Amherstview Golf Club Founder Passes

Alice McKEOWN - Founder, Amherstview Golf Club
Alice McKEOWN - Founder, Amherstview Golf Club

Sadly we must report the death of Judge Alice McKeown, who passed away early on Thursday morning.

She was admirable for so many reasons and many a golfer have her to thank for providing the place where they grew up playing the game.

The vivacious lady certainly made her mark on the world, including the founding of the Amherstview Golf Club, located just west of Kingston, Ontario.

Our deepest condolences go out to her family and friends.



October 8, 1922 – November 25, 2010

It is with heavy hearts that her family announce her passing, after a brief illness, at the Kingston General Hospital, in her 89th year.

Survived by her brother Ralph (Pauline), sister Teresa Smart (late Douglas), sister Patricia Proderick (late Jack) and brother Joseph (Micheline). Predeceased by her sister Marion McKenna (Hugo) and brother Jack (Faye). Dearly missed by many nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Founder of the Amherstview Golf Club, retired Judge of Citizenship Court of Canada, former Board Member of Hotel Dieu Hospital, former Chairperson of St. Mary’s Cemetery Board, one of the original developers of Amherstview, first female member the Kingston Rotary Club, lifetime member of the Liberal Party of Canada, former chairperson of the St. Lawrence Parks Commission, honorary lifetime member of the Cataraqui Golf and Country Club.

Alice was an avid golfer, curler, traveller and dedicated to her family, she was loved by many and will be missed by all.
Friends will be received at the GORDON F. TOMPKINS FUNERAL HOMES, 435 Davis Drive (Centennial Drive and Taylor-Kidd Blvd) on Monday, November29th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial in Blessed Sacrament Church, 3 Briscoe Street, on Tuesday, November 30th at 11:00 a.m. Rite of Committal with prayers in St. Mary’s Cemetery.