John  McKeen

Obituary of John A. McKeen

Passed away after a brief illness at 74 years of age, on Thursday, April 9, 2020 at WRH Ouellette Campus. Beloved husband of Linda (nee Austin) for almost 55 years. Loving Dad of Shelley McKeen-Weaver (Bob) and Tammy Willis (Larry). Proud Grandpa to Tori Weaver and Gramps to Kara and Cody Willis. Only son to the late John and Irene McKeen. Dearest brother of Donna Verhaeghe (late Art -2020), Muriel Davey (Mel), Janice Stewart (Robert) and the late Cheryl Hines (2018) (Steve). John drove truck all his life and was a member of the Teamsters Union. John's passion for stock car racing awarded him many trophies and championships along with a spot in Windsor's Checker Flag Raceway's Hall of Fame. He had the honour of being inducted into the Hall of Fame with his cousin and longtime competitor, Ron McKeen. He was an avid gardener, always sharing his bounty with his neighbours. His wit, hard work and determination will be greatly missed. Special thanks to the Dr's and nurses in the ICU at WRH Ouellette Campus for their exceptional care and comfort for John. Also thank you to our family, friends and neighbours for all of their kindness and support. A private cremation has taken place. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the charity of choice by contacting Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E., Essex (519-776-4233). Family and friends may leave their condolences online at