MCpl Mitchell K. Keller

25 Jan 16

Master Corporal Mitchell K. Keller, Communicator Research Operator (1984 – 2016)

It is with regret that we inform you on the sudden passing of Master Corporal Mitchell K. Keller on Monday 25 January 2016 at the age of 31. He leaves behind his wife Alison and his son Alexander 4 1⁄2 years old. MCpl Keller was a member of the Canadian Forces Information Operations Group Outcan (CFIOG) Headquarters Detachment Maryland, Fort Meade, Maryland, USA.

Master Corporal Mitchell Keller was born in Williams Lake, British Columbia. He joined the Canadian Armed Forces in November of 2007 as a Communicator Research Operator. Upon completion of his basic training, then Private Keller was posted to Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt to work in the Port Security Section. While at CFB Esquimalt, he was involved in several high profile events to include the Canadian Naval Centennial International Fleet Review and the MV Sun Sea Incident. More importantly, it was here that he met his beautiful wife Alison Bennett.

In 2010 he completed his occupation training in Kingston, Ontario and was subsequently posted to Canadian Forces Station Leitrim in Ottawa, Ontario. While employed there, he was recognized for his exemplary service, receiving the Assistant Deputy Minister (Information Management) Coin from the Canadian Armed Forces Chief Warrant Officer and being awarded the Derek Boogaard Award for outstanding service to his country. On 14 May 2011 Mitchell and Alison were graced with the birth of their beautiful son, Alexander.

Before they were posted to Ft Meade, Maryland, Alison made an honest man out of Mitchell and they were married 02 Aug 2014 in North Saanich British Columbia with family and friends.

While posted at Fort Meade he flourished not only as a professional tradesman, but also as an Ambassador for his Country and was promoted to Master Corporal on 01 Dec 2015. A consummate professional at all times, he was an outstanding representative of Canada, the Canadian Armed Forces and the Communicator Research occupation

A Celebration of Life ceremony was held on Friday 29 January 2016 at the Ft Meade, Main Post Chapel.

A Service and Reception to honour Mitchell’s life and military duty will take place at 10:00 am on Saturday, February 13th, 2016 at McCall’s Funeral Home, 1400 Vancouver Street, Victoria, British Columbia, V8V 3W3:

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation on behalf of MCpl Mitchell Keller to Testicular Cancer research: Note that you will be directed through the payment process and at the last step you will need to add a comment to please accept donation on behalf of “Mitchell Keller”.