Pearl McKeeman (nee Ward), wife of the late Norman McKeeman of Yorkton, passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at the Kamsack Hospital at the age of 94. She and her twin sister Merle were born November 19, 1923 to Winnie and Charlie Ward. She was a whopping 2 ½ pounds. She went to school in Yorkton at Burke School and Y.C.I. During the war, she was a member of the Hostess Club where she met the love of her life, her Aussie, Norman McKeeman. They were married November 6, 1943 for 72 years until the death of Norman in 2016. After the war they lived in Australia with their daughter Merle. They returned to Yorkton in 1948. Together with the help of her father, Charlie, they built up Yorkton Florists. She gave birth to 4 more children, Susan, Norman, Kathy and Keith. She was a wonderful mother who cared deeply for her children. A super Grandmother and Great-Grandmother who loved getting pictures of them and showing them off. She was a curler, Kinette member and loved playing Bridge. She was part of the Wednesday Bridge group with many close friends. She was always part of a bridge group, right up to when she got sick. Pearl was predeceased by her husband Norman, daughter Kathy and parents Charlie and Winnie Ward. She leaves to cherish her memory and celebrate her life, four children, Merle (Tom) Hemphill of Fox Island, WA, USA, Susan (Rick) Aikman of Kamsack, SK, Norman (Shannah) McKeeman of Edmonton, AB and Keith (Kelly) McKeeman of Dawson Creek, BC; fifteen grandchildren, Michael (Nicole) Hemphill, John (Jen) Hemphill, Trevor (Monica), Tom (Shannon), Kerri Aikman (Jiahao Xu), Craig Aikman (Chelsea), Garrett (Alison) McKeeman, Meghan (Eldon) Doupe, Katie McKeeman, Alissa (Brent) Anthony, Jenny Evanik (Shawn Riess), Adam Evanik, Emily McKeeman, Ian McKeeman and Elizabeth McKeeman; twelve great-grandchildren, Brookes, Rawly, Hattie, Macklin, Evan, Ryan, Anna, Winifred, Sophia, Hayden, Carter and Samantha; her twin sister Merle Barker and her family. A Memorial Service with interment to follow in the family plot in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens will be held at a later date. Memorials in memory of Mrs. Pearl McKeeman may be made towards Telemiracle as gifts of remembrance. Arrangements for Mrs. Pearl McKeeman have been entrusted to Bailey's Funeral Home and Cremation Care.
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