January 26, 1921 – near Cosine, SK
April 25, 2014 – Calgary, AB
George Keller passed away on Friday, April 25, 2014 at the age of 93 years.
George grew up on the family homestead with nine brothers and sisters. He married Marie Ruth September 1, 1941, farming in the Provost area as they began raising their family of eight children. In 1950, they moved to Castor, Alberta where George began his life-long career with the United Grain Growers Limited and its affiliate, United Feeds. This career moved George and Marie and the family to Camrose and finally to Calgary, where he retired in 1983.
George lived for and was devoted to his family, Church and music. His happiest moments were spent with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. His faith was an integral part of his life as he grew up as an altar server and then shared his musical talents singing in the Church choir which he continued to do for as long as he was able. George played the accordion with his brothers for country dances in his younger years. As he raised his family, many Sunday afternoons were spent with the family gathered around the piano or accordion engaging in a harmonic sing along
George is survived by seven children, Don Keller (Dianne); Marlene Vilcsak; Carole Zaharia (Orest); Thomas Keller; Patricia Wasylik (Larry); George Keller Jr. (Kim); Armella Gulley (Charles); daughter-in-law Barb Keller; eighteen grandchildren and twenty-eight great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Tony Keller, and many nieces and nephews. George was predeceased by his loving wife, Marie Keller, son, Ken Keller, son-in-law, George Vilcsak, and daughter-in-law, Grace Keller.
The family wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to Dr. Elaine Bland and her clinic associates for the exceptional and compassionate care they provided for George over the past several years.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church (835 Northmount Drive N.W.) on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service will follow in the Good Shepherd Cemetery at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If family and friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the charity of your choice.
In living memory of George Keller, 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences