Clarence Reinhold Kadatz
The family of Clarence Reinhold Kadatz is heartbroken to announce his passing on Wednesday April 29, 2020, just weeks after celebrating his 90 birthday.
He is survived by his loving wife, Sirkka; devoted daughters Karen Kadatz and Gwen (Doug) Sarafinchan, and step-daughter Liisa Vesaniemi (Andrey Shmatov), Clarence was a loving grandfather to seven grandchildren: Carlene (Dan), Jillian (Armin), Christopher, Sammy-Jo, Stephanie, Mark, and Kate; two great-granddaughters Frances and Layla. He is also survived by his sister, D’Verle Baird, brother in-law Mike Gawryluk, caring in-laws and many nieces and nephews.
Born in New Sarepta, Clarence was the middle of seven children. He worked on the family farm, in the oil patch, at Fiberglass Canada and owned and operated Capilano Health Foods. He loved working in his garden and yard, attending his grandchildrens’ activities and attending and serving the Church. Clarence and Sirkka travelled extensively around the world. This hard working, gentle, generous man will be greatly missed by all.
At Clarences’ request cremation will take place and a family service will be held.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made directly to Glory Lutheran Church, or the Cross Cancer Institute.