Martin McKee

Obituary of Martin McKee

Martin McKee beloved husband of Ruth of Airdrie, and loving father of Elaine and Grace died on Thursday, March 2, 2006 at the age of 71 years. Martin was born on February 18, 1935 in Kilkeel, County Down, Northern Ireland. He married Ruth on April 5, 1966 and came to Canada with his wife and young daughters, Elaine and Grace to join other family in the Big Valley District on August 22, 1981. Martin began working with Wimpey Western International as a Supervisor and settled with his family in September 1981 in Airdrie. In 1988 Martin founded McKee Homes in Airdrie, Airdrie’s primary builder. He was an active member of his community being a former Rotarian and Mason. He was also an active member of the Airdrie United Church both as a committee member and in the choir, a supporter of many community events, but most of all of his wife, children, grandchildren, and their accomplishments. Martin was also an avid gardener and golfer and well as deeply passionate about the Building Industry. Besides his loving wife Ruth, Martin is also survived by his daughter Elaine and son-in-law Rob Doel, and grandchildren Ryan and Mitchell, his daughter Grace and son-in-law Shaun Howell and grandchildren Sophia and Samuel. He is also survived by two sisters and brothers-in-law, Molly and Willie Edgar, Louie and Dick Nicholson; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Sam and Florrie McKee, Willie and Freda McKee all of Kilkeel, County Down, Northern Ireland; brother-in-law Gregory Martin of England as well as many loving nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, John and Mary Jane, sisters and brothers-in-law, Madge and Bob Blue and Evelyn and Willie McKee, brother Tommy McKee. Forever with the Lord. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the AgapÚ Hospice, 1302 – 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1B8 Telephone: (403) 282-6588. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 215 – 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 1A2 Telephone: (403) 205-3966. Funeral Services will be held at Airdrie United Church (212 – 1st Avenue N.E., Airdrie, AB) on Monday, March 6, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. David A. Pollard, Presider. Forward condolences through In living memory of Martin McKee, a tree will be planted at Fletcher Park Memorial Forest by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Airdrie Funeral Home, 300 TOWERLANE DRIVE, AIRDRIE. Telephone: (403) 948-1100.
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