John Patrick McKeown, patriarch of the McKeown family, passed away peacefully September 6, 2018. He was born in Cutknife Saskatchewan on May 20, 1929. Pat was always a cowboy and most comfortable on the back of one of his beloved Arab horses. He remained committed to, and loved by, his soul mate of 70 years, his wife Dorothy. Proud father of his daughter and five sons; he bragged about their expertise in any endeavour they took on. He had a wicked sense of humour, an avid news- junkie, loved working in his leather shop, a breeder of fine Arabian horses, a gentleman, teller of stories, loved trail riding and cattle drives and was a great role model for his family and friends.
Preceded by his parents Jack and Florence, his beloved son Ted, as well as brothers Paul, Lonard, and sister Faith.
Survived by his precious wife Dorothy, his daughter Laurel (Brad) and daughter in law Janet; sons Neil (Gail), Lloyd (Phyllis), Colin (Lauri) and John (Tammy); grandchildren Joshua (Robert), Michael (Angie), Kelly (Ryan), Scott, Megan, Jessica (Darrell), Brittany (Tyler), Shaun (Jeanie), Shaela (James), Daryl (Ashley), Daniel (Alisha), Darcy (Kristen), Samantha; eight great grandchildren and his sisters Melba, Patricia and Beverly. He will remain eternally in the hearts of his family and friends. See you in heaven dad, we are blessed with a legacy of stories, family history, jokes and hysterical anecdotes.
The family has held an intimate and noisy celebration of his life.
There will be a funeral at College Heights Baptist Church Saturday September 15 at 1:00 with cake and coffee to follow in the reception area.