Clarence Reinhold Kadatz

May 1, 2020 8 Condolences Print Obituary

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.

  1. I am so sorry for the loss of Clarence. I have so many great memories of him. I have missed him over the past few years but know he leaves a legacy of loving his family. My prayers to the whole family

  2. Condolences on the loss of Clarence. You will miss him
    Roger and Sharon Bruce
    Scandinavian Heritage Society

  3. Dear Sirkka,
    So sorry to hear about your loss. Our sympathies!
    Jesus says, If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself that where I am you may also be. John 14:3

  4. Our sincere sympathy to the family. With love John & Carol Appleton.

  5. Deepest condolences to you Sirkka, and the whole family. We will always remember Clarence fondly and will miss his friendly smile and gentle humour. He was a true gentleman.

  6. Sirkka, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Although I never met Clarence, I remember well our many years of working together. My prayers to you and your family.

  7. My sincere condolences to Sirkka and family. I got to know Clarence through
    our volunteer work at the Strathcona Food Bank. He was a kind and gentle man.
    My God bless and keep you.

  8. To Sirkka and family Worked for Clarence at Capilano in the 1990,s.He was such a pleasant person very kind and caring Will remember him with great respect.A pleasure to have known him. Kathy Kesslar

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