Keith McIntyre

Obituary of Keith McIntyre


Keith McIntyre passed away peacefully at the Grey Nuns Hospital, Edmonton, AB on June 1, 2024, at the age of 93 years.

Keith will be sadly missed by:  his sister, Mary Ellen; sister-in-law, Doreen; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Keith was predeceased by:  his parents, Bill & Georgia; brother, Bob; sister, Audrey; and two brothers-in-law, Walter and Don.


At Keith’s request, a private graveside service will be held at a later date.


Keith was born in Vermilion, AB on February 3rd, 1931.  He was raised and lived on the farm all his life northeast of Vermilion in the Campbell Lake District.  Keith attended Campbell Lake School and later in 1952 the Vermilion School of Agriculture.  He initially farmed with his dad and later in the 1970s, with his brother Bob. Keith worked off the farm every winter for 21 years.  He worked for Alberta Power constructing power lines in the north including Grand Prairie, Grande Cache, Swan Hills, and Fox Creek.  He constructed power lines from Grand Prairie to Grande Cache before there was a road.

Keith just didn’t work.  He enjoyed playing ball in the district, playing hockey during his college years and curling.  Keith also enjoyed traveling.   Places he visited included Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, east and west coasts of Canada plus several farm tours to the States.  When his parents were alive, Keith enjoyed driving them to Idaho every year to visit relatives. 

Keith was a hard-working farmer, taking pride in maintaining his farmstead.  He carefully pruned his saskatoon, raspberry and apple trees, plus planted and established his tree shelterbelt.  Keith was also very supportive of the young farmers in the area.

Keith was diagnosed in 2012 with COPD but kept busy actively farming.  In the last few years, he resided at the Vermilion Valley Lodge.

We give heartfelt thanks to the staff at the Vermilion Valley Lodge, the Vermilion Health Centre and the team at the Grey Nuns Hospital.

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