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Date of Passing: Feb 18, 2021

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KEELE: Sidney Raymond. Sid slipped away from us February 18th at Ste Rose General Hospital at age 84. His wife Reba and his son Lyall were able to be by his side and his thoughts were with his daughter Leslie, who passed away in 2019. Sid was a fun-loving, loyal, hard-working soul who kept his incredible sense of humour until the very end. He grew up in Elm Creek, Manitoba, and after graduating High School, spent one year at Normal School before beginning his career as a teacher at the one-room schoolhouse at Breadalbane, near Lenore, MB. He taught at Eden, Hamiota and McCreary, before retiring at age 55. Sid and Reba lived happily in McCreary for the last 52 years. His surviving family include his adoring wife Reba, son-in-law Florian, grandsons Raymond and Thomas, son Lyall (Kathy) and grandsons Reilly and Carter, sister Shirley, his brothers Ron (Margaret) and Herb (Karen), sisters-in-law Lorraine and Evelyn, brother-in-law Joe and a number of loving nieces and nephews, and a multitude of amazing friends. Those we lost before Sid were his daughter Leslie, his brothers Jack and Reg, sister Marlene and her husband Glen, sister-in-law Elaine and her husband Ken, and his sister-in-law Gail. While no official ceremony will be held, the family will be doing a Celebration of Life at some point in the future. Those wishing can make a donation in Sid's memory to Parkinson Canada or to Cancer Care Manitoba. White's Funeral Home Neepawa in care of arrangements.

As published in Brandon Sun on Feb 27, 2021

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • Condolences to the Keele family. Syd graduated from the Teachers' College in Winnipeg in 1956 and we were in the same classes. - Posted by: Norman Kalinski (friend from Teachers' College) on: Mar 06, 2021

  • I taught English at McCreary Collegiate (as it then was) from 1967 - 1970. Sid was the math guy; he was unfailingly cheerful, patient with his students, and always ready to share laughs in the staffroom. From what I read above, his was a life well lived, with its joys and sorrows. My condolences to Reba and his family. - Posted by: Barb Saylor (nee Hamel) (colleague) on: Mar 01, 2021

  • Sid taught me Math and Bookkeeping in Grade 11 at Hamiota Collegiate in Hamiota - Posted by: Janice L Campbell (former student) on: Feb 27, 2021

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