Jayhawke, le duc de:
is with a heavy heart that I announce that Michael Keith,
Earl of Kintore, Baron Kintore of Inverugie in the Peerage of
Scotland and Viscount Stonehaven and Baron Stonehaven in the Peerage
of the United Kingdom, Baronet and 13th
Chief of the Name of Keith
died suddenly at his home in Aberdeenshire on Sunday night, October
31st. He was 65 years old.
The Earl of Kintore was one of the select and most esteemed Scottish
Chiefs, who known as Camus Slayer, was a Knight in the Kingdome of
Earl and Lady Kintore were most recently Honoured Guests at the
Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games and Clan Gathering in
Enumclaw, Washington and the Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland
Games in Fergus, Ontario, Canada. Kintore was active as Chief of
the name of Keith and had been the Honoured Guest at the Stone
Mountain and the Glasgow (KY) Highland Games.
Educated at Eton and the Royal
Military Academy, Sandhurst, The
Earl of Kintore served with the Coldstream Guards in Kenya,
the Oman and London. The
Earl was a farmer in
Aberdeenshire and President
of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers.
The late Earl was active in the House of Lords as an
Independent sitting on the Cross Benches. Until just recently, the
Earl sat on the House of Lords for many years.
The Earl is survived by
Lady Kintore, a son - Lord
Inverurie (Jamie) and daughter, the Lady Iona.
Funeral services will be held
Friday, November 5th. The Clan Keith Society USA, Inc. will be
represented by Darrel S. Keith, Lieutenant to the Chief. The Keith
Clan Society will be sending white roses, the clan's plant badge.