Dr. Keith Blake who practiced dentistry in Canada and in his native St. Kitts for several decades, died at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto on May 28 last, after suffering a stroke. He was 89.
After receiving his early education in St. Kitts, Dr. Blake came to Canada to attend university.
His daughter, Brenda Blake, said that after he graduated from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, he went back to St. Kitts where he started his career as a dentist “but in 1992 returned to Canada and established his practice in Toronto .
“Then in 1992 , he went back to St. Kitts and continued to work as a dentist until he was 84 years old.”
Brenda Blake recalled that her father was an avid golfer.
” Golf was his big passion and during his retirement he spent a lot of time on the golf courses.”
She said Dr. Blake was healthy most of his life but at the beginning of this year, he developed pneumonia and had to be hospitalized.
His wife, Judith, died several months ago.
Dr. Blake is survived by daughters, Brenda Blake and Victoria Barlizo. daughter-in-law, Michelle Lerman-Blake, his brothers, Russel Blake and Sydney Blake, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
A graveside funeral service was held for Dr. Keith Ellsmere Blake in Toronto on Saturday.