Norman August Keyowski passed away at the Theodore Health Centre on August 31 2019 with his family by his side. He was 82 years of age. Norman was born on August 3 1937 on the family farm in the Jedburgh district, the son of Peter and Marie (Biletsky) Keyowski.Norman received his education at Jedburgh School and went on to study motor vehicle mechanics in Moose Jaw. He worked at Oschienny’s Garage in Jedburgh while farming with his father. In 1962 he married the love of his life Ethel Hoy from the Fitzmaurice district. A year later Ethel and Norman purchased Ethel’s parents farm and started their life together farming and raising two sons. They farmed until 2003 when they sold the cattle and Norman went into semi-retirement. They continued to live on the farm until 2009 when they moved to Springside. Due to failing health Norman was forced to move into the Theodore Health Centre in 2011 and continued to reside until his passing.Norman enjoyed many things during his life. He participated in sports including hockey with the Jedburgh Eagles, baseball, curling & golf. Hunting and fishing were his specialties and loved to do these with his friends and family. He was a regular at the old Jedburgh Curling Rink. Later in life he got his satellite dish and spent the cold winter months watching and analyzing any and all curling events he could find. When there was no curling on, he loved a good game of rummy or crib. He also played a mean accordion and loved his jam sessions with brother-in- law Leonard at the Pete Keyowski farm. And on his last days there, enjoyed a final dance with Ethel in his Broda chair.Norman served on the Fitzmaurice Snow Plow Club, the Jedburgh Curling Club, and the Westbrook-Gladwin Rural Telephone Company where he often would load up his kids and a chain saw in the truck and go searching for downed telephone lines after a storm. He also worked for T&H Trucking for several years and mowed roads with the RM of Garry.Norman was predeceased by his parents Peter and Marie, his mother and father-in-law George and Edna Hoy, and brother-in-law Roman Rushinko. Norman leaves to celebrate his memory his wife of 57 years Ethel, two sons, Terry and Ken, sister Emelie (Leonard) Forster, Brother Larry (Janice), Sister Deb (Jack), sister-in-law Alice (Hoy) Rushinko, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service was held for Norman on Friday,September 6, 2019 at 1:00 pm from the Christies Funeral Home in with Rev. Catherine Pace officiating.
Interment followed in Yorkton Memorial Gardens.
Should friends so desire, donations in memory of Norman may be made to Theodore Health Centre for the Activities Department or a charity of ones choice .
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