Keith Thompson died at his home in Stettler at the age of 76 years on Friday, December 11, 2015. Keith was predeceased by his parents Bob and Isobel Thompson, brother in law Victor and sister in law Paulette Delfs, sister and brother in law Ursula and Ted Quensel and then on June 10, 2012 his wife Christa.
Keith was born in Spirit River on January 15, 1939 to Robert and Isobel Thompson, lived his childhood in Spirit River where he attended school then went on to Edmonton to post secondary schooling at the University of Alberta.
Keith married Christa Delfs of Woking in 1963. Keith owned the International Harvester in the Stettler area. They lived in Stettler and then in the Botha area and had a large herd of purebred Simmental cattle which they sold all over Canada, the States and Mexico. Chris and Keith loved their farming and cattle business for many years, before moving back into the town of Stettler. They also enjoyed many years of curling and Keith always had a love for hunting with friends, his Dad and his beloved companion Guy, the black lab retriever. They loved to golf and for the past 20 years took to being snowbirds and enjoyed the golfing and made many dear friends in Yuma, Arizona. After the loss of Christa, Keith came to realize, with the day to day jobs, how much he had depended on her, and had many health issues to deal with alone.
Keith leaves to mourn sisters in law Margot Delfs of Calgary, Gudrun Kuefler of Ottawa, brother in law Gerhart and Joyce Delfs of Rocky Mountain House and his brother Michael Thompson of Wetaskiwin, as well as many nieces, nephews, many dear friends, work mates along with his beloved Yuma family.
As sad as it is for Keith to pass on, when someone you love dies, you never get over it, you just slowly get through each day, but you will always keep them tucked safely in your heart.
Condolences may be viewed or sent to the family at www.stettlerfuneralhome.com. Memorial donations may be made to Heartland Youth Centre or the Stettler Town and County Musuem, c/o
STETTLER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM,
Box 1780, Stettler, AB T0C 2L0 who were entrusted with the care and arrangements.