Advanced Search:

Regular Search
❮ Go Back to Listings


Date of Passing: Feb 10, 2019

Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory

Adjust Text Size: A+ A-

KEITH DAVENALL TURNER Sadly and with a quiet dignity on February 10, 2019, at 58 years old, Keith ended a long and hard fought battle with cancer. His exemplary strength and general positivity throughout helps to provide his relatives and friends with some small modicum of the same to bear the grief of his loss. Left to mourn are his beloved mother Mary D. Turner; inconsolable younger brother John (Sandy); aunts, Brenda St. Clair and Joyce D. Turner. He was long since predeceased by his wonderful father John R. D. Turner. Keith's family of cousins and their subsequent offspring also grieving his passing were of great importance to him as well as the ancestors who came before him. Keith was a true friend to many as was brilliantly displayed by a gathering of many last Friday, February 15. As per his wishes a simple celebration of his life was revelled on his behalf. On behalf of Keith and his family some very special acknowledgements are offered. To the doctors, nurses and all medical staff who aided in his treatments, and especially those at Riverview who comforted his final days. To those friends who drove him to appointments and visited him to entertain. To his cousin John St. Clair for service above and beyond for him. Lastly to all his friends and family who loved him for the unique individual Keith was we thank you for sharing in his time here and know that his respect and care for all was absolute and unending In lieu of flowers, a donation to any charity fighting the war against cancer would be greatly appreciated.
Publish Date: Feb 23, 2019

KEITH DAVENALL TURNER It is with deep sadness that Keith's family announces his passing on February 10, 2019, at the Riverview Health Centre, at the age of 58. Complete obituary to follow.
Publish Date: Feb 12, 2019

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 12, 2019, Feb 23, 2019

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • I cannot think of a better or more fitting tribute than the Wake held Feb. 15 in honor of our friend. Keith was a one off, a truly unique person and in all the very best ways a genuine gentleman. We shall not look upon his like again. - Posted by: Gordon MacFarlane (Friend) on: Feb 25, 2019

  • To say that we will miss Keith doesn't begin to capture our sense of loss for a friendship decades in the making. He was a kind, thoughtful, generous man with a sparkling intellect and a decidedly pointy sense of humour when he so chose. Farewell old friend. We love you and hold your memory close. Our deepest condolences to your family. - Posted by: The Warbanski's - Joe, Barb and Taisha (Friend) on: Feb 25, 2019

  • Thanks to Keith I developed a life long love of comic books. I have many fond memories of sharing a smoke with Keith after school then going up to his room and reading comic books together. Keith showed me that there was more to comics than DC and Marvel, he introduced me to many great independent artistic comics. Because of Keith I have held a Cerebus #1 and Mr. A. #1 in my hands. Thank you Keith for giving me this gift, I look forward to the next time we are together. God bless you and keep you always. - David - Posted by: David Lawless, Jr. (Friend) on: Feb 23, 2019

  • I knew Keith since we were about 14 years old -- the connection was long and pretty deep because of that. Anyone who knew Keith knew that he had an amazing mind -- capacious memory, wide-ranging curiosity about anything and everything, and an intelligence you rarely encounter in life. But Keith had a huge store of empathy, too. Last fall I took him to Safeway for a I think what might have been his last grocery shopping outing. He just needed a few things. At the checkout counter I waited nearer the door and watched the transaction. Keith added a five-dollar food basket donation for Winnipeg Harvest to his grocery bill as simply as if he was ordering a cup of coffee. It was exactly as if he did that quite often. And I have no doubt he did. An extraordinary man, Keith Turner. We won't see his like again and I'm so glad to have been his friend. - Posted by: Damon Rondeau (Friend) on: Feb 23, 2019

❮ Go Back to Listings