It is with great sorrow we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Peyton Robert Keller, age 14, on Saturday, September 25, 2021.
Peyton was born February 23, 2007 to Brad & Kathy Keller in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. Peyton was 8 lbs 10 ounces and 23 3/4 inches long — Brad couldn’t believe it when he first held him in his arms.
Peyton loved his family so much, always telling his mom how much he loved her and how beautiful she was. Brad was Pey’s #1 fan. He always supported Pey no matter what, but they had a special bond over Pey’s sports. Pey and his older sister, Sadie, were best friends with an undeniable connection. They always had each other's backs.
Peyton’s heart was so warm and kind — he always made it a priority to make everybody feel welcome and special. He loved to spend time with friends playing sports, making TikToks, and playing PS5.
Peyton enjoyed playing all sports, but his love was for baseball and ultimately hockey. Pey attended numerous elite hockey camps this past summer and we knew he would have been successful with his hockey career.
There are so many fond memories of Peyton, from the twinkle in his eye to the way he made everybody smile and laugh. The family appreciates the support and love from everyone and the hockey community.
Peyton is survived by his parents, Brad & Kathy Keller; his sister, Sadie Keller; his grandparents, Bob & Val Keller and Bob & Terri Myles; his Auntie Janelle (Andrew), Uncle Conrad (Kaitlyn), Auntie B (Clayton), and Auntie Les; his cousins, Lena, Jacoby, Riley (Carley), and Tessa (Scott); and by his many friends and teammates.
The Memorial Service for Petyon Keller was held on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 2:00 pm from the Gull Lake Community Hall, Gull Lake, SK with Peyton’s great-uncle, Ken Keller, officiating. The eulogy and tribute was given by Peyton’s cousins, Riley and Tessa Wilson Tributes from Peyton’s family and friends were read. A photo presentation was given by the family. The ushers in the hall were Tysen Kobley, Jamie Kirwan, Zach Mitchell, Cade Mitchell, Wayne Kobley, Jodi Willman, and Tricia Stenson.
The service was recorded and can be viewed here
The Honor Guard was Peyton’s teammates and friends and his sister, Sadie’s, teammates and friends, who did a stick tap in Peyton’s honor. Peyton’s teammates and friends, Daylan Elviss, Sam Kirwan, Will Kirwan, Dylan Gedny, Griffin Darby, Berny Weston, Alexa Kobley, Chase Collier, Gage Nagel, and Parker Rondeau served as Pallbearers.
In memory of Peyton Keller and for those wishing to do so, an account for the Keller family has been set up at Innovation Credit Union in Swift Current (Play for Pey). Donations can be made there directly or by eTransfer to email@example.com.
The family appreciates the support of the local and hockey community during this difficult time.
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