With great sadness, we announce the passing of Gerald Keith Guenette on August 23, 2011 in Vernon, British Columbia. Keith was born on January 26, 1929 in Onoway, Alberta. He is survived by his spouse, Irmgard Siegmueller, son Keith Guenette (Denise), daughters Kathy McLaughlin (Mark) and Teresa Borelli, two step-sons, Peter Siegmueller (Trina) and Mark Siegmueller (Candy). Keith also leaves his two brothers, Don (Adeline) and Louie (Doris) as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Gerald and Edna Guenette, brother Wayne and sister Ruth.

Keith was raised on the prairie farm near Onoway and later worked in the trucking and construction industry in Alberta. He moved to Vernon in 1981 where he worked at the Howard House until retirement.

Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 31 at the Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, 4303 Pleasant Valley Road.

In lieu of flowers, those friends wishing to make memorial contributions in Keith’s memory may do so the Kidney Foundation of Canada, BC Branch, 200 – 4940 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC V5G 9Z9.

Arrangements are in the care of Vernon Funeral Home 250-542-0155. Condolences may be offered at

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