Keith Harding 1945 – 2011

October 30, 1945 – April 18, 2011
Keith Evan Harding of Spruce Grove, Alberta passed away peacefully on Monday, April 18, 2011 at the age of 65 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 40 years, Kathleen (Wilde) and 4 children; Rebecca (Michael Orr), Lori (Michael Landry), Nancy (Jason Lee) and Darin (Diandra Bowden). He also leaves behind a legacy of 12 grandchildren. He is survived by 3 brothers and 1 sister: Blaine (Martha), Joan (George Taylor), Glenn (Loyia), and David (Gail). He was predeceased by his parents, William (Bill) and Jennie (Johnson) Harding, his brother, James (Jim) and his sister, Brenda (Peoples).

Keith was born and raised in Taber on the family farm. As a young man he served a mission to Tahiti where he grew to love the French Polynesian people. He attended Brigham Young University obtaining a degree in Electrical Engineering and later a Master’s Degree in Engineering Administration from the University of Utah. He was employed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and worked in lighting design and physical facility management for 32 years caring for church buildings and temples across Canada. Within his community, he organized and coordinated the Parkland Community Basketball League and devoted many hours of service in various capacities of scouting and leadership in the LDS Church. Keith was known as a man of faith and integrity who quietly went about doing good. His sense of humor made everyone around him feel at ease. His greatest joy was his family.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, April 25, 2011 at 3:00 pm with a viewing preceding from 1:30 – 2:30 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 400 McLeod Avenue, Spruce Grove, AB. Burial will take place the following day, Tuesday, April 26th in Taber, AB with a graveside service at 4:00 pm.
Serenity Funeral Service, Spruce Grove (780) 962-2749

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