Keith Trevor Pritchard
B.Sc., FRICS, AACI, P.App., DAC, RI (BC)
It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of Keith Trevor Pritchard on January 12, 2017 in the arms of his loving wife Joyce and surrounded by his loving family after an 8 month battle with cancer.
Keith was born on September 30, 1946 in London, England. He is predeceased by his mother, Ines, and his father Trevor. He is survived by his wife and best friend of 20 years, Joyce Pritchard, his best little friend, Ella, as well as his four children: son Ian [married to Kendall] and their children Reid and Robin; daughter Rosemary [married to Dan Schmit], daughter Sue [married to Scott Killin] and their children Marley and Keyanna; and daughter Jennifer [married to Greg Ikle]; his sister Madeleine [married to Michael Davison] and their daughter Marissa.
Keith’s work meant the world to him. His career spanned over 40 years, starting at the London Appraisal Institute and gaining a degree at the College of Estate Management, Reading University. He moved on to work for Stevenage New Town Corporation, then Milton Keynes Newtown Development Corporation in England. Shortly after he married and had his first two children, Ian and Rosemary in England, he emigrated to Canada where he worked in Kamloops for Wescan Appraisals. He then moved to Nanaimo where he worked with Cunningham and Rivard Appraisals and then bought the company. At this time his third and fourth children, Susannah and Jen were born. Later on he opened his second company, Isle West Appraisals Ltd.
Keith was an accomplished classical pianist and cellist who played in the Vancouver Island Symphony for many years. He was a man of high standards, honour, integrity and love. Keith was community minded in that he volunteered for the Appraisal Institute of Canada for 10 years, including serving as President for the Provincial Association. He also volunteered in several clubs and organizations to support his children activities.
The family would like to thank all the doctors, nurses and support staff at NRGH and particularly Tammy at the Palliative Care Unit for their gentle care.
No service will be held. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the charity of your choice.