It is with great sadness to say that after battling cancer Keith passed away on Monday 17th of June. Running was an extremely important part of Keith’s life. Keith was a unique character with a flair with words, part of the Heaton Harrier family, and we offer our condolences and support to Keith’s brother Chris Rooney.
A funeral service will be held on:
Wednesday 3rd of July 1.30pm
at Tynemouth crematorium, Preston Cemetery
Walton Ave, North Shields NE29 9NJ
After the service there will be a gathering to celebrate Keith’s life at Heaton Harriers club base from 3pm;
The Amble suite, Blue Flames Sports club, Whitley park, Whitley road, Benton, NE12 9SF
Refreshments will be available and the bar will be open.
At Keith’s and Chris’s request, no flowers please, but donations to Maggies Cancer centre are welcome.
Keith had received great support from the Maggie’s centre and had a charity place in the Great North Run, this was his target, to get back to full fitness and raise money in thanks. His place has been transferred to Mal Gibson, who with Lisa Boyd will be running the Great North Run in Keith’s memory to raise money for Maggie’s. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/keithrooney