In Memory of




Obituary for Joseph Keeper (KA-KAH-NUH-WAYN-TUM)

October 17, 1928 – January 9, 2023

Joseph Keeper of Norway House Cree Nation, passed peacefully on January 9, 2023, at age 94 with his family at his side.

Predeceased by his beloved wife, Rev. Canon Dr. Phyllis Keeper (nee Beardy), Joe leaves behind their four children and spouses, 13 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, brother Kenneth, sister-in law Ida, and many family members and friends.

A man of deep commitment, Joe worked most of his life towards justice for the Cree on the hydro impacts, he was an IRS Survivor, a Korean War Veteran, and in his final years an adviser.

Wake will be held Monday, January 16th, from 4:30-8 p.m. and Funeral Service on Tuesday January 17th at 11 a.m. at Neil Bardal Funeral Centre 3030 Notre Dame Ave.

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