Keith Alexander CALLANDER – 81 years, passed away at C.E.E. Hospital of Bluewater Health, Petrolia on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, after a 10 year courageous battle with Alzheimer’s.  Although his mind was failing he still liked to make people smile or laugh.  Beloved husband for 50 years to June (Jackson) Callander.  Predeceased by his parents Alex and Isa Callander of Petrolia.  Keith attended LCCVI in Petrolia and worked at Polysar / Novacor as a Lab Technician for 36 years.  He was a member of Petrolia – Washington Lodge #194 for 52 years.  He is survived by three daughters, Coreen Wilkinson (Guy) of Petrolia, Karis Sylvester (Geoff) of Petrolia, and Brenda Evans (Eugene) of Newton, Kansas, and five grandchildren, Rebecca, Kallie, Trevor, Ava, and Aidan.  Keith will be missed by his two canine friends.  To honour Keith’s wishes, there will be no visitation, and a private family graveside service will be held at Hillsdale Cemetery.  Those who wish may make a memorial donation to LCDS – Maple Street Residence (P.O. Box 1210, Petrolia, ON N0N 1R0) or the Residence Activity Council at Lambton Meadowview Villa, which can be arranged by calling the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia (519) 882-0100.  The family would like to thank the staff at Meadowview for the wonderful care Keith received and to everyone who has helped him over the years.  Memories, pictures, and condolences may be shared online at

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