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KEINICK, Stephen (Steve) John

September 19, 1951 – January 7, 2013

Steve Keinick of Calgary passed away on Monday, January 7, 2013 at the age of 61 years.

Steve was born and raised in Calgary. He worked for Tronnes Surveys for forty years until his retirement. Steve enjoyed hunting, camping and woodworking. He will be remembered for his sense of humour and generosity.

Steve is survived by two daughters, Denise (Ryan) Torris and Kimberley (Rick) Noll and their mother Sharon Keinick; three grandchildren, Paityn, Milan and Greyden. He is also survived by a sister Marie (Neil) McMahon; a brother Paul (Georgina) Keinick; nieces and nephews, Patrick and Daniel McMahon, Dakota, Gavin and Nate Keinick. Steve was predeceased by his parents Tony and Dorothy Keinick.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Friday, January 18, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Steve Keinick, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. I knew Steve for quite a few years. I played golf with him as he was terrible and I was sure to beat him. He had spent time at my home for Christmas on more than one occasion and he always had his sister and kids on his mind. Yes this was a generous man, I saw do alot of things over the years for your people, especially Heidi.
    I’ll miss him…
    I’ll do my best to attend the service, but chances are that I won’t be able to make it.


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  2. Bitsy and Leon :

    We are so very sad to hear that Steve has passed away. We remember the fun that we all had on the annual meat run here to Saskatchewan. Lots of stories were shared and we do miss those times. I have such fond memories of visiting over at Uncle Tony’s and Auntie Dot’s, Steve was always so good to us littler cousins! Sending you our love, we are unable to attend the funeral, but will be with you in prayer.
    Love Bitsy and Leon

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  3. Kathy Overland :

    I will always remember Steve as a generous man with a good sence of humor who so enjoyed the outdoors and working with his hands. I will always be thankful for all the time and help he spent with me trying to drill Math into my head. You will be remembered thru your beautiful daughters and all your acts of kindness..say Hi to Curly for me……..Kathy

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  4. Carol Urbanowski :

    My condolences to Steve’s family. I knew Steve from curling in Chestermere. Over the years he was so instumental in encouraging events for the children of our members. Very impressive – he loved to see the children have fun!! May he rest in peace. Let beautiful memories help you through this very difficult time.

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  5. Annie Musgrove :

    So shocked & sad for all family when we got word that cousin Steve is gone. We will remember him as a fellow with a great sense of humor and deep feelings of attachment to family. May he find peace at last. As God comforts you in your sorrow may happy memories of Steve stay close in your heart.
    Love & prayers, All the Musgrove; Yokoyama and Compton families

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  6. Greta Andy Barath and family :

    Our sincere condolences on the passing of cousin Steve. I remember him fondly on the many visits to the farm. He had a great sense of humor and loved to play football and in later years he would come out for the deer hunt in the fall. He always managed to get his Aunt Kay to make him fresh bread. May he rest in peace and may God bring comfort to all of you.

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  7. Sharon, Marie, and Paul and family members/friends; I’m deeply saddened about your loss earlier this year.
    The years have gone by so quickly. I recall many visits to the Keinick household on 19th & Edmonton Trail when Steve and I were attending St. Paul’s Elementary and St. Joseph’s Jr. High school and enjoying the warm hospitality of Dot/Tony, Marie – and Grandma Gray. I recall smell the wood shavings from Tony’s woodwork in the basement where Steve, my cousin John, and I used to play games or build model cars. And who can forget Dot’s roast beef Sunday dinners and lively conversations? I was fortunate enough to be invited by Steve to stay for supper on numerous occasions. I recall Dot chiding Steve at the supper table for teasing Grandma Gray about something silly which only 11 year old boys can appreciate; and Dot saying, “Now Stephen,” while smiling warmly at him. Does anyone remember Lucky, Tony’s hunting Lab- I know there were several Lucky’s? Steve and I would go out and feed him some dinner scraps,; other times it was venison bits while Tony dressed a deer carcass in the garage. Every fall we would go to the farm near Iddesleigh/Jenner to visit Steve’s Grandma Keinick and his Uncle Louis. Along the way we would hunt ducks/rabbits and do a short visit for lunch at his Uncle Lawson’s place. Steve and I tried to help with harvesting but we usually got in the way so we would look around the old prairie school house located beside the farmhouse. Uncle Louis decided he wanted the old school on his farm so he bought it from the county – desks/blackboard included. There was a loaded pump 22 Louis kept at a corner by the classroom window; just in case a coyotes were bothering Grandma’s chickens! Other times during the harvest Tony would take us to the nearby Red Deer River to set nightlines (did I say that!) for goldeye fish. Other times we would visit Steve’s cousin, Wilfred, and other relatives. Waking up to Grandma Keinick and Dot preparing a hearty country breakfast with the smell of bacon still makes me smile. Tony allowed Steve to drive the winged Plymouth on country roads while keeping a watchful eye on things with his ever present pipe in hand. St. Francis High school saw us go in different directions but I remember fondly attending several football games and basketball games with Steve. Once when Tom Forzani was setting up to take a penalty shot basketball game; Steve shouted to Tom, ” Hey Farmboy” and it drew Tom’s glance before getting back to completing his basket shot. Everyone had a good laugh at that and Steve joyfully reveled in the attention. Steve really loved attending the post-game parties and every present sought his company. Once, Steve organized our own trips to the farm to see how harvesting was progressing. He borrowed Tony’s blue ’67 Chev pickup for the trip. Taking a break one evening while at the farm, Steve, Ed Rooney, and I drove to Empress to have a hearty prairie café meal while playing tunes on the jukebox. I still recall Steve driving us back to the farm, in the dark and on the gravel road, while Ed and I were lost in our own thoughts listening to the radio.
    I have to mention Steve and Sharon’s marriage as shortly thereafter I lost contact with them. Not too long after I received a invitation from Tony to attend Steve’s stag party for his upcoming marriage to Sharon.
    It was a real honor to know Steve and call him a cherished friend; and I’ll always have fond memories of him and the Keinick family.
    Alex Harich

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