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Tom Keenan, Longtime Sault Star Reporter, Passes Away at 74

LOCAL2 Staff for local2 sault ste. marie
August 16th, 2012 at 1:25pm



We were saddened this afternoon to see an obituary come in for our friend and colleague Tom Keenan. Everyone here at LOCAL2 sends our deepest condolences to Gayle, Tommy, Eric, Tracy and Lori, and the entire Keenan family and to his colleagues at the Sault Star. You are in our thoughts.


KEENAN, Tom Passed away peacefully, after a short illness at the Sault Area Hospital on Thursday, August 16, 2012 at the age of 74. Beloved husband of Gayle. Devoted father of Tommy (Susan), Eric (Lindy), Tracy Johnson (Mike) and Lori Walker (Brent). Entertaining grampa to Jacob, Matthew, Nick, Travis, Shelbey, Mark and Brianna. Son of the late Curly and Eleanor Keenan. Brother of Jimmy and the late Sister Mary. Brother-in-law of the late Ed Gowlett (Ruby), Earl Gowlett (Rose) and Carol MacFarlane (Jack). Tom will be fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbours. He will be forever remembered as a great character who never let the truth get in the way of a good story. Friends may call at Northwood Funeral Home Cremation & Reception Centre (942 Great Northern Road 705-945-7758) on Monday, August 20, 2012 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Memorial Mass to follow at Precious Blood Cathedral at 1:00 p.m. with Father Hamish Currie officiating. Memorial donations to ARCH or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. www.northwoodfuneral.com

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