It is with sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Keith Edwin Jenken, a beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother. On April 21, 2023 Keith left us to join his predeceased parents, Arnold and Matilda Jenken as well as his sister Carol.

Keith was born on February 27, 1948 in Winnipeg Manitoba. Keith spent most of his career in the mining industry as a Senior Maintenance Planner. He was a dedicated worker who took pride in his work. However, it was his love of music that truly defined Keith. He was often seen playing his guitar whether he was performing for a crowd, sitting on the beach, or simply on the couch watching the game. Keith had a special talent for writing and playing his own songs and his wife Sylvia, his partner of 50 years was his Biggest fan and supporter and will forever be his devoted groupie.

Keith was a car enthusiast as well as an avid reader who enjoyed history, politics and the world around him. In his retirement he loved engaging others in spirited debates and discussions, showing his quick wit and sharp intellect.

Above all else, Keith was a kind hearted, loving husband, and father with a fantastic sense of humor. He passed his kindness and wicked sense of humour onto his children, Athena and Colin. Keith was also a proud grandfather to Mila and Eva never missing an opportunity to make them laugh.

Keith is survived by his wife, Sylvia Jenken (nee Hopf), his daughter Athena, son Colin, granddaughters Mila and Eva and his sister Ardele Karaganis (nee Jenken).

Keith will be missed by those who knew him.  Keith’s music, kindness and sense of humour will live on in the memories of those who loved him. He will be missed dearly. Rest in peace Keith.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens

  • Pat Jankowski

    Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your husband ,father + grandfather. Thinking of all of you in these sad times. Pat+ Adam Jankowski

  • Walter Wauhkonen

    RIP my friend
    You can jam with Karl now…

  • Nancy and Pat Kilcullen

    We were very sorry to hear of Keith’s passing. Know that we are thinking of Sylvia,Athena and Colin and the family. Condolences to you all as he will be sadly missed but never forgotten. ❤️ to you all.

  • Ken lmrie

    Our condolences Sylvia on your loss of Keith l am sure he will be sadly missed by many. Love Ken and Karen

  • Karrman Walz

    My sincerest condolences to all of you… may you find comfort in the love of family ♥️

  • Mary-Ann Laevens

    So sorry to hear of Keith’s passing. So many fond childhood memories of time spent at his parents house playing with his little sister . Such a beautiful family , condolences to Sylvia and the whole family Thinking of you and sending love .
    Mary-Ann Laevens ( nee Fliss )

  • Mercedes

    Very much a fun and interesting brothers-in-law, he will truly be missed. Sincere condolences to all love Mercedes

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