Ivan, John Klein

Ivan, John Klein

Ivan John Klein, age 77, of Swift Current, Sk passed away July 17, 2014 at his home. The Celebration of Life Service and Tea was held at 1:00 pm, Tuesday, July 22, 2014 from the family home at 264 5 th Ave. N.W. A Life Tribute was given by Bob Swaney. The Interment Service was held at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Ivan is survived by his wife Shirley (Pratt) Klein; son Ivan (Laura); daughter Shirley; daughter Evelina; son Elvis (Debbie); son Bob (Shawna); son Bradley (Shari); thirteen grandchildren; two great grandchildren; his mother Lavada Samel; eight brothers and sisters; as well as many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, uncles aunts, and numerous cousins. He was predeceased by his son Ronold; father Cecil; mother and father-in-law Bill and Anna Pratt; sister Donna; brothers-in-law Elmer Dyck and Jim Convery; and nephew Stephen. Ivan was born on June 18, 1937 in Gull Lake. He attended school in Webb, Gull Lake, Carstairs and at Ashley Park in Swift Current. He was united in marriage to Shirley Pratt on November 22, 1958. Ivan worked as a driller in various mines in B.C. and the Yukon and also oil rigs in Saskatchewan and Alberta. He also worked building and moving houses with his cousins, setting up farm equipment at Agritown. He also enjoyed working on old cars and tractors. Ivan loved hockey and was a dedicated Calgary Flames fan. He lived in many towns until settling in Swift Current, where he built the family home on 5 th Ave. N.W. Ivan Inherited a 2 1/2 acre lot in Tompkins, where he liked to spend his summers, growing a big garden and spending time with Shirley and his family. Ivan was a “Jack of all trades” and a master of all. The most important things to Ivan were his wife Shirley and his family. Ivan will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by his family and friends. Warren’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements. For further information please call 306-773-8831 or visit our website at

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