We regret to announce the passing of Gordon Francis Keilback on October 19, 2014 in Vernon, British Columbia. Gordon was born on August 15, 1930 in Beausejour, Manitoba.

He was the second child of five children born to the late Frank Keilback and Katherine Steinhauer and was the beloved husband of Maria (Thysa) for over 50 years. Gordon will forever be remembered by his beloved children Frank and Kent, treasured grandchildren Kaydin and Maria, great grandchildren, Leara and Grimm, his devoted brothers Clifford and Fred, loving sisters Irene Dixon and Evelyn Robinson (predeceased), caring in-laws and along with countless nieces, nephews, cousins and friends whom were blessed to have known him.

Gordon loved his faith, tending his garden, caring for his animals, playing bridge and canasta, bowling, laughing, being with his family and having fun with friends.

We gather to celebrate Gordon’s life with a funeral mass on Friday, October 31, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church (2607 27th Street, Vernon, B.C., V1T 4W1) with Father Dale Normandeau officiating. Internment to immediately follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery (4311 Pleasant Valley Road, Vernon B.C., V1T 4M4). The family asks that you join them after the Internment for refreshments at St. James Catholic Church Hall.

The family would like to especially thank the nursing staff at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital, Doctors H. Raupach, W. Schuck, H. Yacyshyn, M. Delorme for their excellent care of Gordon over the course of his illness.

In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a donation in Gordon’s name to the North Okanagan Hospice Society (3506 27th Avenue, Vernon B.C., V1T 1S4) or the Alzheimer Society of B.C.(#300 – 828 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 1E2).

You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s on-line obituary @ www.MyAlternatives.ca.

Arrangements entrusted to


Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250-546-7237

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