Keith Orville Loranger

April 23, 1942 ~ February 15, 2022 (age 79)


Keith Orville Loranger

April 23, 1942- February 15, 2022 

Keith was born in Cut Knife, SK to Emile and Barbara Loranger. He was the final addition to the family, being the baby brother to Alma, May and Yvonne.  The family lived in various locations during childhood until settling permanently on the farm near Atton’s Lake.  He attended school in Cut Knife and Riding Hill. As a youngster, he left school to work with his dad cutting firewood in the bush to sell, then operated a dozer for his brother law, was employed building the North Battleford bridge and rode the PFRA pasture with Norman Sayers. Keith married Doreen Thompson of Denholm on February 11, 1967.  This loving union that blessed them with Gary and Judy would prove to be a lasting one of 55 years and 4 days. Truly until death do us part.   As both a husband and father he was unconditionally loving, loyal and put his family before all else. Keith farmed with his father, raised various livestock including pigs, chicken, geese, ducks but he had a special love for his cattle. For 33 years he was also employed at Atton’s Lake Regional Park.  He took pride in his work at the park and worked from sun up until well past sundown.  He made many friends there over the years and grew very fond of the many employees that worked with him.  He worked hard but always made time for family, especially when his pride and joy, the grandkids, Sarah, Brodie and Dalton came along. He truly was the best Papa.  He was a wonderful Father in law to Marty and Twila and often remarked how lucky he was to have his children marry such great partners. He adored kids and was blessed to be uncle to many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews that he loved teasing and spending time with.  After Keith retired from the park in his late 60’s he kept his cattle for several more years. He then took the opportunity to enjoy fishing at the river and on “his” lake in front of his house.  Most winter mornings he and mom could be found in their office - the ice shack down the hill.  He was an avid hunter and had many stories to share about those hunting trips with Gary and the boys. He truly enjoyed his life to the fullest and passed peacefully at the Unity Hospital on February 15, 2022. 

Donations in memory of Keith can be made to the Cut Knife Wildlife Federation in recognition for youth involvement. 

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 18 at the Elk’s Clubhouse at Atton’s Lake, SK. 

Private family graveside service June 19, 2022. 

Cards can be directed to

Box 566

Cut Knife, SK S0M 0N0

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