It is with a heavy heart that we advise that our dear friend, Keith Bade, passed away in Wellington, New Zealand on Tuesday night.

Keith has been a regular at our Oceania events for more than two decades along with his wife Christine. His imposing figure could be seen from anywhere across the field at all of our Oceania Meets. Also a keen competitor, Keith was competing right up until last year. Keith and Christine were to join us this year in Saipan at the Micronesian Regional Championships which unfortunately along with everything else in 2020 had been cancelled. 

In recognition of Keith’s significant contribution to the Oceania Area, Keith was awarded the OAA Merit Award in 2012.

Please join with us in sending Christine and family our sincerest condolences on the passing of a humble gentleman and a great friend. 

We will miss you Keith.