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Born In: Penticton, British Columbia, Canada
Born: July 29th, 1950

Passed on: February 22nd, 2013

Surrounded by his warm embrace we said our goodbyes to a loving husband and father, James Albert Keetch, on February 22, 2013.

He will be missed by his wife Sandie; daughter Jenna and son Rod (Paige).

Jim was born in Penticton on July 29th, 1950. He sampled the hospitality of several cities in BC before settling in Monte Lake for his formative years as the son of a rancher. At 16, he headed for Vancouver to complete his education and begin his career as a mechanic. A Kamloops boy at heart, he returned in 1968 to begin an apprenticeship with Finning. With the exception of an amazing 12 years in Revelstoke, during which he married and began a family, he has remained a Kamloops man. Some of his greatest gifts have been as a cultivator and mechanic.

He leaves to mourn his many brothers and sisters and a very large family of the heart. He cultivated friendships and repaired relationships so that his family of the heart is large and so closely entwined that they are indeed his true family. Listen carefully and you will hear his infectious laughter combined with yours as he shares one more joke. Gone ridin'...

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Kamloops Convention Center on Saturday, March 2nd at 1:00 p.m.

Should friends desire, donations may be made to The Royal Inland Hospital Foundation.

Service arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service,




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