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Keith was a faithful employee of MTS for over 40 years. He was an independent, intelligent person who liked to take care of things on his own. He could have strong opinions on certain subjects and enjoyed talking politics with others. In his early years he played and excelled in soccer, hockey and football. He enjoyed bowling and cooking, always eager to try out a new recipe. He loved nature and being outdoors. His greatest love was going to the cottage at the lake which he did for many years. Here he could relax, hunt, fish, and skidoo in the winter.
Keith also spent many wonderful years going down to the States to help his friend Steve with various airshows. Keith had fond memories and many stories of all the holidays and adventures he had cruising on houseboats with his dear friends, Sue, Steve, Linda and others. He loved to buy t-shirts and hats from places that he visited.
Keith had a good, caring heart and was very generous. He was constantly making muffins to bring to people he came into contact with whether at the bank, at various appointments or stores. He had a soft spot in his heart for Jocelyn House and made many donations to this organization. He was a kid at heart, enjoying all the trappings of the holidays. He enjoyed his candy and had a definite sweet tooth.
His last few years were difficult ones health wise, but he kept on going and staying positive. We know he is now at rest without any suffering. He is probably enjoying a nice cool drink while fishing. Rest in peace dear bro!
Cremation has taken place and a private graveside service will be held. Those not in attendance of the graveside can partake through live stream on Monday, September 28 at 2:30 p.m.
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Chapel Lawn Funeral Home
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 25, 2020
Condolences & Memories (4 entries)
So sorry to hear of Keith's passing. My condolences go out to his family and friends. I worked with Keith for almost all of his time with MTS and played hockey with him also. He was a good friend. We talked all the time about his cottage and U.S. trips. He was a great person and will be missed. - Posted by: Brian Cordingley (Co-Worker and friend) on: Sep 26, 2020
Sad to read about Keith's passing and my condolences to his family and friends. Working at MTS I had the privilege of sharing stories with Keith. He was such a knowledgeable caring and kind man. I will remember Keith with fond memories. - Posted by: Lisa Rajotte (Co worker ) on: Sep 25, 2020
Shocked and so sorry to hear about Keith. We met as teenagers playing full contact industrial hockey together with Litz Bros. Wow, Keith was smart, fast, tough and knew how to score! We both joined MTS, Keith inside the central office and me as an outside service technician. Later in our careers we spoke daily, Keith steering me through many unusual problems without fail. He was a brain-iac! We continued playing hockey together on other teams winning championships along the way. Every one of Keith's teammates loved him. Besides being such a strong player, he was caring, generous and very funny! In 1983 we joined the Winnipeg Kings on their inaugural European trip to Finland and Russia. Five games undefeated was fun but having Keith as my roommate and to share once in a lifetime experiences was the icing on the cake! Along the way I learned about Keith's prowess at the bowling alley, and heard lots of stories about his summer trips to the States...Never knew that he knew his way around the kitchen! Early on, he hosted a weekend for the team at his cottage and his generosity just built those friendships stronger. Always friendly, always calm, always helpful, with a quick wit and a wry sense of humour, we will all miss Keith so much. Condolences to his family...Dave Coffell - Posted by: David Coffell ( friend and teammate) on: Sep 25, 2020
Sorry to hear of Keith's passing. My heart felt condolences to Family and friends. Keith was so kind to every one and a great story teller. He always had a full candy Jar in the office that he shared with everyone . He was great to work with and will be missed. Padraig - Posted by: Padraig O'Sullivan (work collegue) on: Sep 25, 2020
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