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Friday June 27, 2014

Keith Coleman Hendrick

Keith Hendrick passed away
peacefully on June 24, 2014 in his
89th year. He was with his beloved
wife Mary Frances and family at his
side at North York General Hospital
Loving husband of Mary Frances for
63 years. Proud father of Peter, Mark
and Gloria (Kay), Susan and Geoff
(Heseltine) and Jane and Todd
(Conrad). Loving grandfather to
Laura, Alison, Cara and Brian
Hendrick, Michael, Tory and Christie
Heseltine and Taryn Conrad
Predeceased by his brother, Dr. E
Bruce Hendrick.
   Keith was born in Toronto and
graduated from the University of
Toronto in 1947 with a degree in
Mechanical Engineering. He was a
Rhodes Scholar attending Oxford
University where he earned a
Master's Degree in Engineering in
1948 and a Master's Degree in
Philosophy, Politics and Economics
in 1950. He enjoyed a successful and
lifelong career at Noranda and
retired in 1992 as President of
Noranda Minerals. In 1990 he was
named Copper Man of the Year. He
served on many corporate boards
including Franklin Templeton,
Labatt's Breweries and Northgate
Minerals. An active volunteer, Keith
was a member of the Governing
Council of the University of Toronto
and served as President of the Art
Gallery of Ontario.
   Keith had an incredible love of life
He loved sports and excelled at all he
participated in. He was an avid skier,
tennis player, swimmer and
windsurfer. He was passionate about
golf and played the game for many
years as a member of the Toronto
Golf Club. He also loved the
outdoors and enjoyed many
summers at his wilderness cottage
on Logan Lake where he rowed and
windsurfed into his eighties. He had
a great appreciation for the arts and
enjoyed theatre, opera, ballet, the
symphony and art exhibitions.
   Keith was a devoted and loving
husband, father and grandfather. He
was a highly ethical and honourable
man and a true gentleman. He had a
great sense of humour and fun and
was always game for any adventure
He was an eternal optimist and an
inspiration to his family and friends
He was generous, kind, thoughtful
and loving. He touched many people
in his life and will be missed by all.
   Thanks to the staff at Sunrise at
Thorne Mill and Dr. Shelley Albert
and staff at North York General
Hospital for the care in the later
stages of his life. Donations may be
made in lieu of flowers to the
Alzheimer's Society.
   There will be a visitation at
Humphrey Funeral Home, 1403
Bayview Avenue, Toronto on
Wednesday, July 2nd from 2-4 p.m
and 7-9 p.m. The funeral will be held
Thursday, July 3rd at Rosedale
United Church, 159 Roxborough
Drive, Toronto at 11:00 a.m.
  

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