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Born: Jul 10, 1919

Date of Passing: Dec 13, 2011

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MARY KEETBASS (nee PERSOAGE) July 10, 1919 - December 13, 2011 It is with great sadness that our mother Mary Keetbaas (Persoage), age 92, passed away peacefully Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at the Rockyview Hospital in Calgary, Alberta. She is survived by her son Lorne Keetbaas (Shirley) and her grandchildren Heather and Shayne, and the newest addition, her great grandson Dutch . She also leaves several nieces and nephews along with their families and children, who were all very special in her life. Her husband Dirk along with brothers Bill, Tony, Pete, Joe and sisters Jean and Rose predeceased Mary. Mary was born in Teulon, Manitoba on July 10, 1919. At the age of 16 she set out her journey to Toronto, Ontario to find her niche in life. A few years after she arrived in Toronto, a very handsome gentleman passed her on the street. They looked at each other and it became love at first sight. Dirk and Mary courted for six months and got married later that year. This was the most beautiful relationship any two people could have during their very long marriage of 53 years together. Mary was a very devoted wife and mother. She also was always concerned with everybody else but herself and especially devoted to her family. She loved her cooking and baking and she had a very sweet tooth . She also loved to make those wonderful cabbage rolls and perogies and many other wonderful dishes. Mary had such a big heart, and was a very caring and gentle person and had so much love to give. Her wonderful son Lorne who was devoted to his Mom will miss her terribly along with all his family. We all know that she is now at peace and will surely have a very large smile on her face as her new adventure begin again with the love of her life, Dirk. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada ( The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, December 17, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at the MacKenzie Funeral Home, Hwy #7. Teulon, Manitoba. Interment to follow at Pleasant Home Cemetery. MACKENZIE FUNERAL HOME TEULON (204) 467-2525

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 15, 2011

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  • Auntie Mary I didn't get a chance to say goodbye. I know how much you ment to my father so I'm hoping that you two can reconnect on the other side. if you can I'm positive Uncle Joe will also be with the both of you. Rosey has been there to catch you all before you fall this I know. :) - Posted by: Collen Couture... ( nee Persoage) (niece) on: Oct 07, 2012

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