Robert Keith Dryden The family of Keith Dryden is saddened to announce his passing with his family around him on October 11, 2016. Keith was born on a farm in Tuffnell, SK. In his early years, he worked on the farm, on threshing crews and worked other jobs until he found his passion for journalism. In 1947, he took a job as a reporter at the Western Producer. He left for the Regina Leader-Post and also had a brief stint at the Albertan, in Calgary. In 1959, Keith returned to the Western Producer where he rose steadily through the ranks to Editor and Deputy Publisher. He retired in 1991, but continued to write his popular column "The Fringe" and was involved in other writing and historical projects. He was a strong member of the community and served on the boards for the Salvation Army, St. Andrew's College and the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame. He was also a member of the Canadian International Council. Keith was an active member of St. Martin's United Church, where he sang in the choir and volunteered in a number of capacities. He also organized the entertainment at his seniors' residence, Luther Riverside Terrace. Keith was a lifelong athlete, and was a member of the Riverside Tennis Club and the Saskatoon Golf and Country Club. He and his wife Dorothy travelled around the world and enjoyed road trips around Canada. Keith was extremely intelligent with a wry sense of humour. He was a wonderful son, brother, husband, father and grandfather. Keith is survived by his wife Dorothy Winifred (nee Hay); daughter Judith Lynn (Ray) Hickey-their family Thomas (Erin) and children Maria, Ellie, Emmett, Violet; Robert; John (Heather) and children Abigail, Zachary, Matthew and Charlotte; Anne-Marie (Adam) Cenaiko; Matthew and his fiancée Sawsha Weflen; his son-in-law Peter Hudec and sons Daniel, Joseph, David and Justin. Keith was predeceased by his first wife Lenore Imo McDougall; his daughter Joanne Gwen Hudec; his parents Steele and Edith Dryden; and his siblings Ian, Austin, Elizabeth and Eileen. A service to celebrate his life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at St. Martin's United Church, 2617 Clarence Ave. South, Saskatoon. Condolences may be left at www.saskatoonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are entrusted to the Saskatoon Funeral Home, 306-244-5577.
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