Keith Anthony Lipke
We regret to announce the passing of Keith Lipke on Saturday, October 22, 2022 in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba at the age of 51 years.
Left to cherish Keith’s memory are his wife Alexandra; children Anthony (Allison) Lipke, Zachery Lipke, Chadalyn (Russell) Lipke, Janelle (Zachary) Houle and Braden (Toriea) Lachapelle; granddaughter Raelynn; mother Helen Lipke; parents-in-law Alphonse and Patricia Ducharme; sister Lorraine (Will) Collin; niece Amanda Collin, nephew Jaxon and niece Sarynity; along with many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his father Kenneth Lipke.
Keith was born on October 18, 1971 in York, Ontario and graduated from Jean Vanier in Collingwood, Ontario. He made many life-long friends here including his best friend William, along with John, Rick W and Rick G. They were all able to enjoy a reunion this past summer in Ontario.
In 2009 he moved to Manitoba to be with Alex and the two of them married in 2019 back in Keith’s home province of Ontario. Together they enjoyed camping with family, many evenings at the movie theatre and sporting events. They also enjoyed their yearly trips home to visit family.
His family meant the world to him, he was always very proud and supportive of his children. He loved going to the kids sporting events, you could always hear him cheering on the sidelines. Keith welcomed his first grandbaby Raelynn into the world this year. He was very much looking forward to meeting the other two grandbabies that are on the way.
Keith enjoyed loud, loud music, his vehicles, riding his motorcycle, collecting Coca-Cola memorabilia, dancing and the Toronto Maple Leafs. He loved animals especially his new puppy Beau and his grandpuppies Kobe, Belle and Abby and his favorite orange cat Oliver.
He had a heart of gold, hardworking, loving and very generous and giving to others. Keith will be greatly missed by all who got to know him.
A memorial service will be held at McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel on Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 11:00 am, led by Father Michael Savarimuthu. The service will be live streamed to register and view, visit Keith’s obituary page on our website.
As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made in Keith’s memory to Portage Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), 121 12th St. NE, Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 4A2.
A tree will be planted in memory and cared for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel. www.mckenziesportagefuneralchapel.com