginia spent her adult life working on the family farm, running a farm market and strawberry u-pick. Over the years, she enjoyed taking fresh vegetables, flowers and her crafts to farmer’s markets in Moncton, Dieppe, Sussex and Petitcodiac. She and her friend Nina also ran a cleaning business for several years.
She spent many years as a Girl Guide leader, planning weekly meetings and camping trips for girls in the Havelock area. She often told stories about the camping adventures on the family camp site with the Girl Guides and enjoyed the fun that the girls would have, including giving her a full makeover, 12 year old style.
She was an avid reader and crafter and was the keeper of all of the traditional family recipes.
The pride of her life was her nieces and nephew. She loved telling stories about when they would visit her at the house and play on the farm when they were little and she was so proud of their accomplishments later in life. She was also excited to welcome three great nephews to the family.
She leaves behind brother Charles Keith (Vicki), Robert Keith (Melissa) both of Havelock and their children Stephanie Estey (Mark Estey) of Moncton NB, Joanna Keith (Daniel Mort) of Halifax, NS, Dr. Melissa Keith of North Vancouver BC, Emmett Keith of Havelock, NB, Rory Keith of Toronto, On and Meren Keith of Havelock, NB as well as great-nephews Jonah and Logan Estey and Declan Mort. She also leaves her best friend and greatest support Nina Turner of Salisbury, NB and her three cats Roger, Henry and Princess.
There will be no visitation or funeral at Virginia’s request. Arrangements are in the care of Salisbury Funeral Home and Crematorium.
If so desired, donations in memory of Virginia to the Greenhill Cemetery, Loyalist Cemetery Fund or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.