Service of Remembrance
Obituary of Keith Lohnes
LOHNES, Keith Gerald – Age 90, of New Germany, Lunenburg Co., passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 24, 2017 in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Watford, he was a son of the late Currie and Louisa (Fancy) Lohnes.
Keith started his working years as a fish peddler in the local area. Later on, Keith and along with his wife Flora, opened and operated the New Germany Fina Station and Riverbreeze Dance Hall for many years. After selling the service station, together they began working for Canada Post in the rural mail delivery service, along with delivering the morning Chronicle Herald newspaper. Following his mail and newspaper delivery service, Keith then worked in his community as a bus driver for the local schools. Once Keith retired, he became very involved in his community as a volunteer in many aspects of community life and in particular with his wife in the music jam sessions, where often times he would help organize the events. Keith quickly became the honorary manager of the “Newfound Country”, the music group his wife Flora played guitar for. Keith has made many friends over the years with his various places of employment and volunteering.
Surviving is the love of his life and with whom he did most of his hobbies and activities with his wife of 67 years, Flora (Corkum) Lohnes; his loving children, Merilene (Bernie) Zwicker, Pinehurst; Heather Daniels (Bernie), Oakhill; Goldie Lohnes (Archie), Branch LaHave; Terry Keith Lohnes (Julie), New Germany; cherished grandchildren, Tammy Zwicker-Henderson; Todd (Kelli) Zwicker; Scott (Darnell) Daniels; Matthew Lohnes; Daniel Keith Lohnes; and great-grandchildren, Liam Henderson, Paiten Henderson, McKenna Henderson, Kailyn Henderson, Kolbi Daniels, Konnor Daniels, Mason Keith Zwicker, and Bronwyn Zwicker. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers Oswald, Otis, Percy, Arnold and Cecil, and grand-daughter, Gwen Lohnes.
Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m., Saturday, December 30 in Sweeny’s Funeral Home, 4895 Highway 10, New Germany and where service will be held 2 p.m., Monday, January 1, 2018 with Rev. Catherine Robar officiating. A reception will immediately follow in Pinehurst Community Hall, Pinehurst. Interment will be at a later date. No flowers by request, memorial donations may be made to South Shore Regional Hospital Foundation. On-line condolences may be made by visiting www.sweenysfuneralhome.com.
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