In Loving Memory of
Keith A. Tripp
Beloved husband of the late Shirley Tripp,
lovingly remembered by his children Kim, Holly, Marlon, Derek, Shaun, and Colleen as well
as their families.
May 20, 2020
Bayside Personal Care Home
In accordance with the family’s wishes cremation has taken
place and a memorial service
will be announced and held
at a later date.
Donations in memory of Keith may be made
to CancerCare Manitoba; 675 McDermot Ave Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0V9.
A lot can happen in a year, a lot did happen in Keith’s 91 years.
Keith Albert Tripp was born on January 20th, 1929. He was one of 10 children born to Samuel and Audrey Tripp. He was a father to Kim (Lori) Holly (Bruce) Marlon (Flora) Derek (Gwen) Shaun (Hayley) Colleen (Doug) a grandfather and a great grandfather as well a carpenter that took great pride in his work. Through hard work and perseverance, along with Shirley’s gardening they filled their freezer and pantry with food for their six children. Nothing was more important to Keith than family, whether you were born in, married in or adopted in. You were unquestionably now part of his family.
Keith, as a young man, left home to make his way in the world, he became so homesick he moved back home to Killarney. He met his soulmate Shirley, married her on October 27th, 1951 and started to lay down his own roots. A trade, a business but more importantly his own family. Keith pulled up stakes and moved his four children to their own place 3 1/2 miles North of town to garden, raise goats, a few cows and two more kids.
Life was full of laughter, great food and desserts ... lots of desserts. Christmas, Vacations, birthday celebration, wiener roasts, chores, picking potatoes, old time dances, cards, teasing, canning and freezing.
Grandchildren were very important to Keith and they all talk about his warm hands. The grandchildren sleepovers, sneaking chocolates from Grandpa’s stash, the cook stove and the family celebrations became even more precious. None of this huge family circle would have existed if this gentle, kind soul had not returned home. Keith was filled with kindness that he extended to everyone that crossed his path and lots of love for his family.
We lost our rock and we are sad we won’t hear his voice or hold his warm hands again.
Dad we will honour your goodness and kindness by spreading some of our own. In our family history books you will always be remembered.
Grief never ends but it changes. It’s a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith. It is the price of love ~~ Unknown author.
The Tripp family would like to thank the Bayside staff and Doctors. Thank you to Paul and staff at Wheatland Chapel. Thank to friends and family for all their kindness.
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