The family of Keith Aldridge is saddened to announce his death on December 9th, 2021, at Kerrobert with his family at his side. He was 89 years old.
Keith Allan Aldridge was born in Churchbridge, SK on October 10, 1932 to Thelma and Walter Aldridge. The family moved to Plenty where Keith attended school. In 1953 he married Joy Arnold of Kelfield, where they raised their family of four on the family farm.
Keith loved farming and was very forward thinking in his practices including soil conservation. He was active with Save Our Soils in the '80's. He and Joy worked tirelessly planting thousands of trees and cultivating a beautiful farmyard with trees, perennials and shrubs of all kinds.
Keith was the drummer with the "Just Us Five" orchestra for many years and travelled all over Saskatchewan and into Alberta. Many young couples danced their first dance as a married couple to the sound of "Just Us Five". This resulted in his radio call name of "Drummer Boy". Later he played with various bands and entertained for seniors. Joy and Keith also enjoyed many years of dancing at local dance club dances.
Sports played a large part in his life, baseball, hockey, curling, golfing, downhill skiing and even water skiing. He was an avid fan of any game on TV especially the Roughriders.
Joy and Keith's travelling took them across Canada, the US and abroad. Cruises to Alaska and to South America were some of their favorites. Also, many happy memories were made at their cabin at Kimball Lake.
Keith was a talented woodworker, and each family member has received some of his beautiful work. He also donated pieces to many fundraisers.
Keith loved his large extended family. The more the merrier. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren were a delight to him.
Keith is survived by his wife Joy of 68 years, his daughter Mitzi (Jim Gilroy), children: Melanie (Lee Hopaluk) son Koti; Darcy (Amanda Barker) daughter Madisen: Carmen (David Feist) son Davin, daughters Taylor and Jorja; Brent (Traci) son Sawyer, daughters Sage, Eden, Arabella and Audyn; daughter Patti (Allen Turk), children: Ryan (Janelle) sons Isaac, Cooper and Oliver and daughter Ivy; Megan; son Nix; daughter Judy (Darrell Dyck), children: Desirée (Terrance Critchley) daughter Olivia; Matthew (Emily) daughters Lakelyn and Londyn: and son Trevor (Tracy), daughters Kathryn and Mackenzie (Justin Chaskavich); sisters-in-law Eleanor Aldridge and Marlene McCarthy, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Jean and Harold Bennett, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Ishbel and Calvin Arnold and numerous nieces and nephews.
Keith was predeceased by his sister and brother-in-law: Shirley and Gordon Thompson, his brothers: Bryan and sister -in-law Joan, Devere and sister-in-law Margie, Rae, nephew Dean and brother-in-law Wes McCarthy.
Interment will take place at the Kelfield cemetery at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 16th, 2021. A service of remembrance will be held at Plenty United Church at 2 p.m. A social will follow the service at Kelfield Community Hall.
Donations may be made in memory of Keith to, Pioneer Haven in Kerrobert (Residents Fund), or charity of your choice.
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Box 650, Kerrobert SK S0L 1R0