Keith William Hayne

April 26, 2019 6 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

Keith William Hayne (Honest Keith), 70, of Edmonton, Alberta passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 17, 2019.

Honest Keith is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Fat Barb; his three children, Little Keith and his old lady Kirsten, Robbie and his old lady Lori, Sheena (Blondie) and her other half Jordan; seven grandchildren (his pride and joy), Taylor, Jordanna, Makenzie, Myles, Colby, Calvin, and Kacey; his two brothers, Bob and Gary; his baby sister Marlene (Boomer) and her husband DJ, many loving nieces, nephews, relatives, and so many dear, dear friends that he considered family (you know who you are). He was preceded by his father, Dirty Ernie, his beloved mother, Avy, and his sister, Cheryl.

If you only knew these 3 things about Keith, you would know enough...

- He cherished the time he got to spend with his loved ones; whether it was watching his grandkids ride quads at the Limberdick Ranch (his favourite camping spot), telling his grandkids tall tales while sitting on his front step eating popsicles, or shooting the sh#t while sitting around the table with his friends, it was when he was surrounded by his friends and family that you could see his honest, golden heart shine right through his giant, sh#t-eating grin.
- He spent his free time watching any sport he could find on TV; he had to… he knew it was going to be the hot topic around the boardroom table in the morning. While he was always up for talking any sport, hockey was his favourite; no doubt it brought him back to the early days of coaching Keith, Rob and all their degenerate friends, and then the later days of cheering those same degenerates on from the stands.
- Keith was always trying to buy low and sell high; whether it was a great Kijiji deal, a cheap car, a rookie Gretzky card, or a priceless M&M or Coca-Cola “artifact”, Keith would usually end up buying low, loving it with all his heart, and then not selling at all because he would end up giving it away. If he loved you, he would give you the shirt off his back, if he only liked you, he’d give you the shirt off his back, if he thought you were full of sh#t but needed it more than him, he’d still give you the shirt off his back.

He was as unique as they come: a one-of-a-kind, tell-it-like-it-is diamond in the rough. There will never be another person like him.

They say you can tell everything about a person by the way they treat children and the elderly… If you knew him, then I don’t need to say anymore.

He will be loved forever. Forever and ever, amen.

Celebration of Life
3:00 PM Friday May 3rd, 2019
Dovercourt Community Hall
13510 Dovercourt Avenue Edmonton, AB

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Stollery Children’s Hospital

  1. Sending our deepest heartfelt sympathies to Honest Keith’s Family.
    Best neighbour for over 18 years and friend for many more. We speak of you often and will remember your grin forever. There’s going to be some damn good paint jobs when you get to the other side . Our loss is their gain.

    Lori, Mark and Mike Nabseth

  2. Great write up for a great guy. Thinking of Keith and the rest of the Hayne family lots these days.

    Cheryl and Rick Radke

  3. My deepest sympathies to Barb and her family on truly a great lose of a great man. I lost contact with Keith in the last few years but the best memories of my younger years include Keith. Love you forever see you on the other side.

    Ray Plain

  4. My deepest sympathies to Barb and the family for their great loss. Keith will be greatly missed. He was his own man and many appreciated him for that. He had a heart of gold and will be a lasting memory for many people that had the pleasure of knowing him.

  5. My most heartfelt condolences to Keith’s family who he loves dearly. I knew Keith since the early ’90’s, I had him paint a few trucks for us and we became friends instantly. In the mid ’90’s I became a single dad and on more than one occasion Keith helped me out and got me going again. I absolutely loved our chats, they always ended up with us laughing our asses off. He never minced words, always to the point and always made us laugh. I bugged him about his “Nick-Knacks and Paddy-Whacks” that he had on every open shelf spot in any room and that one day he’d be rich if he ever could actually sell something, but we would just laugh, knowing that it was never going to happen. He is deeply missed, and there can be no doubt where a awesome guy like Keith went, take care Keith and see you later eh!

  6. To all the family and friends, my condolences go to you. I haven’t seen keith in 60 years but I remember keith and all the family.

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