Date Created: 01/08/2019
Last Updated: 01/08/2019

In loving memory of Keith Willacy
5/7/1949 - 1/6/2019

Location: Rawtenstall, International

Visits: 6,386

This memorial was created in honor of Keith Willacy of Rawtenstall, International. Keith was born on May 7, 1949 in Ribchester and passed on January 6, 2019. Keith was loved by many and will be dearly missed by all friends and family.


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From: Karen G Friday, May 31, 2019
From: Karen G Friday, May 31, 2019 With deepest sympathy, My sincerest condolences, May God bless and comfort you and your family, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Keith’s memory will be forever in my heart, Revelation 21:3,4. KG

From: Cherish S Thursday, May 30, 2019
My deepest condolences. I truly look forward to the time when God will wipe out every tear from our eyes, and there will be no more death, mourning, outcry, and pain, just as it says at Revelations 21:3,4. It is comforting to know that soon we won't have to worry about losing our loved ones. But what about the ones we have already lost? Like, dear Keith? Well, the Bible confirms that there is going to be a resurrection- Hosea 13:14. At John 5:28, 29. Jesus says “the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.” Yes, God will surely remember Keith and he will resurrect Keith to a paradise earth, where there will no longer be any sickness, death, pain or sorrow. Isaiah 26:19 - (The dead will live again) Isaiah 33:24 - (No more sickness) Isaiah 35:5,6 - (More Hope to look forward to) JW.ORG Online Bible: Email me: I look forward to the time when Keith can be with us again in perfect health. You and your family are my prayers during this time.

From: Leslie D Tuesday, February 19, 2019
While words fail to capture the pain of losing a loved one, we look forward to the time when words will fail to capture the joy of having our heavenly Father return your dear one to you. Job 14:13-15

From: Cassandra Henderson Wednesday, January 30, 2019
My condolences to the family for the loss of your loved one. May pleasant memories of Keith bring comfort during your time of sorrow and remembrance, along with God's promise in the Bible at John 5:21, 28 and 29. Jehovah is the God of Comfort who can and will heal your broken heart. For His Son, Jesus, said: "I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life." (John 11:25) To learn more about the resurrection hope, visit

From: Mel Priestley Sunday, January 20, 2019
We have lost our dear friend Keith Linda and I moved from London to work in Preston in 1967 because I was transferred from Owen Owen Finchley to Owen Owen Preston store. . Keith was working as salesman at the time and we quickly became good friends. He was on my wave length and shared the same humour was great at selling and getting things done. Keith was also great at communicating to the staff because they had difficulty understanding my London accent. Linda and I became good friends with his fiancé Cath and had loads of laughs with them both. When we felt little homesick in our early months they lifted our spirits. Keith was a straight talker and what you saw is what you got which is so rare today, that type of person both as a colleague and friend is what made him so special. When he left Owens to join the Police I lost great salesman but more importantly I gained friend for life. Over all those years we had enjoyed getting together with Cath and Keith. Putting the world to right sharing stories about our careers and having great laugh. We also especially liked sharing stories about our children and grand children. He was great man fantastic friend and will be missed by us both.

From: Oksana Viktorovica Monday, January 14, 2019
Keith was a great man. Me and my family been so lucky to meet Him and get to know each other. It is so heart breaking to know what you want see Him again. But to me,He will always stay in his kids and grandkids, as an memories of His life stories. With love rest in peace.

From: Marilyn Williamson Saturday, January 12, 2019
Dearest keith we have known you for so long , even so right back to our teenage years. Loved our friendship so much that in fact we gave our second son your name for his middle name. You have been the most wonderful husband to my cousin Catherine and you will be sadly missed by by us all. Even though we are far away in Australia we loved to see your adventures and follow your travels on FaceBook.... our link with you both. And thank you so much for being there for us and sharing your home with us as we traveled back to England for a holiday. We had many a laugh and enjoyed your company as well as the great places you took us to. Yours and Catherine's hospitality was much appreciated and we will never forget your kindness. We will always remember you Keith with love in our hearts. RIP Keith.

From: Douglas Williamson Saturday, January 12, 2019
I had the utmost pleasure meeting Keith and getting to know him for a short time a few years ago whilst visiting the home countries. Being of similar professional career background helped me connect with Keith. Conversing with and sharing experiences with this very knowledgeable and intelligent gentleman brought back memories to me, of a career stopped short, due to my emigration to Australia....I particularly remember going with Keith to my first football match, south of the border. He recalled that he had came to the beautiful game quite late in life but his ardent support for Blackburn was more than evident! I greatly enjoyed the experience sitting with Keith and all his regular fellow supporters, sharing the atmosphere and the banter, as the goals rained in for both sides. What struck me greatly was how well liked and respected Keith was from those who knew him. Even to the the assistant at the stadium who served him his regular half time drink....Keith enriched my life for the short time I knew him. He was a true gentleman who will be greatly missed.

From: Rachel Clark Friday, January 11, 2019
Dear Keith, I thank you so much for the love and support you have always given to my brother. Your were such an integral part of his life for so very long and am so grateful he had a great male role model to look up to. I think about the time we all spent together in Normandy with a huge amount of fondness. Do you remember sitting on Gold beach, listening to the air raid warnings and Churchill’s voice? What an experience and one I was so pleased to share with you and Cath. We have all become richer for knowing you. The light you have put into so many lives will shine forever. Lots of love. Rachel x

From: Hayley Nield Wednesday, January 09, 2019
I can’t believe that I am writing this to you Keith, it doesn’t seem real ... I adore you. I’m truly heartbroken that you’ve gone and I really wish I had more time with you, to show you that I love your Son more than words can say and to show you how lucky I feel to be part of yours and Cath’s amazing family. I could sit and talk to you for hours, I loved listening to your interesting stories, looking through your camera roll on your phone at your wonderful photography and listening to you play the guitar. Your funny one liners and words of wisdom will stick with me forever. You’re the strongest man I’ve ever known and you proved that over the past few months, our Soldier. You welcomed both Heidi and I with open arms and I’ve never felt so comfortable and safe. Heidi still asks to see you almost every day, “Grandad Keef”. You going has made many people extremely sad and I don’t think you knew how loved you actually are, it’s truly beautiful. You will live on in your four wonderful sons and all of your beautiful grandchildren. I said everything I needed to say to you in hospital and I know you listened to me. Like I said, I wish I had more time with you but I’m so so lucky to have had you in my life and you will never ever be forgotten. I genuinely love you Keith and I’ll do all I can for your family moving forward. All of my love Hayley & your ‘little Heidi’ xx

From: Richard Willacy Tuesday, January 08, 2019
What to say about you dad? You have made me the man that I am today. My mentor has gone, but your guidance and example will live on and I hope that it makes me a better man and a better father in the years to come. To say that I miss you, my hero, is so much of an understatement that it is laughable. I have lost a big part of me, but take solace in the fact that we were together at the end and I carry you with me in thought and memory until we meet again. Thank you for everything, you have been a fantastic role model for all of us. Your grandkids will never forget you and I feel so privileged to have had as much time with you as I have. As I said as you took your last breath and went on your journey, thank you for being my dad and see you on the other side - I love you.

From: Never Gone Tuesday, January 08, 2019
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