An amazingly beautiful soul has departed this world far too soon.
Keegan Roy McCartney, age 25, of Langley, BC passed away on September 3, 2023.
Although Keegan’s time here was far, far too short, his life was large, his impact on those who knew and loved him, profound. Our hearts are shattered.
Gentle, compassionate, and kind, Keegan possessed an incomparably unique sense of humor and quick wit, and an ability to completely, joyfully, immerse himself in so many of the experiences this life has to offer.
Keegan attended West Langley Elementary School, Walnut Grove Secondary and Langley Secondary where he completed his grade 12 and earned his first year plumbing apprenticeship, graduating as top student in his class. Realizing that he didn’t want to spend the rest of his life dealing with other people’s s—t, after his third year of apprenticeship, he switched to truck driving. On August 3 of this year, he obtained his class 1 license to pull trailer.
Keegan began scuba diving at the age of 12 and by 14 he completed his rescue diving certification. He loved golf, surfing, wakeboarding, long-boarding, rock climbing, travelling, concerts, beaches, taking risks, and being outdoors. Despite his penchant in his younger years for eating the same type of food (think tuna sandwiches) for months at time, this switched up as he entered adulthood and he became a bit of a foodie, cooking and experimenting with all types of foods, impressing his friends with his snaps of meals he’d made.
Keegan was an intensely loyal friend and considered his friends to also be his family. He loved each of them deeply. He had, and gave, an incredible amount of love and compassion to others. He was a wild boy, an instigator, with a deep, thoughtful, very sensitive side.
Keegan has temporarily left behind his mother Lisa McLellan, his father Randy McCartney, his stepmother Lainie, his sisters Taya and Caryse, his stepbrother Erik Smith, his girlfriend Lina Gray-Langford and his phenomenal ‘band of brothers’ and friends.
Reflections on Keegan’s Life will be held on Saturday September 16, 2023, at 11:00am at the Murrayville Memorial Community Hall. 21667-48th Avenue, Langley BC. Light refreshments will follow the service.
Keegan loved Hawaiian shirts and bucket hats. In Hawaii the Hawaiian shirt has an association with aloha -the native Hawaiian spirit of love, compassion, unity, and mercy. Wear your Hawaiian shirt and bucket hat if you would like, come share in the love for a very special young man gone too soon.
A private viewing link of the service will be made available to those who are unable to attend. Please contact Lisa McLellan after the 17th of September if you would like access to the link.