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IVANITZ, Kenneth Gerald

IVANITZ, Kenneth Gerald

In Loving Memory

Kenneth Gerald Ivanitz
November 29, 1961 ~ January 7, 2019

Kenneth is predeceased by his Mom and Dad (Samuel and Hazel Ivanitz) and mother and father in-law (Robert and Catherine Dickens). He is survived by his wife of thirty years, Janice Ivanitz, his children Tara (Nathan) Champness, Sam (Sarah) Ivanitz, Tilea (Cam) Chwiendacz, and Jamie Trueman. He is also missed by his grandchildren Ezrianne, Wells, and Wyatt; his brothers and sisters Jim (Marilyn), Sam (Rose), Lori (Tim) Wheeler, Jeannie (Bill) Manifold, and Jacquie Anderson, and many other relatives.

Ken was raised in Vernon, moving to Calgary to start his business Vercal Erectors before returning to Vernon in 1986 to establish his company here.
Many structures across our country were built with his own two hands.
While doing this, he met and married his wife of 30 years, Janice. He was a family man above all else, working hard and always smiling. He was a sociable people-person with a huge, warm heart and a bright sense of humour; when he wasn


Condolence Messages
  • Jan 27, 2019
    Kenny was a man that loved life, he touched everyone he met in a unique way. He always gave everything of himself to everyone, the man that he was was admired by all. God gave us Kenny as a gift in our lives and I am so glad that I got to share in his life from start to finish. You will always be in our hearts little brother.....your big sister...Laurie.
    Loni if you read this PLEASE contact one of Ken's sisters.
  • Jan 15, 2019
    Words can't express the sadness, may you find peace, my deepest condolences to you and all your family.
    Colleen O'Neill
  • Jan 14, 2019
    Uncle Ken, you truly will be missed by many,we will all miss that infectious laugh and kind heart that touched so many souls. Until we meet again, we will never forget you. Love Dale, Serena, Owen and Jacob Phelan
  • Jan 14, 2019
    To have a loved one leave us is always a great shock, the sadness is overwhelming and the reality is hard to accept. To Janice, Tara, Sam, Tilea and Jamie and all of your families our thoughts and prayers are with you. The memories I have mostly of cousin Ken is that he was a baby and I was 18. A blink happened I am 75 and all those years have come and gone. However the memory of all of the Ivanitz family has always stayed with me as the childhood memories stay with all of us. Ken left us at a very early age but he no longer has any worries on earth. He is with Our Lord along with Uncle Sam and Aunt Hazel looking out for all of us.. For all of our Okanagon family, take comfort in this and let all the good memories be brought forward and cherished. Our thoughts are with you. Hugh and Dianne Ivanitz and family
  • Jan 14, 2019
    My heartfelt condolence to Janice, Tara, Sam, Tilea, Jamie and families. So sorry to hear of your loss Janice. My prayers also to Jim, Sam, Laurie, Jeannie, Jacquie and families. We all thought a lot of Kenny. Mom loved having him visit them . Now he'll be in heaven with Uncle Sam and Auntie Hazel, as well as Uncle Lloyd and Auntie Mark. He'll be entertaining them with his humour and beautiful smile. Believe that we will all get to see him again some day.
    My love goes to all of you,
    Dianne Rieger and families
  • Jan 14, 2019
    It is with heavy hearts that we send Janice, Tara, Sam, Tilea, and Jamie (spouses and grandchildren) our sincere condolences. Darwin has had the pleasure of knowing Kenny since they were both 18 years old. In both friendship, business dealings (steel buildings), and family events Darwin and his wife, Sharon (and our children) were fortunate enough to enjoy the pleasure of knowing such a fun loving, hard working, ambitious, loving family man. He had an incomparable zest for life and the sparkle in his eyes was evident every time we saw him....especially during our last visit when Kenny gave us the grand tour of the cars he was working on. You are gone too soon, our friend, but we will always think of you and cherish our memories.
    All our love to the family,
    Darwin & Sharon Gallagher
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