KEEHN, Arthur

It is with great sadness and much love that we say goodbye to our beloved husband, father and Opa Arthur Keehn who went to be with his Lord on December 5, 2020 at the age of 80 years.

Art was a devoted family man, and his memory will be forever cherished by Clara, his loving wife of 58 years, daughter Debbie Keehn, son Darren (Lisa) Keehn, and grandsons Zakary and Jesse Keehn. With a special mention to Ray Keehn (nephew) who felt fortunate to have two fathers (Arnold & Art). Art also leaves to mourn one brother, Ervin (Reta) Keehn. He was predeceased by a son Dean Keehn, parents Wilhelm and Wanda Keehn, and siblings Reinhold Keehn and Arnold Keehn.

Art was born June 24, 1940 in Stewartfield, Alberta. At the age of 17, he moved to Edmonton where he met his wife and began a family. Art was a family man who fiercely loved his wife, children, and grandsons and always spoke of them with pride and admiration. But always a farm boy at heart, you would find Art at his brother’s farm in Leduc every seeding and harvest season driving that Massey Ferguson combine humming a tune. Art is remembered by family and friends as a gentle, sincere and humble man with a gift of putting people at ease. His kindness knew no bounds as he would gladly give of himself to anyone who was in need.

A Graveside Service will be held at South Haven Cemetery on December 11, 2020 . Those will wish to join by virtual attendance may do so by viewing the livestream at 11:00 am at

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Arthur Keehn’s honour may be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, 11560 University Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 1Z2 or email


Serenity Funeral Service – South Edmonton, (780)450-0101

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Neil Libin

Dearest Clara, Debbie and Darren, Lisa and boys. My sincere condolences on the passing of Art. I truly considered him a great friend. I’ve known Art almost my whole life. I loved working with Art at radio center and House of modern. He taught me so much not only about how to do good work but how to be a good person. I spoke with him in November and he told me that he was having some medical problems and that his daughter had moved home to help him, I did not realize that he would pass away so soon after.

I will forever have his memory etched in my mind and so many good stories about our days together. He had a great sense of humor and he was a wonderful practical joker. Stories that I’ve shared my children and my friends. He will be missed but never forgotten.
Love Neil

Marlo and Miriam Jenkins

Clara, Debbie and Darren,

Sending our heartfelt sympathy to all of you. We are so sorry for your loss! Art was such a gentle and genuine man – we always enjoyed our conversations with him. He will be greatly missed by many!

May you sense God’s amazing comfort and peace ! We will continue to pray for all of you!

Harry and Alma Tischer

Our hearts were saddened by the loss of Art. He was such a kind, tender hearted man. He was a model father and husband. We remember his love of pranking people…as we were the recipient of some. We know he is now pain free and rejoicing in the arms of Jesus. We pray for comfort for you Clara, Debbie, Darren and the extended family.

Linda & Chuck (aka Clarence) Milke

Dear Clara,
We were so saddened to read of your dear Art’s passing and now send our most sincere sympathies to you, your family and to Art’s family (especially thinking of Ervin & Reta and their family). We treasure our memories of the two of you and your kids during our time at MWPA. Prayed for you often today.

Kul Riar

Dear Clara, Debbie, Darren, Lisa and extended family. We are sorry to hear of the passing of such a wonderful husband, father, grand father and friend. We often don’t know what we have until it’s gone but with Art, we knew we had a great individual who was always kind, helpful and just a solid person you would want in your life. As neighbors we are blessed to have the Keehn family in our lives and Art could always be counted on. Rest In Peace Art, you will be missed.

Kul, Jennifer, Carson & Spencer

Al & Donna Rau

We too are sending our love and prayers to Clara and her family . Our grandkids loved Art and Clara in the nursery. He was so kind and great with kids …. appreciated Art at our church too and our chats whenever we saw each other ….. what a great example of a Christ follower! Our lives are richer having known Art and Clara …. praying for you in the days to come

Arni & Heidi Breitkreuz

Clara and family,
May the Lord be your constant comfort, strength and peace.
Blessings, Arni & Heidi Breitkreuz

Tracey Lugrin

Art was a kind and gentle man and I thank God that I fortunate to have known him. My thoughts and prayers are with you Clara and family.

Caroline Schmidt

I am so sorry to hear the lost of a wonderful Husband and farther may the Lord give you strength peace and love this difficult time

Gordon & Lydia Muth

Clara… Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Art was always a quiet and gentle man, someone we always enjoyed spending time with. May God comfort you and your family and surround you with His peace.

Narindar S Riar

Clara, Debbie, Darren., Lisa, Zach and Jesse

What I share with you will not surprise you at all. Art was someone that everyone needs to have in their life. Kind, caring, unselfish, he lived to serve his family, friends and faith. We will miss his friendly smile, wave, walking by our parent’s home. Humble, pleasant, and the best neighbour anyone could have.
Love Narindar, Anita, Taylor and Davis

Garry Bienert

Art was always so kind, gracious and encouraging to me. I appreciated his faithful dedication to God and his family. My condolences to Clara, Debbie and Darren and your extended family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Carmen Erisman

My heart is large with love for the Keehn family as I have spent this difficult farewell service to a great man of God. He is and always will be a cherished Uncle to me. You have loved so well, Uncle Art. Now you can rest in the arms of love eternal, Jesus Christ.

Don & Bridget Henkelman

May God Bless & Comfort you ,Clara and family during this sad time . Deepest sympathy. Don & Bridget

Pat Chornohus

My deepest condolences to you, Clara, and your family. My thoughts and prayers go out to you now and in the days ahead. Hugs, Pat


So sorry to hear of Art’s passing. We have fond memories of his kind and gentle soul. The twinkle in his eye was ever present and I clearly remember being pranked by him. Wishing you peace and comfort with the love of your family.


Anyone who has ever met Art even for a short time would have no doubt that he was a very special person. If you were ever in his orbit , you felt the “father like ” love and caring and safety usually reserved for close family . I feel privileged to have known him . I’m sure he will continue to have a positive impact on peoples lives by the very memory of him.

Bob & Ethel Readner

So sorry to hear of the passing of Art. We pray God will comfort you and your family with His peace and surround you with His love. We have fond memories of our time spent together in Bible studies. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Laura and Dean Sullivan

Clara, Debbie, Darren, Lisa, Zak and Jesse , we are so sorry for your loss. Art was one of the kindest and by far the most generous man around who always put family and faith above all else. His presence will be felt long after his passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Mark & Tammy Pahl

Condolences to the entire Keehn family. I’ll always remember Art as an especially kind, gentle soul. Blessings.

Lillian Woychuk, ex-heighbour

So sorry to hear about Art’s passing. He certainly was a kind and giving man – willing to help anyone in whatever way he could. I never saw him upset or angry.
He would put up with anything us crazy neighbors would want to do in his home and always made everyone comfortable. Think of you often Clara – take care.

Karen Semotiuk

Dearest Clara and family:
I am still so overcome with the grief you all are feeling at the sudden loss of Art, yet rejoicing as he is in his forever home with our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. As we bid farewell to your beloved husband, father, grandpa, brother and friend, let us cherish the many fond memories and share Art’s humour, faith and love going forward. He leaves a wonderful legacy having touched our lives with his kind, gentle and sweet ways. Holding you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Karen Semotiuk

Brenda Buchstein Howell

My condolences to Clara and Debbie, and Darren and Lisa and the boys.

I’ll always remember the smile on Art’s face, the laugh he was so willing to share and I’m pretty sure there was a roll of the eyes at Deb’s and my crazy adventures! You always welcomed me into your home with that smile and laugh and a hug. You will be missed.


Brian and Doreen

Dearest Clara, Debbie and Darren, Lisa and boys. We are so sad to hear of Arts passing (for our sake) but so happy for him to be able to celebrate Christmas better than any of us here could ever imagine. Loved his smirk and twinkle in his eye as he spoke. We have fond memories of Art working in the church nursery, sitting on the floor and playing with the kids. Everyone loved his kind and quiet personality. We will all miss him dearly but so thankful we can say ‘see you soon Art’. Lots of love and hugs coming your way!

Bev Wilderman

Deepest Sympathy Clara and Family…He was a very special man always had a twinkle in his eyes …He will be missed by many …Sending you all hugs …


My thoughts and prayers are with you as a family. Art was a quiet man who i always respected and enjoyed talking to him . Your family has always had special memories for me going back to teaching Jr. High sunday school .again our thought s and prayers are with you

Harv and Lavon Hildebrandt

Heidi Erisman

I am saddened to learn of Uncle Art’s passing. I will always remember him for his kind and loving nature. I send my heartfelt condolences to Dean and his family, Debbie and Aunt Clara. May you find comfort in the support of friends and family at this time of loss . He was a beloved father and husband.

Tom and Bonnie

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Clara. May God’s comfort be with you.

Dwayne & Danielle

What words can be said except those of love, fond memories and kindness! Uncle Art will truly be missed and our lives are forever blessed by the impacts from his love and kindness!
Auntie Clara, Deb and Darren, Lisa,Zach and Jesse; you are always in our hearts.

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