John Keip

John "Jack" Keip

Saturday, July 16th, 1932 - Tuesday, August 27th, 2019
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John “Jack” Keip, passed away peacefully at the age of 87, surrounded by his loving family, at Wingham Hospital on Tuesday, August 27, 2019. He was born and raised on the 12th Concession of Culross, where he farmed for 39 years. He enjoyed retirement in Formosa for 27 years. Long-time member of St. Joseph’s Aid Society.

Survived by his wife and soul mate of 67 years, Verna (nee Kupferschmidt); his son Wayne Keip (Audrey); daughters Carol Henhoeffer (Bruce), Jan Poechman (Wayne) and Sharon Murdoch (Dave). He will be missed by his grandchildren Jason, Craig, Scott, Brent, Julie, Heather, Shawna and Megan; greatgrandchildren Samantha and Jackson as well as step-greatgrandchildren Gabriel, Saphryn and Atlas. Also survived by his sister Madeline Durrer and in-laws Jim Durrer (Marlene), Rita Keip and Merv Kupferschmidt (Mary).

Jack was predeceased by his daughter Karen in infancy, siblings Gertrude Heaney (Joe), Hilda Schumacher (Jim), Lorene Keip (Dorothy), Vera Reist (Lloyd), Joe Keip, Dorothy Durrer, Mary Keip; brother-in-law Harold Durrer, and his parents George and Ottila (nee Voisin) Keip.

There will be no visitation and family and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial held on Friday, August 30, 2019 at 11:00 at Immaculate Conception Church, Formosa. Fr. Jason Kuntz officiating.

Interment in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Formosa

As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Immaculate Conception Building Fund would be appreciated. Cards available through the funeral home.
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  • Service

    Friday, August 30th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Friday, August 30th, 2019 11:00am
    Immaculate Conception Church, Formosa
    212 Bruce County Road 12
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Fr. Jason Kuntz
  • Interment

    Friday, August 30th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Friday, August 30th, 2019 12:00pm
    Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Formosa
    Bruce County Road 12
    Formosa, Ontario N0G 1W0
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Reception

    Friday, August 30th, 2019 | 12:30pm
    Friday, August 30th, 2019 12:30pm
    Formosa Community Centre
    Address Not Available


Donations are being accepted for: Immaculate Conception Church.


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Barb Schuknecht

Posted at 10:59pm
Oh Jan (& Wayne),
We did not hear of this until yesterday. We are sorry for your loss.
Barb & Steve Schuknecht

Irene Zettel

Posted at 05:44pm
Our Deepest Sympathy.
Jack will be very much missed.

Irene (Reist-Moser) Zettel & Charlie Zettel.
The Late Lloyd & Vera Reist are My Brother & Sister-in-law

Mary-Lou Bross

Posted at 12:21pm
Dear Aunt Madeline, Wayne & Audrey and the Keip Families
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time, Cherish the many great memories that you all shared through the years. May he rest in Peace.........Sincerely Dennis & Mary-Lou Bross

WAYNE J KEIP Posted at 02:38pm

Thank you Dennis & Mary-Lou, your thoughtfulness is much appreciated. We will pass on your condolences to Aunt Madeline (Wayne & Audrey).

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Posted at 09:12am
We are thinking of you during this difficult time
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Jim & Donna Fischer

Posted at 11:37pm
Wayne & Audrey and Keip families,
Sending sincere condolences and caring thoughts to all on the passing of your dad. May the times you spent together and his fond memories be cherished in the days ahead.
Sincerely, Jim & Donna Fischer

WAYNE J KEIP Posted at 02:35pm

Thank you Jim & Donna for your thoughtfulness. (Wayne & Audrey)

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