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Obituary - Mary Keith

Mary Keith

1921 - 2018

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel - Keith(2018)

Mary “Molly” Dick Keith, beloved wife of the late Willard ‘Bill’ Keith, passed away peacefully at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at the age of 97 years. Leaving to cherish her memory are her children, daughter, Bonnie (Adolf) Leis; sons, Douglas (Mavis), Robert (Jeannie), Blair (Dee Ann); 10 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Robert and Margaret Blair; brother, Robert and sisters, Margaret and Jean; daughter, Heather; and grandson, James Olson. Molly was born on February 15, 1921, in Winnipeg, MB., and spent most of her life in Medicine Hat. She was keenly interested in the world of sports and was actively involved in curling, golf and bowling. A highlight in sports was when Molly was a member of the Provincial Senior Ladies Championship curling team which represented Alberta for the Canadian Championship in Halifax in March, 1974. When her husband retired in 1979, she spent many winters with him in Victoria, B.C., where she made many friends at the curling rink and during various social occasions and playing bridge. As part of her activity in the community, Molly was a member of the Westminster United Church choir as well as the Veiner Centre choir. She will be greatly missed by all members of her family with whom she enjoyed many anniversary celebrations. The Funeral service celebrating Molly’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 - 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, on Monday, April 16, 2018, at 2:00 p.m., with Reverend Helen Reid officiating. Interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 - 325 Manning Road N.E., Calgary, AB. T2E 2P5, or to a charity of one’s own choice.



 

  1. Richard Worden:
    Apr 13, 2018 at 11:02 PM

    Dear Family;
    I want to express to you my sympathy on the passing of your dear mother Mary "Molly" Keith. I can still see her in the WUC Choir. She did enjoy singing and was such a faithful member. She along with your father have a special place in our hearts and memories.
    Sincerely,
    Richard Worden.

  2. maureen boswell latondresse:
    Apr 14, 2018 at 09:21 AM

    On behalf of the Boswell family, please extend our deepest condolences to all the family. My parents, Gladys and Harvey Boswell, often spoke of your mother and dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. Sandy Mahon:
    Apr 14, 2018 at 12:20 PM

    Bonnie and Adolf,
    Thinking of you at this time!
    Your Mom is at peace!
    Sandy

  4. Burnsie:
    Apr 14, 2018 at 01:45 PM

    Bonnie and family, I am thinking of you all at this sad time. It was wonderful spending time with you and your Mom over the past year. She will be missed.

  5. Judy Shand:
    Apr 16, 2018 at 12:49 PM

    Remembering with gratitude the blessing that was Molly; smiling from the choir loft, kind, fun, encouraging and accepting. She and Bill were good friends of the Shands. There was always affection in any reference to the Keith's at our house. May her memory be cherished as the life of this fine woman is celebrated.

  6. John and Sylvia Roe:
    Apr 16, 2018 at 01:46 PM

    Dear Bonnie, Adolf and family. Sorry to hear of the passing of your dear Mother. May she RIP and that you can enjoy happy memories of a special lady. xx

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