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Gunnar Earl Ravn Henriksen

1987 - 2020


With heartache and great sadness, we share news of Gunnar’s sudden and unexpected passing last year. Born and raised in Kelowna, passed away in West Kelowna.

Gunnar leaves behind his wife Tanis and stepdaughter Cadence, whom he loved with all his heart. Gunnar is also survived by his Mother Bev and Father Ron as well as his sister Lora. Grandma Shirley, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Mother and Father-in-law, Brothers and Sister-in-law, nephews, and niece. Gunnar was predeceased by his Grannie Annie, Grandpa Gunnar, Grandpa Tony, and Grandpa Jim.

Gunnar, (who went by Earl until his teens) was an athlete, enjoyed many sports and LOVED his Boston Bruins. He was also a talented artist; always drawing, painting, and creating. Earl was sociable and fun-loving, a spark of light, cheerful and goofy. He made us smile and laugh.

Gunnar’s specialty was auto detailing. He had worked and attended trades College in Fort McMurray. He was working in Kelowna towards his Red Seal certification as an Electrician.

Gunnar had really taken to family life and is dearly missed.

Our warmest thank you to the Hansons Funeral in West Kelowna for their kindness, compassion and guidance.

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Janis Gilbertson

April 6, 2021 9:55 AM

Dear Ron, Bev, Tanis, all your family - O, how my heart is grieved to hear this. Our family did not get to spend time with Gunnar as he grew up, only remembering him from being quite young.. @2yrs? I'm unsure..
It sounds like your dear Gunnar was a deeply gifted, sensitive young man. To hear only now that you have lived this whole last challenging year in what must have been terrible horrific shredding of your hearts at his sudden death, is beyond imagining. 
Thank you for risking, for opening up, letting us into your pain. How we join with you, hold you in our hearts, asking the God of all comfort to hold you in His. 
Weeping with you, sending much much love.  Janis and Grant 

Charlotte Sault

April 2, 2021 2:24 AM

Earl (as I knew him best) was one of the kindest souls I have ever come across. He will be dearly missed. My deepest condolences.

Charlotte Sault

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