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Born: Oct 03, 1961

Date of Passing: Jan 26, 2022

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October 3, 1961 - January 26, 2022

Suddenly, while on the job at Muskrat Dam in N.W. Ontario, Keith passed away at the age of 60.
He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Lois (nee Benedictson). He is also survived by his daughters, of whom he was immensely proud: Melissa (Barry) Hopman, Christy (Adam) Putz, Rachelle (Jim) Manness and Megan Hnatiuk; grandchildren, his pride and joy: Sebastian, Caleb and Charolette Hnatiuk; his sisters, Lois Matis (Rod Boles), Lorine (David) Waters and Beryl (Rudy) Singbiel; Lois's family and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Clifford and Rosella Cook; his brother-in-law Steve Matis; and niece Shelley Matis.
Keith grew up in the Komarno area where he farmed with his parents, married and raised his family. His spontaneous adventures with his family made many wonderful memories. He learned to operate Cat dozers as a teenager. About 10 years ago, he and Lois decided to start their own construction company, K & L Contracting Ltd., completing many projects across Manitoba.
He was looking forward to retirement this fall and spending their winters in Texas. He wasn't one to shy away from sharing his opinion, but he had a heart of gold, helped family and friends whenever he could, especially if it involved something with more than 100 horsepower! He took co-workers and employees under his wing, mentoring them in both work and life skills. He always had everyone laughing and was the life of every party, especially with his competitive spirit.
A special thanks to Clayton who went above and beyond when we couldn't be there.
A private memorial will be held at a later date.

John 11:25 "… I am the resurrection
and the life: he that believeth in me,
though he were dead, yet shall he live."
Ken Loehmer Funeral Services

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 05, 2022

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Our deepest sympathies to Lois and the family for their loss. Keith was always friendly and very kind soul. He will be missed. - Posted by: Rick and Ann Kishka (Friends ) on: Feb 09, 2022

  • As much as Keith steered me, I still made a lot of bad turns in life.. I moved away, but often reflected on how well his driving abilities actually were... God Bless to you and yours Lois... Chuck Dubchak - Posted by: Charles Dubchak (Friend/Brother in Christ) on: Feb 09, 2022

  • We would like to extend our sincerest condolences to Lois and family. Keith was a good man and friend. I will miss our chats and impromptu visits. He knew machines and how to operate them...that's for sure. Stand up guy and devoted family man. Went out doing what he loved, just saddened it happened so soon. Watch over us Keith, and may you rest in paradise. 💔 - Posted by: Paul & Lorraine Lacroix (Friend ) on: Feb 05, 2022

  • Sincere Condolences to you Lois and family. - Posted by: Bernice Zanewich (Friend of Lois and family ) on: Feb 05, 2022

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