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William S. Kehoe (1904-1960)

Highlights of History from The Whitehorse Star

The Whitehorse Pioneer Cemetery

The Whitehorse Star - Thursday, April 7, 1960

William Kehoe Requiem Mass, 1960

    Funeral services for the late William S. Kehoe were held in Sacred Heart Cathedral Tuesday, March 29, with a Requiem High Mass sung by Rev. Eugene Cullinane (Father Gene), Chaplain of Maryhouse. Mr. Kehoe died in Whitehorse General Hospital Friday, March 25, as a result of a stroke. He had been confined to his home with high blood pressure for many months.

    Born on August 2, 1904, in Cape Breton, Mr. Kehoe was 55 years of age. He was a veteran of World War II and suffered from disabilities received on active service. He came to the territory 17 years ago.

    Pallbearers at the Funeral Mass were Michael Silvestri, Jack Coldwell, Ollie Johanson, Hans Gloslie, Albert Boisclair and W. M. Bleachley.

    Burial service was held in the Canadian Legion plot. Burial rites of the Catholic Church were conducted by Father Gene. Mr, Ravenhill, president of the Legion, read the Canadian Legion Burial Service. The Guard of Honour included Lorne Scott, Bob Shaw, Al Dawes, C. Caton, Flt. Sgt. Orrin Yendall and several others.

    Mr. Kehoe is survived by his wife, Catherine, and his daughter, Rose Marie; three sisters, Mrs. S. LeBeau of Sydney, N.S., Mrs. P. Beauschense of Portmouth N. H. and Mrs. Jack Buckley of Boston, Mass; and one brother, Joseph Kehoe of Ottawa. Three other brothers, Ronald, George and Thomas were killed in action while serving at the front in World War I.