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Born: Nov 10, 1948

Date of Passing: May 09, 2013

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KEITH ALLAN FINDLAY It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Keith Allan Findlay on May 9, 2013 at the Neepawa Hospital. Keith was born in Winnipeg on November 10, 1948, second son of Allan and Isobel (Malcolmson) Findlay. He was predeceased by his father in 2005 and his mother in 2009. Keith was raised in Warren, MB where he received his education. Keith married Lorna Larcombe in 1970 and they had three children: Andrea Ritter (daughters, Meagan and Madeline) of Bonnieville, AB, Monica (Gord and children Gary, Mykenna and Brendon) Burnett of Woodlands, MB and son Andrew (Tracy and children Bradley, Tyler and Isobella) Findlay of Warren, MB. In 1988 Keith married Audrey and was stepfather to her children Warren Morrisseau of Dauphin and Lori (Terry and son Dar) Frykas of Mackenzie, BC. Keith retired after 42 years of service with the Provincial Government. From January of 1969 he was based in Winnipeg then transferred to Dauphin in January 1990. In the early years his job had him travel a great deal and he saw our province from the south to the far north working outdoors which he loved. In August of 1991 he was transferred to Neepawa where he worked mainly in the office. He was very organized and meticulous and his years of service with Crown Lands were a great benefit. He made many long time friends in the many different departments of the government. The interaction with people was one thing he missed in his retirement. Keith loved all sports many of which he played in his younger years. He also enjoyed watching hockey, curling and golf. He enjoyed reading and was always up on all current affairs. Keith left many wonderful memories for his partner of many years Connie Thorn (Chudley) and her daughters Niki (Derk and daughter Alex) Murdock of Saskatoon, SK, Jackie Thorn of Cancun, Mexico, Lisa Dixon (Ward, daughter Drew and son Keagan). Keith loved children and always showed his patience and kindness with them. He will be missed by them all. He will be sorely missed by his brother Bob of Edmonton, AB, his sister Rosemary (Rick) Switzer of Neepawa and his brother Jim (Pat) of Rosser, MB, his nieces and nephews and his cousin Cam (Colleen) Malcolmson and family of Winnipeg, MB. He treasured them all. Also Connie's sister Marie (Bill) Denbow, brothers Doug (Thelma), Clare (Connie) Chudley all of Brandon, MB and Ritch (Louise) Chudley of Stonewall MB. With his quiet, gentle manner he made many valued friends everywhere he went. His funeral service took place on May 13, 2013 in the United Church in Neepawa with his friend Rev. Harold Bouchardt officiating. Donations may be made to Canadian CancerCare. The arrangements were by White's Funeral Home of Neepawa.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 15, 2013

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • Many social times and through trying times as well. Trusted, dependable friend. Losing long time friends always leaves a hole and he departed around when our common friend and his one time supervisor with Wild Rice program Magnus ( Mike) Thorvaldson, I remember Keith belted into Cessna with bags of wild rice he was dumping into lake while plane diving down on deck and he on headphones with pilot and Mike seeding lakes. We had fun and worked hard and enjoyed each others company and lives. Miss him along with other of great and memorable buddies. He made a difference in many ways often at his expense. Love him always in memories left.TMPTAF - Posted by: Donald Finnbogason (coworker) on: Aug 15, 2014

  • Sorry for the long time to reply. I just heard in Dec. 5, 2013. Keith and I worked together in Land Acquisition Branch in Winnipeg between 1970 and 1979. I have fond memories of Keith, we also curled together and did some hunting. I moved to BC in 1979 and lost contact. My condolences to the families Ron Richardson - Posted by: Ronald Richardson (friend) on: Dec 07, 2013

  • Keith will be sadly missed by our family. Keith was in our wedding party and was a kind and good friend/cousin to us. Often, when adults gather with their family and peers at a social function, they will sit and visit with each other, and the kids will sit often being ignored. Not with the Findlay kids, and notably Keith. He would always come and spend time talking to the kids. Our kids loved Keith as we did and we will cherish our memories of the times spent with Keith. It was sad to see Keith's health fail but his manner with us was always the same- happy, and always made the time to talk to us all to be involved. - Posted by: Colleen O'Morrow (Cousin-in-law) on: Jun 15, 2013

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