Ross Funeral Service

123 4th Avenue East, Assiniboia, SK


Maxine Keel

May 24, 1927June 6, 2020

Maxine Keel (Mick), age 93, passed away June 6, 2020 at Grasslands Health Center, Rockglen, SK. Maxine Victoria Keel (Jepson) was born May 24, 1927 to Harry and Clara (nee Bennett) Jepson in the Rockglen district, SK. She married James Douglas (Jonty) Keel on May 16, 1953. They resided in various places in Saskatchewan, as Jonty worked for the C.P.R. In 1962, they returned to the Fife Lake area to reside on the Keel family farm, the land that his father had homesteaded. Mick and Jonty loved to have family and friends visit. They hosted numerous family reunions, large or small gatherings, but most of all, she loved every minute she had to spend with her grandchildren. After selling the farm, Mick and Jonty purchased a motor home. They traveled many miles including a trip to Alaska, but most of the trips were to driveways, where they could park and enjoy a week with family and friends, all over Western Canada. Maxine was predeceased by husband Jonty, son Harry, grandson Trevor, great-granddaughter Alaina, parents Harry and Clara Jepson, all her brothers and sisters, numerous nieces and nephews. She is survived by two children, Jack (Arlene) Keel, and Annette (Gordon) Johner, daughter-in-law Sandy, 9 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A celebration of Maxine’s life will be held at a later date, when our nationwide health crisis subsides. In lieu of flowers, donate to your favourite charity in Memory of Maxine. Please join us in remembering Maxine by visiting our memorial at www.rossfuneralservice.com. Through this site, we invite you to share your thoughts, pictures and fond memories with the Keel family. Arrangements entrusted to Ross Funeral Service, Assiniboia, SK


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Linda Stewart

June 10, 2020

On behalf of the Jarton families, I send our condolences at Micky's passing. I remember some visits, but mostly we all went to school together. That was years ago and so much has happened, but we shared some fun days. My heartfelt best wishes.
Linda Jarton-Stewart,( Charlie/Vivian Jarton and families)

Andrea Keel

June 9, 2020

I have the fondest memories visiting Grandma and Grandpa's family farm. Running and playing outside in the summer sunshine. One of my most cherished memories is spending the afternoons picking raspberries with Grandma, usually eating more than actually made it into the bucket! Then after supper that night she would give us all ice cream with fresh raspberries. One of her many ways of showing us her love.