Mona McKeen

Obituary of Mona McKeen

McKeen - Mona Eileen (Berdan), beloved wife of 60 years of the late Alvin Walter McKeen (2000), at Mississauga Trillium Hospital on November 27th, in her 99th year.  Formerly of       Mt. Brydges, East Williams, Poplar Hill, and London.  Daughter of the late David (1975) and Flora (McNeil) Berdan (1938).  Sadly missed by children Chuck of Toronto, Pearl of Etobicoke, and Mary Lou (Les Couchi) of Nipissing First Nation; grandsons William (Sherra; Victoria Harbour), David (Julia; Toronto), Chris (Katy; Scarborough), and stepgrandsons Clint Couchie (Trina; London), and Bill Couchie (London); and “GG” to Emma (Colin) Hodgson (Kitchener), Pericles McKeen (Scarborough), and Aakode’eh, Mishko, and Waaseyaa Couchi (London), and Michael and Layla Couchie (London); and special children Robb (Sandy) Weymouth, Jeff (Karen) Dickson, and Sandy (Kevin) Firth.  Chosen Grandma of Heather (Stefan) Ozsvath (BC) and the late David Johnston (2000).  Predeceased by sons Bill (Janice) (2016) of Victoria Harbour and Norman (1948), 5 sisters Shirley Reid (1980), Vera Sutherland (1992), Lillian Graham (1993), Cora Berdan (2008), Irene Crocker (2011), infant brother (1924), sister-in-law Velma (Jock) Russell (1991), and great-grandson Stephen (1996). 

A woman of great faith and dedicated longtime member of Poplar Hill Baptist Church.  An avid lover of knitting, sewing, art, and children.

The family extends their sincere thanks and gratitude to Dr. Helman, the wonderful Westbury LTC  4th floor nurses (Maria, Stella, Bosa, Wintana) and dedicated PCPs for their kindness, care and compassion - not only were they Mona’s caregivers, they became her friends and extended family.  Due to family allergies, in lieu of flowers, donations to Heritage Bible College and Seminary (Cambridge), Poplar Hill Baptist Church, Westview Baptist Church, or the charity of your choice would be gratefully acknowledged.

Visitation at Westview Baptist Church (1000 Wonderland Road Sth, London) on Monday, December 3rd, from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m., Pastor Phil Butler (Westview) officiating assisted by Rev. Jim Clark (Poplar Hill) followed by reception in the church auditorium.   Private interment in Poplar Hill cemetery.