Denay Keeler (Collins), 36, of Gagetown, NB, passed Thursday, August 18th, 2022, surrounded by her family following a courageous battle with breast cancer.
Denay was born in Gander, to Tom and Margaret (Button) Collins on September 12th, 1985. She and her sister Keisha had very special bond that remained strong into their adult years. She met the love of her life, Paul Keeler in Nova Scotia at an old-fashioned Newfoundland party. They were married on 5 March 2010 and together they created a beautiful family with daughters Kasey and Shannon (ages 15 and 13). Paul’s military career allowed them to travel and visit too many places in Canada and United States.
She created lasting memories with her family, and she loved the time they spent in their jeeps, ATVs and with their dogs Colby, Daisy, Frank, and Nala. Her witty, but always good-natured sense of humour kept us all laughing and smiling, especially during a game of crib.
Denay is survived by her loving husband Paul and their two daughters Kasey and Shannon; parents Tom and Marg Collins of Dover NFLD; sister Keisha Collins (Adam) of Gander NFLD; parents-in-law, Howie and Karen Keeler; sister-in-law Tanya Ingram (Chad) and their children Matt and Abby; Granda Joe; and Aunt Sharon Collins (Carey). She also leaves behind many close great aunts & uncles, cousins, and friends. We take comfort in knowing that she is with her loving grandfather Hubert and grandmothers Mabel and Pauline.
There will be no visitation or funeral service at this time, however a celebration of Denay’s life will take place at a later date in her beloved Newfoundland.