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Born: Oct 19, 1927

Date of Passing: Jul 25, 2014

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THE REV. KEITH BOUGHTON The Rev. Keith Donald Boughton, 86, B.A., B.Th., B.D., died at St. Boniface Hospital on July 25, 2014 after a brief fight with cancer, during which he was supported by his wife, Karen, and family. He is survived by daughter Noelle Boughton, son Randall Boughton (Marianne Campa and her daughters Ashley and Sarah), grandsons Sean (Anne-Marie Richer) and Adam Boughton, sisters-in-law Iris and Helen Boughton, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Keith is predeceased by his parents, Wilfrid C. and Edith (Roe) Boughton of Arden, and siblings Evelyn (Lindsay) Poyser, Wilbur, Walter, Harold (Grace), Allison (Stanley) McFarlane, Neil, and niece Fern McFarlane. Keith was born at Arden, MB on October 19, 1927. He was schooled there before attending United College and the University of Manitoba, but Arden remained his favourite place. Keith was a permit teacher for a year at Roaring River, near Swan River, before he took Normal School in Winnipeg in 1951-1952. He met Karen Carroll from his class, who became his wife in 1953 and remained supportive throughout their almost 61 years of marriage. They had their first home at Riding Mountain, where Keith was Principal and taught grade seven to 11 while Karen taught grade one to six. They were placed at McDonald when Keith became a student minister for The United Church of Canada. He travelled to Winnipeg for three years to complete his degree in theology, then was ordained and settled in Tilston (four congregations). He then served in Minnedosa (three congregations), Boissevain, Sarnia, ON, North Kildonan and Maryland United in Winnipeg, Virden, and Norwood United in Winnipeg (10 years) before taking his first retirement. He was then ordained supply at Dugald-Anola twice, Niverville, and Bird's Hill United (eight years), and took his second, and final, retirement in 1999, after 43 years of ministry. Keith noted that while "many think a minister only works for one hour a week doing a church service, there is no end to the hours if a minister gives good pastoral care" and Keith was known for his pastoral care. Keith's hobbies were singing, playing piano, and enjoying baseball and hockey. For ten years, he worked with Interfaith Productions, doing Sundayscope television at CKY Winnipeg. During his retirement, he wrote his family and Arden history, and was involved in planning many family, Normal School, and Permit Teacher reunions. The funeral will be held at St. Mary's Road United Church, 613 St. Mary's Road, Winnipeg, at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 29. Burial is at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, 4000 Portage Avenue. Contact Clarke's Funeral Home in Gladstone for details. The family would like to thank St. Boniface Hospital's surgeons and ward 6A nurses for their excellent palliative care. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 28, 2014

Condolences & Memories (15 entries)

  • sincere sympathy to the family and loved ones of Rev Boughton. Keith was a very caring and inspiring minister. - Posted by: cathy keenan (friend) on: Nov 01, 2014

  • As the son of Keith Boughton, I thank all that have posted your best wishes, love, support and kind words on here and also for those that choose to post after I enter this message. Dad was a person that truly enjoyed being with people and showing great care and support in many ways. I believe, after his lengthy battle with his health, that he is now in a better place and keeping watch on the rest of us. I wish you all the best of health and many enjoyable years to come. - Posted by: Randy Boughton (Son) on: Oct 17, 2014

  • Dear Karen and family, I was so sorry to hear of Keith's passing. I always will remember our time together in Minnedosa, and his encouragement when things weren't great. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May your loving memories keep him close to your heart. Sincerely, Marie Robinson (Greer Buchanan) - Posted by: Marie Robinson (Buchanan) (freind) on: Sep 10, 2014

  • My deepest sympathies in the recent loss of your husband, father and grandfather. I only worked for Rev. Boughton for a very short time, but we got along well and I respected him. When we lose someone we love, we are left with many memories. Cherish those memories, they will bring you comfort and peace. My prayers and thoughts are with you all. Barbara Wiebe - Posted by: Barbara Wiebe () on: Aug 04, 2014

  • We are very sorry to hear of Rev. Boughton's passing. We had a very enjoyable visit with Karen and him last year at Tilston. - Posted by: Catherine Eisthen & Willie McKenzie (Cooper) (Friend) on: Aug 01, 2014

  • I am sorry to hear of the loss of Rev Boughton. I have fond memories of growing up in Birds Hill United Church when he was pastor. Thank you for all of the encouragement and development of my gifts (and to you too Karen!). I will always appreciate that. God Bless. - Posted by: Jesse Zillman (Birds Hill United Church congregant) on: Jul 30, 2014

  • A very well liked and respected Minister within and outside of the UC. our sincere condolences to the Family. Andy Hiebert, Niv. United Church - Posted by: Andy Hiebert (Member Niverville United Church) on: Jul 29, 2014

  • Sorry we could not be with you today. Our hugs and thoughts are with all of you as you celebrate Grandpa's passing. We are proud to have had the short amount of time to get to know him a little bit. We are grateful forever. All our love always. Marianne , Sarah and Ashley. Huge hug to Grandma - Posted by: Marianne, Sarah & Ashley Campa (Randy Boughton's girlfriend) on: Jul 29, 2014

  • Sorry to hear of Mr Boughton's passing. Sincere condolences to the family. - Posted by: Kathi Turner Pearson ((daugher of Hugh & Jean)) on: Jul 29, 2014

  • Sincere condolences to Mrs. Boughton and family on behalf of the Graham Family. My mother, Mary Jane Graham, in her senior years, became a member of Norwood United during Rev. Boughton's ministry. As a family, we appreciated the pastoral care that he provided for our mother. Flora Schalla (nee Graham) - Posted by: Flora Schalla (nee Graham) () on: Jul 28, 2014

  • I am now the only Boughton grandson remaining of M.E Boughton. I am sorry to here about his passing. - Posted by: Glenn Boughton (Cousin) on: Jul 28, 2014

  • Noelle, Thinking of you and your family at this sad time. - Posted by: Kathryn and Jim Patterson (relatives) on: Jul 28, 2014

  • Sorry to hear about Keith's passing. Barrie was fortunate to have a conversation with him in June,that was good. He had a full rewarding life but there will be a vacant spot at the dinner table, a gap in th circle of conversation but your memories will sustain you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you,Karen, Noelle, Randy and families. Love from Barrie & Helen from Boissevain. - Posted by: Helen Hole (Friend) on: Jul 28, 2014

  • Dear Karen, We are so sorry about the passing of Keith and all that you must go through. May you feel God's presence ever so close to you and may HE grant you a special measure of his peace. Soon we will all be joining Keith in eternity forever. - Posted by: Ursula and Richard (friend) on: Jul 28, 2014

  • We are so very sorry to hear of Keith's passing, Keith was always so very kind & had time to talk with everyone. We are extending our heartfelt sympathy to you Karen and all of Keith's family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this very sad time. - Posted by: Lloyd & Lynne Leader (cousin) on: Jul 28, 2014

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