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Passing of Greg Keyes UA Local 179

November 10, 2010
KEYES –It is with great sadness that the family announces the unexpected sudden premature passing of Gregory Brian Keyes on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 in Saskatoon at the age of 31. Greg was born to Brian and Leanna (nee Putnam) Keyes in Watson on September 5, 1979.  He began his elementary education in Saskatoon, grade 3 – 11 in Asquith and completed his high school in Saskatoon.  On completion of his schooling he then entered into the secondary school , SIAST Kelsey Campus in a welding program, which he excelled in and graduated at the top of his class.  He was very gifted in this career and was able to find solutions to any challenge he was presented. In later years, supervisors would have him help the new and upcoming welders,  an opportunity Greg took seriously as he loved to share his talents with others.  Due to his love of sharing his knowledge and expertise, His future plans were to teach and mentor others. Being a UA member, local 179 was an achievement he was incredibly proud of, he enjoyed the challenges that it would present, but more then anything his fellowship with his union “brothers”.  Greg loved his children, and were always close to his heart.  He had an amazing skill in communications, he was able to work with many different people in many different positions. Greg was very athletic and participated in many sports such as, hockey and ball.  His favourite hobby was fishing when he wasn’t out with his many good friends socializing and enjoying a good laugh.  Greg was a very caring loving person which showed greatly by his relationship with his closest and his best friend, his brother Max. Greg will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his two children: Kiana Stinson – Keyes and Ashton Keyes, mother Leanna Keyes (John Saunders); father, Brian Keyes; brother, Max Keyes and ˝ brother, Bradley Keyes all of Saskatoon; uncles and aunts: Greg (Sharon) Putnam of Watson, Max (Colleen) Putnam of Saskatoon, Gary Keyes of Watson, Wayne Keyes, of Michigan, Milton Keyes of Moose Jaw and by his cousins, co workers and many good friends. Greg was predeceased by his maternal grandparents: Joe and Margaret Putnam; paternal grandparents, Eldon and Nettie Keyes; aunts and uncle: Ardis Putnam, Bernice Keyes and cousin, Eric Putnam. A Public Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 14, 2010  from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home Hwy 5 East Humboldt.  A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, November 15, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. from Trinity United Church, Watson officiated by, Rev. Al Hingley. In lieu of flowers the family request that memorial donation’s in Greg’s memory be made to Trinity United Church, Watson or Watson Public Cemetery Fund. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Gloria Malinoski of MALINOSKI & DANYLUIK FUNERAL HOME Humboldt 682-1622.


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UA Local 179

402 Solomon Drive, Regina, Saskatchewan S4N 5A8
Tel: 306-569-0624
Fax: 306-781-8052
Toll Free: 1-877-893-2179 (in Saskatchewan only)
Call Out Line: 306-569-3641