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Keith Zilinsky

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Keith Zilinsky

June 1, 1979 – February 2, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden and tragic passing of Keith Scott Zilinsky at the young age of 40 on Sunday Feb 2 2020 Left to cherish his memory are his mom and step father, Daphne and Tim Nixon. He will also be lovingly remembered by his sister Amber (Todd Thompson), his 2 daughters Samantha, and Breeann, and his long time girlfriend Janine Miller. As well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends He was predeceased by his father Alvin Zilinksy in 2015. He was born June 1 1979 in Winnipeg and attended Hamstead, Raddisson, John W Gunn, and TCI High School. He loved tinkering with computers and enjoyed his aquariums. Keith held many jobs in his short life from working in the elevator trade as a mechanic to metal fabrication to construction and restoration. Keith tried for years to fight his alcohol addition. He was nothing like what this addiction made him. It robbed Keith of himself and also those who loved him and tried to help him, It was a hopeless, helpless feeling to see the son, brother, and father we knew slipping away But now his fight is over. We had hopes that his fight would have had a different outcome.

 

If Only….

The words that were meant to be spoken

the things that I needed to say

To voice what was in my heart

I'm so sorry, I just couldn’t find my way

I didn’t wake up one day and set out to become

what you see

I was more than this

So much more

But If only he was still me

I would have told you it changed everything inside

And it didn’t matter how hard I tried

Some things I couldn’t change

And then I lost the ability to decide.

It was my fight and mine alone

I saw the sadness in your eyes

But I’ve been lost for so long in the night

Trying to hold on to my memories of a time

That I knew when things were right

I haven’t seen me for a long time

The one who loved you – dreamed only of great

Things for you

Looked in the mirror trying to find the man I used to be

Don’t recognize him…..

If only, he was still me

You prayed for me to find the strength

To fight this hell I go through

And there were times deep inside part of me still

knew

And If only ….. I would say

I loved you. I love you.

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