Ride in Peace: Phil Keeping, owner of Mile One Harley-Davidson

Publish Date: 
Dec 11, 2013

MT. PEARL, Newfoundland - Funeral services are scheduled for Friday for Phil Keeping, dealer principal at Mile One Harley-Davidson, who died following an accident at the dealership Dec. 9.

Keeping, 65, died after falling almost six meters (about 20 feet) from a mechanical scissor-lift inside the dealership. It’s not clear why Keeping was on the lift or what led to the fall, according to CBC.

Mile One Harley-Davidson got its name from its location: the easternmost H-D store in North America is situated near the first mile of the Trans Canada Highway in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The dealership also sells Arctic Cat and Ural vehicles.

Keeping was better known as a cable television pioneer. He founded N-1 Cable in Newfoundland and Labrador in the late 1980s, which brought cable television to more than 200 rural communities. He later launched a cable service in the Bahamas.

Funeral services will be held Friday at Carnell's Funeral Home in St. John's, according to VOCM

Posted by Holly Wagner