Marshman, Maj. Edward “Keith” (4 Apr 16)
Fellow Horse Guards:
It is with a deep sense of sadness that we have only now learned of the passing of Major Edward “Keith” Marshman on April 4, 2016 from a battle with cancer. He died peacefully, in his home, surrounded by his family. Keith was born to Edward and Hilda Marshman on April 14, 1938 in Toronto, ON. Canada. He was the middle of 5 children, survived by his youngest sister, Patricia Beneteau.
Keith married Margaret Elizabeth Hannon on July 6, 1963 and they were a loving and devoted couple throughout their marriage.
Keith was a proud member of the Canadian Army and later served in the Governor General’s Horse Guards,reaching the rank of Major. Keith was honorably discharged to follow his career advancement.
Keith was offered the position of Head of Canadian operations for the American based company, Central Mutual Insurance. He accepted the position and along with his wife Peggy, and their 2 small children relocated to the United States. Keith spent his entire career in management positions, with the exception of when he worked in Florida, just after hurricane Andrew. Keith retired early in 2004 in order to care for his beloved wife Peggy, only to lose her to COPD in April 11, 2005.
Keith is survived by his daughter Michele and his grandson Joshua. He is also survived by his son Pat and his sister-in-law Heidi, his grandchildren, Britney, Ashely, Cassidy, Cade and his great grandchildren Emersyn and Colton.
The service was held a Oakdale Memorial Park on Monday April 18, 2016. In lieu of flowers, donations, would be greatly appreciated. Please send donations to the P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK. 73123-1718
Published in San Gabriel Valley Tribune on Apr. 19, 2016