KEANE, Ethel Katherine

1912 - 2005

Ethel K. Keane

As Ethel Katherine Moore, she was born at Maidenhead, Berkshire on 15 June 1912, youngest daughter of Col. Harold A. Moore (1870-25 October 1945), a Canadian, and his wife Karen (Katherine) von Kloster (31 October 1871-1952). In 1939, Ethel K. Moore, an artist, was living at Beechwood, Cookham Dean, Berkshire, and she married at Cookham Parish Church in 1940, Lieut. Stanley Keane, R.N. (16 July 1912-12 May 1954), second son of Revd Francis Stanley Keane (27 April 1879-2 August 1972) of Swilland Rectory, Suffolk. On 25 March 1947, as a 34 year old housewife of Beechwood, Cookham Dean, Berkshire, she sailed on the 'Empress of Australia' which was bound for Bombay, from Liverpool to Malta, accompanied by her 2 year old son Richard Stanley Keane, who was born on 5 May 1945 and after his marriage he lived at Aldeburgh, Suffolk. Ethel, when of Pinhoe, York Road, Grappenhall, Warrington, Cheshire on 19 July 1955 sailed on the 'Ascania' from Liverpool to Montreal, Canada again with young Richard Keane. Ethel was a painter of portraits and a member of the Ipswich Art Club 1952-1961 and as Ethel Keane (Ethel Moore), exhibited from The Rectory, Swilland, Ipswich in 1952 two oil paintings, 'Girl in Blue' and 'Suffolk Scene' and another 'Young Man's Head', in 1955 she exhibited c/o Swilland Rectory two works, 'Chalk Head' and 'The Chessman' and in 1956 from Tuckaway Cottage, 6 King Street, Aldeburgh, Suffolk three oils, 'Sketch Portrait of Madeline', 'The Chinaman' and 'Sketch of a Dancer Resting' and she exhibited two paintings in each year 1957-1959 with her last in 1960 two oils, 'Gillian's Children' and 'Portrait Study'. Ethel Katherine Keane lived at Tuckaway Cottage, Aldeburgh, for over 20 years and where she died on 10 December 2005. Her husband Commander Stanley Keane, D.S.C., a pilot in the Royal Navy Air Arm, was killed in a flying accident on 12 May 1954, the cause of which was never discovered.

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