Greg Keating Death – Greg Keating, a member of the Dartmouth Cable (Access Communications Ltd) has died. Gregory ‘Greg’ Keating of Nova Scotia was announced dead on Monday, the 1st of January 2024. He passed away in Charleston, South Carolina. Gregg was 60 years old at the time of his passing.
Gregg leaves behind a broad legacy of friends who love him dearly. Since his passing, his family has received an outpouring of love and stories of his incredible generosity, loyalty, and long-standing love of friends near and afar. Gregg had a huge, kind, and caring heart. Gregg’s greatest source of true joy and pride was his family.
Who was Greg Keating?
Gregg was born in Moncton, New Brunswick, and spent most of his young life in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. He completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree at Saint Francis Xavier University. After graduation, Gregg moved to Victoria, BC, and discovered his passion for the telecom industry working with Shaw Cable.
Gregg, drawn back to Nova Scotia by familial ties and his heart, joined Dartmouth Cable (Access Communications Ltd), the family business. During his 15-year tenure, he navigated all facets of the cable and telecom industry, culminating in his role as President and CEO.
Active in national telecom committees, he contributed to shaping high-speed internet and transforming Canada’s telecom landscape. Access Communications was acquired by Shaw Communications in 1999, and Gregg served on its Board of Directors until the recent sale to Rogers.
Beyond telecom, Gregg delved into diverse family enterprises, spanning real estate, retail, food and beverage, wholesale beauty supplies, and transportation. Following the Access Communications sale, Gregg and his father initiated Altimax Courier, growing it into a dominant transportation company in Atlantic Canada, and later sold it to GLS Canada in 2023.
A philanthropist at heart, Gregg supported various charitable causes, including the Discovery Center Halifax, the Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia, and the City of Lakes Boxing Club. His belief in giving back manifested at all levels, from individual aid to organizations aligned with his values.
Gregg’s charismatic and charming nature, coupled with a quick wit, made him a “principle pest” and a master of creating laughter. His creativity found expression in his eclectic style, musical preferences, poolside BBQs, distinctive vehicles, artistry, thoughtful gifts, and the beautiful home he shared with Ginger.
Gregg is survived by his loving wife, Ginger (Whetsall) Keating, Charleston, SC; his children, Redmond Keating, Halifax, Delaïla Keating and Xavier Keating, Montreal and London Campanelli, Jacksonville, FL; his mother, Marilyn Keating, Halifax; his sisters, Ann Marie Keating, Palm Beach, FL, Cathy Keating (Mike Foran), Halifax, Susan Keating Bekkers (Jon Bekkers), Halifax; sisters-in-law Darlene Roszell, Barbara Jarrett (Wayne Jarrett), Charleston, SC; brother-in-law Kenny Whetsall, Florence, SC; nieces and nephews who love him dearly; his uncle Ron Hollett and family; and his dog, Porter, who never left his side.
Gregg was predeceased by his father, Charles V. Keating; paternal and maternal grandparents; and brother-in-law David Roszell.
Greg Keating obituary
A funeral and celebration of Gregg’s life will take place later in 2024. Donations can be made in Gregg’s memory to the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia, the Discovery Center Halifax, the Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia, the City of Lakes Boxing Club, or a charity of your choice.
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