KLASSEN, Isaac PETER
Our dad, Isaac Peter Klassen,
is celebrating life with Jesus
as of May 20, 2012. His
daughters, Irene Hofer and
husband Joe, Eleanor Braun
and husband Mal, and Marlene Daku and husband Ron, will
miss him deeply, but are
thankful for his love, care,
and influence on their lives.
He was 96, and lived
independently until his last
year. His passion was to
help people and reflexology
was the way he did that. He also took up painting in his 80’s and this gave him hours of enjoyment. Mom (Mary Louise nee Donst) pre-deceased Dad by 19 years. He selflessly and lovingly cared for her until the end. Dad lived life with a positive attitude and complaining was not a part of his
character. We have all learned from you.Thank you Dad. Isaac was born Feb. 28, 1916, in Lergeejeroka, Russia, and came to Canada in 1923 on a ship called the Empress of Scotland, with his parents and 2 siblings, Alvin and Rita. They settled in Hanley, Sask. Isaac met and married Mary in Winnipeg and he spent many years working in the foundry at Monarch Machinery. At the age of 50, Mom’s health and love for the Okanagan caused Dad to pull up roots and move to Kelowna. Dad did many jobs after moving here but his time spent working on the “Pentowna”, the ferry run from Kelowna to Penticton, was a dream come true. He is
predeceased by parents Peter and Margaret Klassen, sister and brother-in-law Rita and Cornelius Martens, and brother Alvin Klassen, and nephews Eric and Rick Martens. Dad is survived by his 3 daughters and husbands, 8 grandchildren – Ryan (Carol), Leanne (Rod), Jason (Tenessa), Jonathan (Magan), Darrell (Jessica), Timothy (Juanita), Phil, Kristen (Keith) and 17 great grandchildren, one sister-in-law and several nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Dr. Shaw in Emergency, and the wonderful care he received at the
Kelowna Hospice House! In lieu of flowers, donations are gratefully received for the Hospice House or the Kelowna Gospel Mission. Viewing will be held on Thursday, May 24th, 2012 from 8:00 – 9:00 P.M. at First Memorial Funeral Services, 1211 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC. Private family interment will be held. Service will be held on Friday, May 25th, 2012 at 1:30 P.M. at the Kelowna Gospel
Fellowship Church, 3714 Gordon Drive, Kelowna.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting
www.mem.com and searching his name under stories.
Arrangements entrusted to First Memorial
Funeral Services, Kelowna, BC