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Keays, Leonard

Posted on March 2, 2017 by Maple Creek

KEAYS – Leonard Keays ~ July 30, 1925 ~ Feb. 25, 2017
Leonard Leighton Keays of Medicine Hat, beloved husband of the late Winnifred Keays, passed away at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Sat., Feb. 25, 2017 at the age of 91 years.
Leonard leaves to cherish his memory two sons, David (Marlene) of Maple Creek, and Donald (Tracy) of Medicine Hat; seven grandchildren, Crystal (Jamie), Danielle (Tyson), Harlen, Trent (Chantal), Chelsea (Colin), Whitney (Rob) and Leighton; eight great grandchildren, William, Matthew, Tyce, Kailee, Owen, Alexa, Olivia and Emma; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Leonard was predeceased by his wife, Winnifred in 2005; his parents, Arthur and Elsie Keays; and two sisters, Erla (Ed) Sanderson and Eileen (Harold) Urvold; and brother-in-law, Earl (Mary) Ewing; and sister-in-law, Marge (Joe) Mazzei.
Leonard was born in Maple Creek in July of 1925 and was raised on the family ranch where he remained till the early 1980s.  Len and Win spent their winters in Punta Gorda, Florida and summers in Cypress Hills Park until they retired to Medicine Hat in 1996.
Dad had many hobbies including woodworking, pottery and Barbershop singing.  He was active in many community activities and organizations and enjoyed helping others; he will be missed by friends and family.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Meadowlands where Len was a resident since 2012.  We would also like to extend thanks to the doctors and staff of 5 West, 4 West and the Palliative Care Unit for the good care they gave Dad over the past three weeks.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel, 1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, on Thursday from 10 a.m.  to 1:55 p.m. (MST).  The Funeral Service will be held at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel, on Thurs., March 2, 2017 at 2 p.m. (MST) with Gary W. Goran officiating.  Interment will follow at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery.
Memorial gifts in Leonard’s memory may be made to A.J.’s Loan Cupboard, P.O. Box 45006, MacKenzie Drug Post Office, Medicine Hat, Alta., T1A 0B1 or to the Jasper Centre, Box 1504, Maple Creek, Sask., S0N 1N0.  Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Leonard Keays.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel and Crematorium, “The Chapel in the Park”, Medicine Hat, Alta.  Should you wish any
additional information, please call 1-800-317-2647.

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