KEATING -Corporal Shane Keating, born December 17, 1975, died serving his country in Afghanistan for a cause he truly believed in. Born in Estevan, SK and raised in Dalmeny and Saskatoon, SK. Shane was currently stationed in Shilo, MB. Shane was a member of the North Saskatchewan Regiment from June 2, 1993 to September 1, 1997. He joined the regular forces on September 1, 1997 as a member of the 2nd Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. Shane went on two tours to Bosnia once from 2000-2001 and once in 2003. He was currently stationed in Afghanistan since August 1, 2006. He was predeceased by his father Corporal Brian Keating (Saskatoon City Police); his maternal grandparents, Harry and Jesse Budd; and his paternal grandfather, Francis (Buster) Keating. He is survived by: his loving mother, Judy Budd; his sisters, Erin and Meghan; his brother, Ken; his grandmother, Blanche Keating; his very good friend, Tracy Lavery; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Prayer Service will be held on Thursday, September 28, 2006 at 7:00 p.m.The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, September 29, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. Both services will be held at St. Patrick Parish, 3339 Centennial Dr., Saskatoon SK. In lieu of flowers, a trust account has been opened at TD Canada Trust, Primrose Plaza, Saskatoon branch. Donations in Shane's memory can be made at any TD Canada Trust branch in Canada to the account name "Judith Budd In Trust for Shane Keating ". Cheques must be made payable to "Judith Budd ". Funds collected in this trust will be donated to the Canadian Forces Provincial Reconstruction Team in Afghanistan. Donations to this trust fund are not tax deductible. Receipts will not be issued. Arrangements entrusted to MARTENS WARMAN FUNERAL HOME (934-4888).
Published in The Saskatoon StarPhoenix from Sept. 23 to Sept. 26, 2006