Canadian Medical Association

Saint John, NB; Dalhousie University, 1960; family medicine; past president, New Brunswick Medical Society (NBMS); recipient, NBMS Dr. Garfield Moffatt Medal for Excellence in Patient Care; life member, NBMS; senior member, CMA. Died July 30, 2018, aged 84. Survived by his wife Constance, 7 children and 20 grandchildren. “For 49 years, Sean practised family medicine in West Saint John. He thoroughly enjoyed going to work at the ‘office,’ whether in the basement of the family home in Greendale or at his Dever Road medical clinic, where he practised with his children Elizabeth and Sean for 25 years before retiring in 2010. He particularly treasured the many friendships he made with his patients, staff and colleagues over the years. Sean was also a familiar face working in the emergency departments at St. Joseph’s, the Old General and, later, the Saint John Regional Hospital. He was affectionately referred to by the staff and nurses in the emergency rooms as ‘Papa Keyes.’ A true Newfoundlander who loved social and family gatherings, he was a kind and generous man who would share his advice and wisdom with anyone who sought his help and guidance.”