Uncle Danny

Daniel (aka: Danny) Burton Keet’s Bio:

Date of Birth: November 28, 1948,

Magog, Quebec

Danny enjoyed the outdoors, and inventing things. Family was always important to him. I was his shadow as I grew up. 

  • Danny was very much an outdoors person and inventor. He built a solar oven out of heavy cardboard that our dad had in the store. He covered it with aluminum foil and put some kind of platform in the center. He used a few posts to support it vertically. Then we went into the house to get a aluminum pie plate, a couple of eggs and bacon to cook out in the sun. He faced it to the sun, which reflected off the foil and heated the center of the satellite dish looking invention and proceeded to cook the bacon and the eggs. They tasted so good.

  • Danny had a friend who he would hang out with and together they would think of things to make. I asked Danny why do they do this and he would say that they were going to try and invent something and maybe become rich and famous.

  • During the summer, Danny enjoyed going camping. Danny and 2 of his friends would canoe across Lake Memphremagog which is in the eastern townships of Quebec. They would canoe across to Mont-Orford or one of the other mountains across the lake. Then they would hide the canoe in the bushes and backpack / hike up the mountain and once night fall was approaching, they would find a camping spot and set up camp. Then one of my older siblings or mum and I would go down to the dock and do SOS messaging with very bright flashlight. By doing this my parents knew how the boys had made it to the mountain and were safely camped for the night. We would continue to do this every night that the boys were up on the mountain. This way, everyone knew that they were safe. These kinds of camping trips would happen several times over the summer.

  • Not only did Danny enjoy the summer, he also enjoyed the winter. He built an Ice Boat from the ground up and our mother helped him sew the sails. The ice boat turned out really good and was a lot of fun to use. I remember riding in front of him and the ice boat could get going at quite a speed. 

  • Danny also built his own Bob Sled. There was a steep road that went down past my parent’s store and all the way down to the boat launch and you would get going a good speed down that hill, and right down onto the lake by using the boat launch. But once you got down to the bottom of the hill, and as you approached to go right in front of the store, you had to watch to the right and make sure that there were no cars coming down that road, which came from Magog, 10 miles away. As you would go past the intersection, the locals knew that if it was wintertime that they needed to be careful at that intersection. If you could not bob sled down that hill you would sled right into the store. I remember riding in front of one of Danny and it was exciting and it is hard to put into words the feelings I experienced bob sledding. I loved it!!

  • Danny worked in Burnaby/Coquitlam for quite a few years, and on weekends he would drive his Volkswagon Bug (as we called it), home to our parent’s farm in Rosedale. Then the company he worked for closed down and he moved out to the farm where he had a nice shop, At the shop, he would fix things for mom, dad, family and friends. He was very good at what he did. He helped me with various projects. He was the go-to guy for help with fixing or other or little projects. Right down to fencing for dad on the farm, building shelves for mom. Then as his nephews and nieces came along, they started to call him “Mr. Fix-It” and we even made him a sign to hang outside on his shop door. But if you ever went into his shop to borrow any tool, you had better ask and then put it back. If it was nowadays it would be called his “Man Cave.”

  • Our sister used to have a horse called Pearl and Danny became interested in riding and he used to ride her. We used to ride down to the Backwash on Ferry Road in Rosedale, up Ford Mountain, and up to Ryder Lake and various other places. I will always cherish those times we spent together.

  • I am sure going to miss him. I know he is going to be missed by so many. I just wish Covid had not come along, even though it was not Covid that took his life. It’s just we couldn’t visit him like we would have wanted to during the last year, because of damn Covid. But at least there were a few of us who were able to say our goodbye before him passing away. I saw him the morning before he passed away in the evening. 

Danny had this saying that he would tell you whenever you were going through a tough time:

 

Even After The Darkest Night

The Birds Will Sing

In The Morning Light

 

I know this is in some of our hearts and will always be a memory of Danny’s encouragement.

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