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Date of Passing: Dec 08, 2022

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1942 – 2022

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Keith Dryburgh, December 8, 2022.
Left to mourn his passing and cherish his memory are his wife Jeanette (57 years of marriage), son Scott (Wendy), son Patrick (Leslie) and his grandchildren, Leah, Hailey, Alec and Rory. Keith was predeceased by his parents, Alexander and Caroline, and his brother Bruce.
Keith grew up in the North End of Winnipeg. After graduating from St. Johns High School he attained a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Manitoba. Keith was a high school teacher for two years before accepting an instructor position in the Computer Programming Department at Red River College. He always enjoyed teaching, and he maintained contact with many of his graduating students. After 30 years Keith retired in 1996. Always an athlete Keith continued to participate in golf and hockey for many years. He enjoyed travelling with Jeanette and socializing with family and friends. Being a grandpa to his four grandchildren filled him with pride and joy.
Cremation has taken place and a private family gathering will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba or a charity that is meaningful to you.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 17, 2022

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • As a former student Keith was a suburb instructor. Always willing to spend time to make sure his lessons were understood, very personable and student friendly. As a former coworker I found Keith to be a great mentor. His teaching methods helped me tremendously in my teaching career. My deepest condolences to his family he was a special person. - Posted by: Doug Bake (co worker) on: Dec 21, 2022

  • As one of his mature students in the RRC CAP program I can attest to his knowledge, approachability, and kindness. He wrote me a reference letter that allowed me to get a job after graduation and that job turned into a rewarding career. Keith made a difference in the lives of many people: in my experience he was a true gentleman. My deepest sympathies are extended to his family. - Posted by: Jane McLeod (Former student) on: Dec 19, 2022

  • On behalf of my wife and I, I would like to offer sincere condolences to Jeanette and all the Dryburgh family. I met Keith when we were both students at St. Johns. I, along with 4 others were chaufffeured by Keith to the UofM as we worked towards various degrees. We both attended the Faculty of Education and started out teaching careers together, Keith in Transcona and I at Garden City Collegiate. I have many fond memories of being jammed into the ol' Pontiac for those trips, especially in the winter, from the North End to Fort Garry. We shared many memorable "social experiences" with a group of friends with whom we have managed to stay in contact over the years in spite of our spreading and changing geographical locations. He's a good friend who may be gone but certainly will not be forgotten. - Posted by: Jim Jacques (long time friend) on: Dec 19, 2022

  • We were saddened to hear this news. Our families lived next door to each other for many years. I would babysit Scott and Patrick while Mr. and Mrs. Dryburgh went out and enjoyed themselves, even for a simple coffee and slice of pie. Mr. Dryburgh was more on the quieter side, but he was always friendly, kind and welcoming. As time went by, we moved away from home, and my parents eventually moved to a senior’s apartment, but we took our fondness of the Dryburgh family with us. Mrs. Dryburgh, Scott and Patrick, we are thinking of you and extend our heartfelt sympathies during this difficult time. Laura, Franca and Nina Bisutti - Posted by: Laura Kryger (Old neighbours and friends ) on: Dec 18, 2022

  • Was privileged to have Mr. Dryburgh as an instructor at RRCC 1981-83. Gifted teacher. One of the best! RIP sir! Condolences to his family. - Posted by: doug krause (student) on: Dec 17, 2022

  • Dear Jeanette & family, Please accept my condolences on the passing of your husband and father. Keith was a kind and committed teacher and Louis really enjoyed working with him. Louis passed away Oct. 2, 2022 so I have a pretty good idea what you are going through. My prayers are with you. Judy Rodkin - Posted by: Judith Rodkin (friend) on: Dec 17, 2022

  • Was privileged to have Mr. Dryburgh as an instructor at RRCC 1981-83. Gifted teacher. One of the best! RIP sir! Condolences to his family. - Posted by: doug krause (student) on: Dec 17, 2022

  • My condolences to the Dryburgh family on the passing of Keith. Keith lived on Church and I lived on Machray, next street over. When I was practicing my soccer skills, shooting the ball against the brick walls of Ralph Brown School, I met and talked with Keith many times. Keith was a very skillful and powerful skater and good hockey player. During the winter, the kids around Ralph Brown rinks (one for hockey and one for public skating) would gather for pick up hockey each Saturday and Sunday afternoon. The kids would toss their hockey sticks into a bundle on the ice. These would be separated into two equal piles and the teams would be set. We would play for hours on end. My memory might be not what it was years ago, but 65 years ago, these players played with Keith on the weekends. Andy Krentz, Larry Keryluk, Larry Schoettle, Ricki Norris, Eddy Bilyk, Lyle Chopp, Dan Dabrinski, Gordie Kardinski, Bryan Guyda, Ron Genryk, Lorne Schick and myself at times. As these guys were so much faster than me, I usually played goal. Lyle Chopp lived near me and was also an computer instructor at RRCC, so he must have been friends with Keith, before he moved to Vancouver. I have fond memories of the times we shared and Keith skating down the rink ahead of me. God Bless, Rest in Peace. - Posted by: colin dederick (school friend) on: Dec 17, 2022

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