It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our husband, father, son and brother Keith who passed away on Sunday, May 26, 2019 at the age of 61 years old after a short but courageous battle with mesothelioma. He was born in Regina and lived here his whole life.
Keith was an intelligent, hard-working man starting work at an early age. He acquired a millwright’s ticket which gave him the ability to raise a family and retire at age 51 from Evraz (Ipsco). Keith enjoyed his retirement, spending time with family and friends, camping, fishing, puttering in the garage and building a hot rod which sadly, he did not finish. He was gifted with many talents and loved to make things out of stained glass, wood and metal. He built a fire truck bunk bed and a rocking motorcycle for his grandsons, and his love was evident in all of his artwork. The Prince of Peace Church has two stained glass windows behind the altar where his uncle once served at as Pastor. He loved to make beautiful things to give as gifts to his family and friends. He would help anyone in need. He and Leslie enjoyed many activities together, including motorcycle trips and their annual trips to Mexico. Gratefully, he was able to take a final Mexico trip this past February missing two of the coldest weeks on record in Regina (lol)!
He made friends wherever he went and everyone that knew Keith, loved him. This tragic loss leaves many people heartbroken and wondering why.
Keith leaves to cherish his memory: his loving wife of 23 years, Leslie; his children and grandchildren Adam (Catie); Benjamin (Janelle), Bryden, Noah, and Abby; Kathryn (Tim); his stepson Brian; his mother Adeline Schentag; siblings Kevin, Scott and Susan, and many in-laws and friends. He was predeceased by his father, Gordon; and his mother-in-law Helen Nichol.
A big thank you to the staff at the Pasqua Hospital for their compassionate, kind care during Keith’s last days.
As per Keith’s wishes, there will not be a funeral or memorial service. A get together to celebrate Keith will be held in August.
If people wish to make a donation in Keith’s name, Keith supported Cystic Fibrosis Canada, Suite 305 - 175 Hargrave Street, Winnipeg, MB R3C 3R8 and the MS Society of Canada, Saskatchewan Division, 150 Albert St, Regina, SK S4R 2N2. Online messages of condolences may be left at www.paragonfuneralservices.com