Keith's funeral was on Monday 27 February, with many family, friends and INF friends in attendance.
Lorraine Farrell-Cope said, "It was so amazing to have such a lovely, memorial service for Dad. Makes the pain of losing my Dad a little easier."
"What a privilege to have known Keith Daju and Ann. Keith escorted us on our first visit to Nepalgunj and helped our family to settle there. His Godly wisdom and the twinkle of fun in his eye were a blessing and an inspiration to so many of us.
One day Keith was travelling by rickshaw when another rickshaw driver called out to Keith's driver in Nepali 'Where are you taking the monkey?'. Keith's driver laughed, but Keith kept quiet. When he got to his destination Keith left without paying the driver. When challenged he replied with his trademark twinkle 'monkeys don't carry money'."
Alastair & Fiona Seaman
"Memories of Keith abound! His enthusiasm for the Lord, his love for the Nepali people, his delightful sense of humor, and that twinkle in his eye. I am amazed that through all his health problems in recent years Keith has been able to press forward with the translation of his Leadership Manuel in both Hindi and Nepali. What a legacy to leave for the church in South Asia!
"My thoughts and prayers are with you, Dear Ann, and family in the loss of your Dear One. May you know the Lord's comfort and strength is a special way in these days. Loving greetings." Joy Ham
"We didn't know them for very long, but in the short time that we did know them, we came to both admire and love them both when they visited Pokhara. We appreciate that Keith has contributed a lot to the Nepali people." David & Elaine Grimoldby
Celebrating Keith Cope's life
Keith Cope went to be with the Lord during the early morning of 4 February, after living with cancer for several years.
Keith and Anne served in Nepal for 14 years from 1968 to 1982, returning home for the education of their three children. They then returned for a further term from 1997 to 2003.
You can use the form on the right to submit your memories and pictures of Keith, which will then appear on this page. To donate towards Green Pastures in Keith's memory, please scroll to the bottom of this page. You can also read Keith's full obituary here.
"It was such privilege to work together with Keith Daju in Nepalganj. Ann, thank you for your great hospitality you gave me in your home - for the times of meaningful fellowship and prayer together and enduring the heat of Nepalganj together. Keith's passion to preach was a real encouragement to many." Alois von Flue
"Many happy memories from the time that Frinton prayer group adopted Keith and Ann in the late 1960s. I have followed and prayed for them ever since." Frank Belcher
"We always loved to have the opportunity to be with Keith and Ann. Keith would always keep up your spirits, and would frequently find an amusing twist to life to share.
"One of the stories we remember is how Keith often used to complain about the watering down of a local farmer's milk delivered to their home. When asked for payment at the end of the month, Keith gave the Nepali half the amount asked for, saying, 'I don't pay for the water!'
"His work, both with INF, and his own pursuits with church leaders, was invaluable. Keith stands out as one of INF's heroes." John & Judith Bradley
"Keith and Anne welcomed us to Nepalgunj in 2001. They mentored and supported us and we're our kids surrogate grandparents. We have many very fond memories of our times together.
"Perhaps the ones which sticks in the memory most is Keith's wonderful way of praying around new houses when people were just moving into them. We did this as a group and Keith always prayed for 'satisfaction in the bedroom' for married couples and we sang ' boldly we approach the eternal throne' as we walked towards the loo.
"For me this sums up Keith's qualities as an amazing man of God, deeply spiritual but with a wonderful down to earth sense of humour. I smile when I think of how much he must be enjoying singing with the heavenly host and boldly approaching the actual eternal throne. He leaves a real legacy in the many people he trained and discipled both Nepali and expatriate. We miss you Keith." Mark and Liz Galpin
"Keith and Ann are like adopted parents to us and especially while we were together in Nepal. They welcomed us and helped us and others to settle into life in Nepalgunj in 2001. We have felt your love and fellowship Keith and thank the Lord Jesus for His life in your life."
Stephen and Akiko De Marni
"A truly Godly man has gone to be with his Lord. Keith you were an inspiration to so many. I thank God for the many times Keith was unafraid to throw 'a stone in to the lake' create some ripples and stir people to think and pray. A wonderful character, we shall miss him." John and Rose Putman