Marvin Ketch

Obituary of Marvin Ketch

Marvin Uriah Ketch of Brandon, Manitoba was born in Bracebridge, Ontario March 4, 1939. 

He was predeceased by his parents Dorothy and Joseph, and siblings Sylvia, Walter, Doug and Marg, all from Ontario.  Marvin was the second youngest.  He attended school in Gravenhurst Ontario and loved to fish.

Marvin enlisted in the Canadian Forces in 1961 and served for 23 years in the Infantry retiring in 1983.

He was stationed in Gagetown, Cyprus, Germany, Winnipeg and finally in Shilo, Manitoba where he was in charge of incoming and outgoing soldier’s Base Accommodations (1975-1983).

After retirement he attended Assiniboine Community College from 1983-1985 upgrading his high school education and studying carpentry.

In 1986, he returned to CFB Shilo to work as a civilian in various roles until 1993.

In 1995, Marvin began working on a Hog farm in Carroll Manitoba and eventually with our good family friend Bob Booth until 2001.

His last employer was Home Depot in Brandon where he was a regular fixture in the Plumbing Department. He attempted to retire a couple times but after getting bored at home he would eventually be lured back to joyfully serve his customers.

He enjoyed hunting with his buddies Mel and Grant and went fishing every chance he got.  He generously gave money to many charities including Brandon Police Services, wildlife funds and impoverished children.

Marvin’s children are Debra, Marvin and Jeff.  He has 5 grandchildren; Jennifer, Jason, Shayla, Luke, Melissa and great grandson Owen.

Marvin married his loving wife Doreen in 1978 and welcomed 4 step kids into the family. They are Randy, Terry, Greg (wife Kim) and Connie.

Marvin’s niece Joanne Cimprich and husband Joe live in Timmons, Ontario.

Marvin battled many ailments in life but was very resilient and always bounced back.

He is resting peacefully and now that his work here on Earth is complete. Marvin will be greatly missed!

Marvin chose to be cremated and will be buried in Churchbridge, Saskatchewan.

 There will be a small celebration with his family and close friends this summer.

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