It is with great sadness that the family of the late Joseph Keats announce his peaceful passing at his residence on November 26, 2016. He leaves to mourn, his loving wife of 68 years Jane (Mitchelmore); seven children, Lydia (Dave), Bonnie, Ellen (Calvin), Samuel (Barbara), Edna (John), Joseph Jr (Nancy), David (Karen) and special daughter/granddaughter Deanne (Fred); Brother Ralph (Mabel); Sister Gertie (Lloyd); Sisters-in-law Janet and Florrie, as well many grandchildren, great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild and a large circle of family and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Samuel and Emma, brothers Raymond and Baxter as well as his sister Edna. Visitation was held at Kerry M. Fillatre’s Funeral Home in St. Anthony Beginning on Sunday, November 27, 2016 and continuing until the funeral which was held from St. Mary’s Anglican Church in St. Anthony on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 11:00 am with Rev. Katie Flynn officiating. Interment followed in the St. Anthony Anglican Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre’s Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard funeral director. Flowers and Donations will be graciously accepted by the family or a charity of choice.