Society mourns the passing of Max Keeping

02 October 2015

Ottawa -

As the face of Ottawa’s 6 p.m. newscast for more than 37 years, Max Keeping was a true leader who inspired many in the community. The volunteers and staff of the Canadian Cancer Society are saddened to hear of Max’s death.

Max was a long-time supporter of the Canadian Cancer Society and played an instrumental role in launching our inaugural Relay For Life fundraising event in Canada, which was held in Ottawa in 1999. It was an event close to Max’s heart and he remained an active supporter over the last 16 years, sharing his cancer journey as an inspiration to others.

“Max embodied not only a passion for life but also a passion for a life well lived,” says Martin Kabat, CEO of the Canadian Cancer Society in Ontario. “More than almost anyone, he understood the importance of the fight against cancer and he advocated for research into all types of cancers and promoted cancer screening and early detection. He will certainly be remembered for his philanthropic work and for the impact it had on the community he loved so much.”

The Canadian Cancer Society extends its deepest condolences to the Keeping family. Max will be missed by all who had the honour and pleasure of knowing him.

The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. When you want to know more about cancer, visit our website www.cancer.ca or call our toll-free, bilingual Cancer Information Service at 1 888 939-3333.