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Wanda Joan (Piehl) Keeping

April 26, 1932 ~ June 9, 2018 (age 86)

Wanda Keeping   86

North Sydney

With heavy hearts and deep sadness, we the family announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Wanda Joan Keeping, age 86, on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at the Northside General Hospital with her daughter by her side.

Wanda is now reunited with her parents Irene & John Piehl, her sisters Marilyn MacNeil & Maisie Piehl and her loving husband of over fifty years Bill Keeping and their son Terry Keeping.

She was born and spent her life in North Sydney.  Everyone that was lucky enough to know her knew she was a kind and gentle soul.  She had a heart bigger than her and there was nothing she wouldn’t do for those she loved.  Nan had a tell it like it is attitude, she was quick witted and often used some colorful words to get her message across.

Back in the day she enjoyed spending the winter months cross country skiing and skating.  She enjoyed bowling and playing darts. Her summers were spent on Indian Beach with family and friends.  Nan was an avid reader and the only thing she enjoyed more than a good book was her cats.  We used to torment her calling her the crazy cat lady.  At one point she had 5 cats in her home and was feeding about a dozen of the neighborhood strays.  Nan loved to spend time with her family and we loved the time we shared with her.  She was our “core”.

Left to grieve is her daughter Trudy (Stan) Flynn.  Nan always said she didn’t know what she’d do without them.  Her grandchildren, whom she hung the moon & painted the stars in the sky for, Amanda Keeping (Kyle Sherwood), North Sydney, Neil Keeping, Dartmouth, Logan Keeping (Kirsten Stevenson), Fort McMurray, Brandon Flynn (Kerri-Ann Ivey), North Sydney and Danielle Flynn, Dartmouth.  Her pride & joy, her great-grandchildren Nash, Tatum and Matthias. 

We couldn’t have loved her more if we tried.  She was our sun, our moon and all the stars.

As per Wanda’s wishes there will be no visitation or service.  Cremation has taken place under the direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney.

Memorial donations may be made to the Feral and Abandoned Cat Society or the SPCA.

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