PAYNE, Keith

Posted: December 23rd, 2020


Keith Leonard Payne, beloved husband of Priscilla Payne passed away on Saturday December 19th, 2020 after a very short but intrusive bout with cancer.

Keith was born on Sept. 5, 1941 to Leonard and Naida Payne. He was the 2nd of 5 sons.

He is survived by his wife Priscilla, children Bruce, Michael (Jack), Clark (Dana), Susan (Sean) Clarke, Lori (Bob) Wood and Jeff (Laura), and his 20 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his 4 brothers, Glenroy, Nolan, Gary, and Brent.

Keith was born in Lethbridge and spent his life in Southern Alberta. He was raised on a farm and enjoyed the outdoors. He worked in Sales the majority of his career and later owned the Pro Hardware in Cardston. He loved his family and was very supportive of their many activities. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he served in numerous capacities. Once he retired, Keith and Priscilla spent the winters for about 12 years in Mesa Arizona, where he made many friendships from Canada and the US.

Keith will be missed by his family and friends who knew him.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, please donate to the Canadian Cancer Society,, in the name of Keith Payne.

Friends may meet with the family on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home, 703 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Due to Covid-19, we ask those wishing to attend to please call

the funeral home and book a time to visit. Masks are mandatory.

A Private Family Service will be held on Monday, December 28, 2020 at Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m.

Live streaming of the service will be available on Christensen Salmon Generation’s Funeral Home, page and clicking the link below Keith’s obituary.

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