As the result of an accident in Hamilton Ontario on Wednesday, December 2, 2015, Jay Keddy went home to be with his Lord and Saviour in his 54th year. He was the beloved husband of Ingrid and loved father of Allastair, Katharina and Robert. Jay was a well-loved teacher and a faithful member of West Highland Baptist Church, serving in his local and global communities.
Jay grew up at Wortley Baptist Church in London. He was part of their Stockade and Battalion program. He was on the Service Team of Camp Kakeka in 1978 and served in several other positions on staff including Program Director. He participated in CSB’s 50th anniversary celebrations held at Camp Gardiner near Calgary in 1987. In the late 1980s he served as Camp Director at Kakeka for three years. Although he was not linked to a local CSB group, he continued to serve as a leader for CSB Adventure Week at Kakeka until 2007. After that, Jay served as a cabin leader or camp shepherd each summer for the past decade at CSB’s Camp Hickory Hill in Upper New York State. For several years he was a missionary in Chad in central Africa and was involved in Flambeau, their version of CSB started many years earlier by a Canadian missionary.
He was a great ambassador for CSB and an example of the kind of godly man this ministry produces. Jay had a major impact on many young men who worked with him at camp. He will be missed by all of us who served with him in CSB, particularly in our camping ministry, for his enthusiasm, energy and his servant heart. We will miss you dear brother.