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Keith George Cox

Victoria, British Columbia

April 23, 1958 - June 3, 2024

Keith George Cox Obituary

Keith George Cox (aka Keef, The Big Guy, Little Keithie Cox) born April 23, 1958, in New Westminster, B.C. passed peacefully on June 3, 2024, in Victoria, B.C.


Keith is predeceased by his father James Cox, his mother Louise Cox and his sister Cheryl Hayter.


Survived by his loving wife Mary (pups Bailey & Beau) who reside in the forever home they built together at Spirit Bay outside of Victoria, BC.


Keith was a wonderful brother to Colin Cox (Louise) and was thankful that big brother Colin paved the way with the parents allowing Keith to get away with a lot more in his youth!


He loved his brothers-in-law and their families; Tom Sidley (Debbie), David Sidley (Louise) and Jerome Sidley (Karin) and Monty Hayter.


He was a doting Uncle/Great Uncle to Guthrie Cox (Chloe, Harper, Parker), Ethan Cox (Heather, Easton, Ari & Shea), Griffin Hayter, Matthew Sidley (Sarah, Brooks), Ryan Sidley (Becca), Sage Sidley, Margaret Sidley, Coady Sidley, Eleanor Sidley and Calder Sidley.


Keith loved spending time with his family and was so grateful that they always included us in celebrations, travel and holidays. Keith also loved watching sports - CFL, NFL and NHL - and had an incredible recall for names, teams and stats. He was a wonderful storyteller with a quick wit and sense of humour, and a voice that would light up a room.


Keith attended New Westminster Secondary School where he played trombone as a member of the school band. He also played in the New Westminster and District Concert Band where he formed lifelong relationships and developed a love for music. Keith could name a song and artist from the first few notes! He was even a “roadie” for a touring band where he also developed his cooking skills.


Keith worked at Woodwards in downtown Vancouver while in school as a “cart jockey” and on the food floor. In later years it would take him 20 minutes to get through the produce department while shopping. Every piece of fruit and/or veg had to be perfect!


In 1983, he received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from UBC, Vancouver, in Industrial Relations.


Post graduation he followed his father Jim into the media, working in radio from 1983 to 1993 in Quesnel (CKCQ – Cariboo Radio), Vancouver (CKNW) and Victoria (CJVI) British Columbia; and for Broadcast News in Edmonton, Alberta; and Toronto, Ontario He then did a few stints in TV from 1993 to 1998 at CTV in Toronto, Ontario and KAKE TV in Wichita, KS.


Keith moved from Toronto to Wichita, KS in 1996 and then to Denver, CO in 1998 with his wife Mary where he received his Master’s degree in Education from University of Phoenix, Denver and taught elementary school in the Cherry Creek School District for seven years.


Keith quasi-retired in 2015 and his favourite job was driving the resort shuttle at Keystone, Colorado for two years where he and Mary spent time at their condo with many family and friend visits.


Keith and Mary were fortunate enough to enjoy travelling the world over the last 20 years. They moved “back” to British Columbia in July 2020.


Thank you to all the family, friends and neighbours for their love and support.


In lieu of flowers: Please donate blood, donate to your favourite charity and be kind to each other!

Gone too soon, remembered forever.


Celebrations of Life will be held at Spirit Bay on Vancouver Island July 28th and in Vancouver on August 10th. (Details to be sent separately)


To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Keith George Cox hosted by Affordable Cremation Vancouver Island.

Keith George Cox (aka Keef, The Big Guy, Little Keithie Cox) born April 23, 1958, in New Westminster, B.C. passed peacefully on June 3, 2024, in Victoria, B.C.


Keith is predeceased by his father James Cox, his mother Louise Cox and his sister Cheryl Hayter.


Survived by his loving wife Mary (pups Bailey & Beau) who reside in the forever home they built together at Spirit Bay outside of Victoria, BC.


Keith was a wonderful brother to Colin Cox (Louise) and was thankful that big brother Colin paved the way with the parents allowing Keith to get away with a lot more in his youth!


He loved his brothers-in-law and their families; Tom Sidley (Debbie), David Sidley (Louise) and Jerome Sidley (Karin) and Monty Hayter.


He was a doting Uncle/Great Uncle to Guthrie Cox (Chloe, Harper, Parker), Ethan Cox (Heather, Easton, Ari & Shea), Griffin Hayter, Matthew Sidley (Sarah, Brooks), Ryan Sidley (Becca), Sage Sidley, Margaret Sidley, Coady Sidley, Eleanor Sidley and Calder Sidley.


Keith loved spending time with his family and was so grateful that they always included us in celebrations, travel and holidays. Keith also loved watching sports - CFL, NFL and NHL - and had an incredible recall for names, teams and stats. He was a wonderful storyteller with a quick wit and sense of humour, and a voice that would light up a room.


Keith attended New Westminster Secondary School where he played trombone as a member of the school band. He also played in the New Westminster and District Concert Band where he formed lifelong relationships and developed a love for music. Keith could name a song and artist from the first few notes! He was even a “roadie” for a touring band where he also developed his cooking skills.


Keith worked at Woodwards in downtown Vancouver while in school as a “cart jockey” and on the food floor. In later years it would take him 20 minutes to get through the produce department while shopping. Every piece of fruit and/or veg had to be perfect!


In 1983, he received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from UBC, Vancouver, in Industrial Relations.


Post graduation he followed his father Jim into the media, working in radio from 1983 to 1993 in Quesnel (CKCQ – Cariboo Radio), Vancouver (CKNW) and Victoria (CJVI) British Columbia; and for Broadcast News in Edmonton, Alberta; and Toronto, Ontario He then did a few stints in TV from 1993 to 1998 at CTV in Toronto, Ontario and KAKE TV in Wichita, KS.


Keith moved from Toronto to Wichita, KS in 1996 and then to Denver, CO in 1998 with his wife Mary where he received his Master’s degree in Education from University of Phoenix, Denver and taught elementary school in the Cherry Creek School District for seven years.


Keith quasi-retired in 2015 and his favourite job was driving the resort shuttle at Keystone, Colorado for two years where he and Mary spent time at their condo with many family and friend visits.


Keith and Mary were fortunate enough to enjoy travelling the world over the last 20 years. They moved “back” to British Columbia in July 2020.


Thank you to all the family, friends and neighbours for their love and support.


In lieu of flowers: Please donate blood, donate to your favourite charity and be kind to each other!

Gone too soon, remembered forever.


Celebrations of Life will be held at Spirit Bay on Vancouver Island July 28th and in Vancouver on August 10th. (Details to be sent separately)


To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Keith George Cox hosted by Affordable Cremation Vancouver Island.

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