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R. KEITH PETTAPIECE (published on October 13, 2010)

R. KEITH PETTAPIECE 1926 - 2010 On Sunday, October 10, 2010 the world lost a wonderful person. Dad passed away peacefully with his family by his side at Riverview Health Centre at the age of 84 years. Remaining to forever cherish Keith's memory is Helen, his loving wife of 58 years; daughter Margaret Devries (Bruce); their children, Jennifer Miller (Scott) and grandson Ty; Laurie Taylor (Ryan); Julie Devries; Kyle Devries; daughter Anne Lefebvre (Michael); their children Andrew Lefebvre (Lindsay) and Jessica Lefebvre; as well as nieces, nephews and lifelong friends. Keith was born in Neepawa on April 23, 1926. He was the youngest of seven and was raised on the family farm. Teaching was Dad's passion. He taught in rural Manitoba and while teaching in Rivers he met and married Helen. Mom and Dad then moved to Winnipeg where Dad taught and retired as a principal. Keith was a dedicated, loyal, modest, humble gentleman. His greatest love was his family. On Friday, October 15, 2010 a Celebration of Keith's Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. in Silver Heights United Church, 199 Garrioch Avenue. Interment will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2010 in the Pettapiece Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Keith's memory can be made to the Riverview Health Centre Foundation, 1 Morley Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3L 2P4; the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 6 Donald Street, Suite 200, Winnipeg, MB, R3L 0K6 or a charity of your choice.


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