Fred Keller was born to John and Barbra Keller on Sec 6-22-3-W2 in the Dubuc area. When Fred was 1 year old the family came by wagon train to Nut Mountain where they settled and farmed. Fred took his schooling at Nut Mountain, SK.
When Fred was 18, he took the train to Oliver, BC to pick fruit for the summer. He said the money was good--he came back with $20.00. Fred farmed and worked with his parents and did logging in the winter. He met Edith Reid and in 1959 they married. In 1967 Fred and Edith bought their farm at Lintlaw. They went by train to Ilford, MB and worked there for one winter.
After returning, Fred worked for Simpson Timber at Hudson Bay for a short time. He worked for many farmers in the district and built houses with Jake Saver. He also worked at the Lintlaw Hotel and was employed at the Lady Lake Community Pasture for 10 summers while working alongside Edith on their farm looking after cattle and horses. After retiring on their farm for a number of years, they moved into Lintlaw to the Westside Pioneer Villa. Fred then moved to Kelvindell Lodge until his passing.
Fred is survived by his brother George of Quill Lake, SK, sister-in-law Patsy Rauch of Merritt, BC, as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.