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KECK, Katherine Magdeline (Roth)

March 11, 1934 – Odessa, Saskatchewan
December 9, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Kathy Keck, beloved wife of Andrew Keck and mother of Karen Keck, passed away on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at the age of 84.

Kathy had a fulfilling career as a Registered Nurse. She was a graduate from the class of 1955 at the Grey Nun’s Hospital School of Nursing in Regina, Saskatchewan. Later, she received a Diploma in Teaching in Schools of Nursing from the University of Saskatchewan in 1965 and completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Saskatchewan in 1970.

Kathy excelled in her profession and had many gratifying experiences throughout her career. She nursed at the Indian Head Union Hospital, the Regina General Hospital, the Winnipeg Children’s Hospital and St. Vincent’s Hospital in Vancouver. Her experience and education led her to teach nursing at the Regina General Hospital School of Nursing. Later she became a nursing consultant for the Saskatchewan Hospital Association. Finally, she returned to bedside nursing for a short time at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan. Although she enjoyed all of the positions she held during the twenty years she nursed, it was bedside nursing that she loved the most.

In 1974, she married the love of her life, Andrew Keck, and moved to a farm near Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan. A few years after they were married, their daughter Karen Keck was born and they built a life together as a family. The joy they shared was often found in the small moments spent together – playing baseball in the front yard (which always included Kathy hitting a home run), tending the garden, riding bikes in the summer, tobogganing down “the hills” in the winter, playing bridge with family and friends, taking part in sing-songs at family gatherings, going on family vacations and attending mass on Sundays.

Kathy is survived by her loving husband, Andrew Keck, her daughter, Karen Keck, and her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, William and Hilda Keck, Anthony and Eileen Keck and Stuart and Theresa MacMillan.

Kathy was predeceased by her parents, Christina and Anton Roth; brother, Valentine Roth; sister, Rosa Roth; grandmother, Franziska Sahli and brother-in-law and sisters-in-law Peter and Gilberte Keck and Mary Keck.

There are no words to describe how deeply she will always be loved.

Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at Our Lady of Assumption Co- Cathedral (8 4th Ave W, Gravelbourg, SK) on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.

A private Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at St. Michael Catholic Community (800 – 85th Street S.W., Calgary, AB) on Saturday, December 29, 2018. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Kathy Keck, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. My sincere condolences to the Keck family

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  2. Sincere condolences from all of your extended family in Regina. We all fondly remember Kathy for her outgoing friendliness and unfailing cheer.

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  3. Christine kleckner

    Our Deepest Condolences to Karen, and her Dad and all of Kathy’s Family and Friends.

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  4. My deepest sympathy to Karen, Andrew and family. What a life of commitment and accomplishment in Kathy’s profession. Dale Schwartz, eldest son of Peter Schwartz and grandson of Adam Sr. and Marie Schwartz.

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  5. To Andrew and Karen
    We wish to offer our sympathy and prayers.
    Kay, Alice, Fran, and Gerald Keck

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  6. Our deepest condolences to Andrew, Karen and family.
    I remember Kathy as the proud and supportive mother when she watched Karen blossom and mature at the High School in Gravelbourg. I was a teacher there at the time and I remember well how protective she was of Karen, who by then was as independent a young woman as there could ever be.
    Yes, she was a lot of things, but mostly she was a great mom.
    Our thoughts are with you Karen and Andrew.
    Rosemarie & Keith Brown

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