Christopher Keeley (2 Oct 1949 - 29 Jun 2021)

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ChristopherMotor Neurone Disease Association, Mid Kent Branch

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Location
Medway Crematorium Robin Hood Lane (Upper) Chatham, Kent. ME5 9QU
Date
10th Aug 2021
Time
1pm
Funeral Director
John Weir Funeral Directors Parkwood

In loving memory of my wonderful Dad, Chris Keeley, who sadly passed away on Tuesday 29th June 2021, too young at 71 years old. As anyone who knew him will know, he had a big heart, was generous of spirit and was a lot of fun. He was also a truly loved grandad, son, brother, uncle and friend to many.

Please remember him for the good times you might have had with him, be that watching him playing with his grandchildren, enjoying the racing, watching the Hammers, working adventures away from home or simply putting the world to rights with a Magners in his hand.

The last year of his life was a very difficult one, and as hard as it was to watch him go through the ravages of a terrible disease, it was made easier by the support we received from his carers and from the MND Association, who provided us with both practical and emotional help throughout.

We request that only family arrange flowers for Chris, but if you would like to make a donation in his honour, please do so to the Motor Neurone Disease Association either through this tribute page or a cheque (made payable to "MNDA Mid Kent") can be sent to:

c/o John Weir Funeral Directors
31, Parkwood Green,
Rainham,
Kent.
ME8 9PW

Andrew Beale donated £50 in memory of Christopher

Chris, so many great memories I wouldn’t know where to start. You brought so much joy and laughter to many occasions. You were always at hand when needed. You’re going to be hugely missed but never forgotten. Thank you for being you. Andrew, Oliver and Charlotte

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  • Thanks Andrew for your message and donation. Much appreciated x

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Michael Key donated £20 in memory of Christopher
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Barry Gillam donated £100 in memory of Christopher

Good bye old friend we laughed, cried and looked after each other from when we met at college in 1969,bought houses next door to each other both unaware we would be neighbours. We worked together, I was your best man,then life got in the way,but we still kept in touch seeing each other on rare occasions. Then out of the blue you move a few streets away, but it was like we had never been apart. Sadly it was all too short. You was always me my best friend and l will never forget that beaming smile. Sleep well

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  • Thanks Barry and Linda. I know dad always valued your friendship so much. Allison x

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Bobby Jones donated £200 in memory of Christopher
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Margaret Rollings donated in memory of Christopher

So glad you are no longer suffering. Sending our thoughts to family and friends x

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Ashwin Moorthy wrote

Chris was a true gent and one of a kind. RIP big man!

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  • Hi Ashwin, thank you so much for your message and donation. Dad had many great memories of UK and working in Chicago. Thanks Allison x

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Ashwin Moorthy donated £50 in memory of Christopher

Top man

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Harry Georgiades donated £35.75 in memory of Christopher

In memory of Chris Keeley.

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Harry Georgiades wrote

Really saddened to hear about Chris’s passing. Chris was a workaholic, but had three loves – West Ham, Cheltenham, and Allison, which he would talk about all the time. There are many fond memories of Chris while he was in the US – who can forget the many times he had to “walk the straight line” after late nights at the pub! He will be missed – RIP!
Harry and family

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  • Thanks Harry for your kind words and donation. We won't ask what order those 3 loves went In!! Allison x

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Aine O Tuama donated £42.97 in memory of Christopher

Chris - an absolute gentleman and true friend. I’ll miss the banter and the chats. Some great memories of fun and mischief in Cork & London. Thinking of you Allison & family - he will be missed dearly x

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  • Thank you for your kind words and donation. Dad loved his time in Cork and often spoke about his time there with that sparkle in his smile. Allison x

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Nicky Farmborough donated £30 in memory of Christopher

In memory of 'Grandad Chris' and with thoughts for Auntie Allison, Uncle Ben, Ethan and Annie after such a difficult year. Love always, Team Farmborough xxx

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  • Thankyou Team F. Love to you all x

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Peter Beale donated £100 in memory of Christopher

RIP Chris, in joy your release from this awful illness Pete

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Peter Beale wrote

Chris, just my best friend for 30 plus years, I will miss you greatly. Your fabulous support, happy and positive outlook in all things you did, we had great and memorable times! Caroline, Andrew, liz and I will miss you so much at our family events always the star attraction. You were part of the family and will remain in our thoughts. Sleep well my friend.

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  • Thanks for the kind words and donation. He always loved spending time with you all. Al

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Phil Gallagher donated £50 in memory of Christopher

In honour of Chris - such a wonderful, kind & generous man. Thinking of Al, Ben and all the family. Lots of love from the Gallaghers...and COYI x

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  • Thanks for your kind words and donation. Al

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RIP kid

RIP kid

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  • Many a night must have been spent putting the world to rights by you 2

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David Murray wrote

Words can’t describe how I feel about the untimely passing of a true gent. Chris was more than a friend, he was brother. Always there, never judging (except on Brexit!!). So glad we did the tours. From
Munster in the Heineken cup to the HK 7s, you were already pick 1. See you some day Christy K
Alison 🙏

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  • Thanks for the kind words. He had so many fond memories of your time together and the tours. What goes on tour and all that. Thanks for all your messages. Allison

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David Murray donated in memory of Christopher

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  • Thankyou for the donation. A topic Dad could talk about til the cows came home!!

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Duncan Munro donated £100 in memory of Christopher
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Alan Sweeney donated in memory of Christopher

Having worked with Chris for many many years we had some laughs. Work was a passion of his and he was your actual workaholic and would sometimes drive me nuts!!
Another “slight interest “ of his was of course football. Myself being Scottish, I used to cringe when I heard the dreaded ‘66’ being mentioned and how England won the World Cup etc. I will be forever grateful to Chris for setting the record straight with him explaining that it was actually “West Ham” that won it.
When travelling, Chris constantly spoke of his family and how he was looking forward to seeing them. He was just a lovely person.
Everyone who knew Chris will sadly miss him. CK Rest In Peace.

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  • Thanks for your kind words and donation. I know he loved the many trips away. Allison

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Alison Walsh (Cork) wrote

So sad to have heard the news. Chris was loved by everyone he met. Such a fun, kind and lovely man! Just so good and a friend to everyone. Caring and funny and such a dote. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam (may he rest in peace) Much missed by his friends in Cork. Heartbroken.

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  • Thanks for the kind words. He always had fond memories and stories of the people he had met in Cork. Allison

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Fun times - I think Megs had a winner !! Xx

Fun times - I think Megs had a winner !! Xx

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Love you lots xx

Love you lots xx

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Nick Light donated £100 in memory of Christopher

With fondest memories of my fellow UKES Director & truly trusted friend. Akin to the words of our country’s greatest ever leader - “never in the field of human conflict has one man done more to show support for a team playing in claret & blue. He would fight for them on the pitches, he would fight for them on the terraces, he would fight for them up and down the land, but he would never, never ever surrender the ideology that it was the West Ham Utd academy that won the 1966 World Cup.” His footy judgement was always clouded by too many bubbles flying high in the sky. Farewell my dear friend, keep dreaming and may you RIP alongside your pretty little bubbles.

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  • Sounds like he had the football judgement spot on! Thanks for the kind words and donation. Allison

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Duncan Munro wrote

Chris, we’re all heartbroken at your premature demise.
I’ll always remember you as one of life’s truly decent human beings.
The laughs and good times we’ve enjoyed over the years we always be there . As you will be.
Sadly, sadly missed.
COYI ⚒
Duncan

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  • Thankyou for the kind words. Allison

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Julie Lodge donated £200 in memory of Christopher

All our love Julie, Kevin and Megs - hope this helps other xx

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Julie Lodge wrote

Dearest Chris

Megan and I will always remember your funny kind generous self. You absolutely loved your family and would do anything for anyone! We are sad for ourselves and your loved ones but glad your body is now at rest, what an absolutely terrible disease. Bless you for over the years trying to convert Megan and I into football even taking us to a match or 2 🙈 but we all loved going to the races 😊 although your tips weren’t always the best! 😜 We love you lots and would give anything to hug you one last time, our hearts are thinking of you Allison and family xx

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  • Sending hugs, lots of love to you all too. Al xx

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Charles Jones donated £50 in memory of Christopher

Chris was a good colleague to work with and we travelled overseas together on many occasions. I shall always remember him for those times we spent in far off countries.

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  • Thankyou for the kind words and donation. Allison

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Annie Cooke donated £10 in memory of Christopher

I really loved getting ice creams with you Grandad. You were so funny and you watched a lot of football!! Lots of love Annie xxx

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  • Never a day out with Grandad without an ice-cream or 2. He certainly did watch a lot of football and horse racing Annie, in between chatting with you. Mum xx

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