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Born: Sep 23, 1943

Date of Passing: May 10, 2023

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September 23, 1943 - May 10, 2023

Esther Olga Keeley (née Bendoreiter), 79, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, passed away at Holy Family Nursing Home on May 10, 2023.

She was born September 23, 1943, to Robert and Frieda Bendoreiter in River Hills, Manitoba where she grew up and inherited her mother's love of gardening and keen ability to cook mouthwatering comfort food.

On June 1, 1963, she married Brian Victor John Keeley. They lived in Winnipeg and raised three children. Esther will be remembered for the cats she loved, the meals she hosted, her green thumb, how she liked to stay fit, and her love for Elvis.

She was predeceased by her husband Brian. She leaves behind three children, Barry (Carole), Coreena (Vern), and Roxanne, along with three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind her beloved brother Bob (Debbie) Bendoreiter and sisters Elsie Harkness and Evelyn Balness.

A Graveside service with gathering will be held on Friday, May 19, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at Glen Eden Funeral Home & Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Alzheimer Manitoba or an animal rescue of your choice.

Family and friends may sign a

Book of Condolence at

Glen Eden Funeral Home


As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 16, 2023

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • Dear Roxanne and Barry I am so very sorry to read of your Mothers passing. I am sending love and healing hugs to you both. Although I never met your Mom I remember Elisa always speaking so fondly of her. May the love you all shared live on in your hearts and help you through this difficult time. ❤️ - Posted by: Thora Meade (Friend) on: May 19, 2023

  • R.I.P mom. I remember the first day I met you. I will miss seeing you and talking to you. May you R.I.P - Posted by: Garry Horbul (Friend ) on: May 18, 2023

  • Condolences to Barry, Coreena, Roxanne and to all other family members and friends. I remember as a kid and young adult being amazed with Esther's talent to make beautiful cakes and her Cherry Cheesecake was incredible. Back in 1977 when I turned 16 there was one thing I really wanted for my birthday and it was a rather strange request given my age, but I wanted a Grover and Esther bought me one. I still have him all these years later. I also remember Brian and Ester and their 3 kids cycling as a family. When the kids were younger, they would get dropped off at Grandma Keeley's house so that Brian and Esther could get their grocery shopping done. Esther is now back with the love of her life and she and Brian will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary together in Heaven. Rest In Peace. - Posted by: Debbie Schmidt (Keeley) (Sister-In-Law) on: May 16, 2023

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