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PAVAN, Owen Andrea

PAVAN, Owen Andrea

April 29, 2004 - November 4, 2023

Owen Andrea Pavan, 19, passed away at his home in Kelowna, BC, surrounded by loved ones on November 4, 2023, after a courageous three-and-a-half-year battle with cancer.

Owen was born on April 29, 2004, in Kelowna to Jennifer and Luigi. Soon after, he was introduced to some of his lifelong friends within the “Baby Group”. He attended Dorthea Walker and Chute Lake Elementary schools and graduated from Okanagan Mission Secondary School, where he had the joy of meeting other great friends. Owen had a mix of qualities that endeared him to all: He was known for his goofiness, wide smile, thoughtfulness, and kindness. His laid-back and easy-going nature made him approachable to all and did not betray his shyness. He carried a touch of stubbornness borne from his desire for self-reliance. He was modest and did not seek attention.

Owen found his true joy spending all four seasons outdoors, especially when he was fishing, camping, and skiing. He loved working on projects, from building a shed in the backyard, to wood working at school, and building forts with friends. He played soccer for many years with Okanagan Mission Youth Soccer and hockey with Kelowna Minor Hockey, where he was described as an incredible teammate, leader, and friend. Owen was especially proud of attending the U15 Tier 3 Provincial Championship in Port Hardy. When not being active, Owen could be found passing his time engaged in a spirited game of CS Go, Rainbow 6 Siege, War of Thunder, or other video games with his friends. Above all, he loved spending time chatting with friends and his extensive family.

Owen belongs to a loving family who will miss him dearly, including his parents; brothers, Liam and Jonah; grandparents, Doug and Colleen Jones; along with many aunts, uncles, Zios, a Zia and many cousins. Baxter is going to miss Owen the way only a four-legged companion and friend can.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to Canuck Place Children's Hospice and Owen's palliative care team (including Dr Rassekh, Dr Francois, Dr MacKenzie-Feder, Dr Verhelst, and Rachel Neufeld) for the expert care and consideration Owen and his family received during this difficult experience.

Jennifer, Luigi, Liam, and Jonah would like to thank their friends and family for supporting them through Owen’s journey, especially grandparents Doug and Colleen, who were always there when needed.

Memorial donations may be sent to BC Cancer - Kelowna - Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins Centre for the Southern Interior (www.bccancer.bc.ca), Canuck Place Children's Hospice (www.canuckplace.org), or BC Children’s Hospital Foundation (www.bcchf.ca).

A Memorial Service will be held to honour Owen on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2023, at 4:00 PM (PST), at SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME: 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. If you are unable to attend in person, please join the family online by Livestream at the time of the service (see below), a recording will be made available to view shortly thereafter.

To view the Livestream/recording or send the family condolences, please visit his obituary page at www.springfieldfuneralhome.com

Link: www.springfieldfuneralhome.com/obituaries/pavan-owen-andrea
Condolence Messages
  • Nov 30, 2023
    Jen and Luigi & family; I am just broken to see this posting and to know it is your beautiful boy. I can not even imagine the impact of your loss and am grieving with you at this time. We were pregnant at the same time and I remember how concerned Luigi was for me when all 3 of my girls had the chicken pox & I was in my my first or second trimester, then when I got the nasty flu that put me in the hospital…you both were so caring. And when our boys were born, you were brave enough to have us all over! Our lives parted ways when Lance left the group home & we moved to Saskatoon. As busy as careers can be; raising our kids is our greatest gift, I hope the memories you have hold you and sustain you through this very difficult time and in the days to come. May you have peace. Sincerely Tracey Huber - Tracey Huber
  • Nov 28, 2023
    Sincere condolences at this very difficult time. We are sorry for your loss.
    Khosro Khalkhali and Shahla Mirzaei - Shahla and Khosro
  • Nov 23, 2023
    To the Pavan Family,
    We are sending our deepest condolences and prayers your way as you struggle through the loss of Owen. Know that the brightest star that shines down from above will be watching over you all. Godspeed Owen.
    The Swanson Family-Dave, Jo-Ann, Nicole and Arianna - Dave & Jo-Ann Swanson
  • Nov 20, 2023
    Our deepest condolences to the Pavan family. My parents have been patients of Dr. Pavan for many years and have appreciated his caring ways. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Pietro and Bianca Calissi - Bianca
  • Nov 19, 2023
    Our hearts go out to you at this time Doctor Pavan. We're sure he was loved so very much by you and your wife. Of course, the rest of your family and friends too. We have both tasted of the indescribable loss that you must now walk through. May God reassure and comfort you as only He can. We offer you our prayers for strength at a time such as this. With love, Tom and Jacquie Vickerman. - Tom & Jacquie Vickerman
  • Nov 16, 2023
    Luigi, I know the pain of losing a loved one. Words just don't help. You are a gift through your practice and I look forward to seeing you there again. Your friend.
    Bentley - Bentley
  • Nov 16, 2023
    I had the pleasure of teaching Owen when he was younger. He was so kind, so thoughtful...not necessarily the one to start the antics but one to partake in the fun. Owen was easy to get along with, you could place him in a group with anyone. He was well-liked by all of his classmates and by us teachers too. May Owen's spirit continue to make us smile, appreciate life, and cherish the time we have with loved ones.
    "Owen, you are loved and will be remembered in our hearts forever. How lucky we are to have known you. May you rest in peace now. " Mrs. Taylor (Lori-Lynn) - Lori-Lynn Taylor, former CLE & current OKM
  • Nov 16, 2023
    Dr Pavan and Family
    We are very sorry for your loss. Our sincere condolences to all the family.
    Greg and Kris Vasey - Kris Vasey
  • Nov 16, 2023
    Dr Pavin and Family,
    we are so sorry to hear about Owen's passing, our sincere condolences to the Pavin family - Syl and Lorraine Zazula - syl Zazula
  • Nov 16, 2023
    Owen was such a wonderful student and so loved at OKM. I can't imagine what your family is going through. My sincerest condolences to your family.
    -Solenn Dishaw - Solenn Dishaw
  • Nov 16, 2023
    We are so very sorry to hear about Owen’s passing. There are no words we can say to ease your heartache, please know we are thinking of all of you. - Maureen and Dan McCarthy
  • Nov 16, 2023
    At this heart-breaking time, please accept our condolences to you and your family.
    Colin and Wendy Gillett - Wendy Gillett
  • Nov 16, 2023
    Jennifer, Luigi, and family,
    I am so sorry to hear about Owen. No parent should have to deal with the loss of a child. Hang onto all the memories to help ease a little of the pain.
    Our sincere condolences. - Sandra Bell
  • Nov 16, 2023
    We are sorry to hear of Owen’s passing. Our condolences to the Pavan family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Ashley,Charlene and Adrain Cooke - Adrian Cooke
  • Nov 15, 2023
    Dr Pavan and family,
    We are all so incredibly sorry for the loss of Owen. Our entire family is sending you our condolences during this difficult time.
    Kim, Kelley, Ali and Bryce Heier - Ali H
  • Nov 15, 2023
    So sorry to hear about Owen. Wishing you all peace, comfort and courage during this time of sorrow. Our hearts go out to your family..
    - Bruce, Mandy & Noah Tamaki
  • Nov 15, 2023
    I am so sorry to hear of Owen’s passing. My condolences to Owen’s family. - Geri Sanborn
  • Nov 15, 2023
    We were so sorry to hear of Owen’s passing.
    Please accept our sincere condolences.
    Remember the good times & cherish the memories. Al & Diane Dalsvaag - Al Dalsvaag