Keith William Bouffard

May 16, 1960 - August 11, 2012

05/16/1960 - 08/11/2012

Keith W. Bouffard
Newport News

Keith William Bouffard, 52, passed away on Saturday, August 11, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents Gene and Sally Bouffard.
Survivors include his sister, Sandy Robinson Bill; his nieces and nephews and his business partner and best friend, John Savage.
Services will be private. Memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of the United States. Altmeyer Funeral Home-Riverside Chapel in charge of arrangements.
Condolences to the family may be made at altmeyer.com.

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Cynthia Bickford
7 years ago

As one of the members of the Big Flea Market family, I saw Keith on a regular basis. I cannot remember a time that he did not have a smile on his face, a joke up his sleeve, and a new treasure that he would share. He will be remembered and missed.

Mary Jordan
7 years ago

I have known Keith for many years from antique shows and back to the days of the shop in Norfolk. He was always so pleasant and fun, with such a great smile and a very kind heart. How he loved his Bessie! My thoughts are with all who loved him; he will be greatly missed.

Perry Morse
7 years ago

I heard the news today and wanted to send my condolences to Keith’s friends and family. I’ve known him, peripherally, and the way antique dealers often do….from auctions, or shows, at other events. He was always quick to smile, offer advice, and make others laugh if he could. He’ll be missed by many people I’m sure.

Carol Paulsen
7 years ago

I will miss you and I will never forget you. You will be missed by everyone who ever knew you.

Linda Polster
7 years ago

Johnny, I’m so terribly sorry for your loss. The mall will not be as friendly a place without Keith in it. Hugs to the girls and you.

Dordy Fontinel
7 years ago

Johnny, My heart and prayers are with you. Keith was truly one of my favorite dealers. His passion for the business and his treasures was a joy. He will be dearly missed.

Ed Weilbacher
7 years ago

Keith always had a friendly pleasant way about him. I always enjoyed his visits. He will be genuinely missed. Ed & Lindsey

W.R. Dillow & Russell Harrell
7 years ago

Keith was a joy and a wonderful light in this world with just the right witty thing to say. Our thoughs are with you at this darker time in life but know that his light will live on forever in our hearts and minds. He will be greatly missed. Love W.R. & Russell

Perry & Rick
7 years ago

Keith will be missed so much. Our prayers for “strength” for all those who loved him.

He called us “the book boys” or sometimes just “the boys.” How wonderful at our age to have someone see past the gray and view us as youthful. Yes, I know he could have been being sarcastic.. but he wasn’t.. I don’t think.. no, he wasn’t.

Perhaps, though, he was viewing us through aged-eyes that would never see old-age.

He hated having his picture taken but Perry managed anyway, despite Keith’s trying to ignore the camera. Now when our memories become fuzzy okay, fuzzier we’ll look at the pics and happily remember Keith in our “antiques/collectibles” family.

Cookie Little
7 years ago

My heartfelt condolences to Johnny and the Bouffard family. I am thankful for the wonderful times we shared with Keith. He brought us such joy just by entering a room.

Ray Felton
7 years ago

My sincere and deepest sympathy for you all. Johnny, I can not tell you how sorry I am for you. In this time of grief, please try and remember the happy times together.

Donna and John Coster
7 years ago

Our deepest sympathy on the loss of Keith. Your family is in our prayers. May your find comfort in your fond memories.

Amy and Thomas Magee
7 years ago

Sending you our sincerest condolences. The Big Flea family is such a fun and loving one. Sending all of those who love Keith strength and prayers. Keep your great memories of him alive.

ED AND LINDSEY WEILBACHER
7 years ago

THE ONLY WAY WE CAN BEAR DEALING WITH KEITH’S PASSING IS KNOWING HE IS WITH BESSIE. ALL OUR LOVE ED AND LINDSEY

Sue Mc Guire
7 years ago

WE HAD SOME AWESOME CHATS WONDERFUL YOUNG MAN LOVE HOW HE LOVED HIS LITTLE DOG…RIP OUR FRIEND!!!!